Carter Smith Timeline

  • Telephone transmission extends across and between major cities

    Telephone transmission extends across and between major cities
    As telephone transmission extends across and between major cities, "loading coils" or inductors are placed along the lines to reduce distortion and attenuation or the loss of a signal's power. Independently invented by the American Telephone and Telegraph Company's (AT&T) George Campbell and Michael Pupin of Columbia University, the loading coils are first used commercially in New York and Boston, nearly doubling the transmission distance of open lines.
  • First successful flying model propelled by an internal combustion engine

    First successful flying model propelled by an internal combustion engine
    Samuel Pierpont Langley builds a gasoline-powered version of his tandem-winged "Aerodromes." the first successful flying model to be propelled by an internal combustion engine. As early as 1896 he launches steam-propelled models with wingspans of up to 15 feet on flights of more than half a mile.
  • Yellow traffic lights were invented

    Yellow traffic lights were invented
    William Potts, a Detroit police officer, refines Garrett Morgan’s invention by adding the yellow light. Red and green traffic signals in some form have been in use since 1868, but the increase in automobile traffic requires the addition of a warning signal.
  • Transistor is invented

    Transistor is invented
    The future of radio and television is forever changed when John Bardeen, Walter Brattain, and William Shockley of Bell Laboratories co-invent the transistor.
  • Silicones Discovered

    Silicones Discovered
    Silicones, a family of chemically related substances whose molecules are made up of silicon-oxygen cores with carbon groups attached, become important as waterproofing sealants, lubricants, and surgical implants.
  • Self-cleaning electric oven invented

    Self-cleaning electric oven invented
    General Electric introduces the self-cleaning electric oven and in 1967 the first electronic oven control-beginning the revolution that would see microprocessors incorporated into household appliances of all sorts.
  • Carbon fiber developed

    Carbon fiber developed
    British engineer Leslie Phillips makes carbon fiber by stretching synthetic fibers and then heating them to blackness. The result is fibers that are twice as strong as the same weight of steel. Carbon fibers find their way into bulletproof vests, high performance aircraft, automobile tires, and sports equipment.
  • Intel introduces "computer on a chip"

    Intel introduces "computer on a chip"
    Intel, founded in 1968 by Robert Noyce and Gordon Moore, introduces a "Computer on a chip," the 4004 four-bit microprocessor, design by Frederico Faggin, Ted Hoff, and Stan Mazor. It can execute 60,000 operations per second and changes the face of modern electronics by making it possible to include data processing hundreds of devices. A 4004 provides the computing power for NASA's Pioneer 10 spacecraft, launched the following year to survey Jupiter.
  • Arthroscope introduced

    Arthroscope introduced
    Advances in fiber-optics technology give surgeons a view into joints and other surgical sites through an arthroscope, an instrument the diameter of a pencil, containing a small lens and light system, with a video camera at the outer end. Used initially as a diagnostic tool prior to open surgery, arthroscopic surgery, with its minimal incisions and generally shorter recovery time, is soon widely used to treat a variety of joint problems.
  • The Birth of Carter Smith Himself (Man, Myth, Legend)

    The Birth of Carter Smith Himself (Man, Myth, Legend)
    Carter Smith was born and the world became better.
  • Carter Smith meets another legend...

    Carter Smith meets another legend...
    LIAM
  • Carter Smith attended elementary school

    Carter Smith attended elementary school
    The beginning of Carter's education.
  • Carter Smith attends Middle School

    Carter Smith attends Middle School
    First day of Carter Smith's middle school career.
  • Carter Smith Attends High School

    Carter Smith Attends High School
    Carter Smith attends his first day of high school.