Peter Le's Fahrenheit 451 Timeline Project!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Fahrenheit 451

    Fahrenheit  451
    Author - Ray Bradbury
    A dystopian novel by Ray Bradbury which was first published in a shorter form as "The Fireman."
    The short novel presents a future American society in which the masses are hedonistic and critical thought through reading is outlawed.
  • Period: to

    Technologies of America

  • Radial Tires

    Radial Tires
    A pneumatic tire in which the ply cords extending to beads are laid at approximately right angles to the center line of the tread, because of its advantages, over time it has now become the standard design for essentially all automotive tires.
  • Teflon

    Teflon
    A trademark used for a waxy, opaque material, polytetrafluoroethylene, employed as a coating on cooking utensils and in industrial applications to prevent sticking.
  • Optical Fiber

    Optical Fiber
    A flexible optically transparent fiber, usually made of glass or plastic, through which light can be transmitted by successive internal reflections.
  • Solar Cells

    Solar Cells
    A semiconductor device that converts the energy of sunlight into elcctric energy. Also called photovoltaic cell.
    Solar Cells eventually led to the invention of solar panels .
    Solar panels make use of renewable energy from the sun, and are a clean and environmentally sound means of collecting solar energy.
  • Computer Modem

    Computer Modem
    A device for transmitting usually digital data over telephone wires by modulating the data into an audio signal to send it and demodulating an audio signal into data to receive it.
  • Explorer 1

    Explorer 1
    First Successful United States Satellite
    Explorer 1 made america and official memeber of the race in space exploration.
  • Laser

    Laser
    Any of several devices that emit highly amplified and coherent radiation of one or more discrete frequencies.
    One of the most common lasers makes use of atoms in a metastable energy state that, as they decay to a lower energy level, stimulate others to decay, resulting in a cascade of emitted radiation.
  • Hula Hoop

    Hula Hoop
    Wham-O has become the most successful manufacturer of hula hoops in modern times. They trademarked the name Hula Hoop.
    The hula hoop itself is an ancient invention - no modern company and no single inventor can claim that they invented the first hula hoop.
  • Barbie

    Barbie
    Perhaps the most famous name in doll-making history, Barbie has delighted children since 1959, and has become a magnet for doll collectors.
    The brainchild of Ruth and Elliot Handler, Barbie was modeled after a German doll.
    Made of molded plastic with her hair pulled back into a ponytail, she was available in either 11.5-inch or 7-inch heights.
  • Halogen Lamps

    Halogen Lamps
    Incandescent lamp with a quartz bulb and a gas filling that includes a halogen. It gives brilliant light from a compact unit.
    First used in the late 1960s in motion-picture production, halogen lamps are now also used in automobile headlights, underwater photography, and residential lighting.
  • Microchip /Integrated Circuit

    Microchip /Integrated Circuit
    A complex set of electronic components and their interconnections that are etched or imprinted onto a tiny slice of semiconducting material.
  • Cassette Tape

    Cassette Tape
    The Philips Company of the Netherlands invented and released the first compact audio-cassette.
    It was a high-quality polyester 1/8-inch tape.
    Recording and playback was at a speed of 1.7/8 inches per second.
  • Arcrylic Paint

    Arcrylic Paint
    A type of latex paint (rubber-based) made from acrylic resins; also called acrylic latex paint.
  • Astroturf

    Astroturf
    A brand of artificial turf or synthetic grass, used for an artificial grasslike ground covering.
    It is used in many sports related places like indoor American football stadiums.
  • Handheld Calculator

    Handheld Calculator
    An electronic or mechanical device for the performance of mathematical computations.
  • Computer Mouse

    Computer Mouse
    A small box-shaped device with wheels that is moved about by hand over a flat surface and generates signals to control the position of a cursor or pointer on a computer display.
  • Artificial Heart

    Artificial Heart
    An endoprosthetic device used to replace or assist the heart.
  • ATM

    ATM
    An unattended electronic machine in a public place, connected to a data system and related equipment and activated by a bank customer to obtain cash withdrawals and other banking services. Also called automatic teller machine, cash machine, Also called money machine.
  • APRANET

    APRANET
    The Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (ARPANET), was the world's first operational packet switching network and the core network of a set that came to compose the global Internet.
    "The First Internet"
  • Barcode Scanner

    Barcode Scanner
    An optical scanning device that reads texts which have been converted into a special bar code. Also known as bar-code reader.
  • LCD

    LCD
    A low-power flat-panel display used in many laptop computers, calculators and digital watches, made up of a liquid crystal that is sandwiched between layers of glass or plastic and becomes opaque when electric current passes through it.
    The contrast between the opaque and transparent areas forms visible characters.
  • Floppy Disk

    Floppy Disk
    A flexible plastic disk coated with magnetic material and covered by a protective jacket, used primarily by computers to store data magnetically. Also called diskette.
  • Word Processor

    Word Processor
    WordStar was the first program to give full word processing capabilities to personal computer users at far less cost than the dedicated word processors of the time.
  • Food Processor

    Food Processor
    An appliance consisting of a container housing interchangeable rotating blades and used for preparing foods, as by shredding, slicing, chopping, or blending.
  • Post-It Notes

    Post-It Notes
    A trademark for a slip of notepaper with an adhesive edge that allows it to be attached and removed from a document without causing damage.
  • Laser Printer

    Laser Printer
    A printer that uses a laser to produce an image on a rotating drum before electrostatically transferring the image to paper.
  • Cell Phones

    Cell Phones
    A mobile radiotelephone, often in an automobile, that uses a network of short-range transmitters located in overlapping cells throughout a region, with a central station making connections to regular telephone lines. Also called mobile telephone.
  • Rollerblades

    Rollerblades
    A trademark used for an in-line skate.
  • MS-DOS/ IBM PC (Computer)

    MS-DOS/ IBM PC (Computer)
    IBM introduced its new revolution in a box, the "Personal Computer" complete with a brand new operating system from Microsoft and a 16-bit computer operating system called MS-DOS 1.0.
  • Microsoft Windows

    Microsoft Windows
    Microsoft Corporation created Microsoft Windows, a next-generation operating system that would provide a graphical user interface (GUI) and a multitasking environment for IBM computers.
  • Apple Macintosh (Computer)

    Apple Macintosh (Computer)
    The Apple Macintosh computer, which was the first widely used computer with a Graphical User Interface (GUI). (An interface for issuing commands to a computer utilizing a pointing device, such as a mouse, that manipulates and activates graphical images on a monitor.)
  • Radar

    Radar
    A method of detecting distant objects and determining their position, velocity, or other characteristics by analysis of very high frequency radio waves reflected from their surfaces; the equipment used in such detection.
  • Smart Pill (Medicine)

    Smart Pill (Medicine)
    The name of smart pill now refers to any pill that can deliver or control its delivery of medicine without the patient having to take action beyond the initial swallow.
  • Hydrogen Fuel Cells

    Hydrogen Fuel Cells
    An electrochemical cell in which the energy of a reaction between a fuel, such as liquid hydrogen, and an oxidant, such as liquid oxygen, is converted directly and continuously into electrical energy.
  • Segway Human Transporter

    Segway Human Transporter
    The first self-balancing, electric-powered transportation machine, a personal transport device that uses five gyroscopes and a built-in computer to remain upright.
  • iPod/ iTunes

    iPod/ iTunes
    Apple Computers created their portable music digital player the iPod The iPod was announced several months after the release of iTunes, a program that converted audio CDs into compressed digital audio files, and could organizes your digital music collection.
  • Youtube

    Youtube
    A destination to watch and share original videos worldwide through the Web. Users can upload and share video clips on www.YouTube.com and YouTube enables video embedding that allows YouTube videos to be placed on non-YouTube pages.
  • Due Date

    Due Date
    The day the project is due!