Ethan's timeline

  • Oct 4, 1556

    fossil fuels

    fossil fuels
    Fossil fuels are fuels formed by natural processes such as anaerobic decomposition of buried dead organisms
  • hydroelectricity

    Hydroelectricity is the term referring to electricity generated by hydropower; the production of electrical power through the use of the gravitational force of falling or flowing water.
  • the envention of the lightbulb

    the envention of the lightbulb
    The light bulb, in particular, profoundly changed human existence by illuminating the night and making it hospitable to a wide range of human activity.
  • first solar panel

    first solar panel
    A solar panel is a packaged, connected assembly of solar cells, also known as photovoltaic cells.
  • geothemal electricity

    geothemal electricity
    Geothermal electricity is electricity generated from geothermal energy.
  • nuclear fission

    nuclear fission
    nuclear fission is a nuclear reaction in which the nucleus of an atom splits into smaller parts (lighter nuclei), often producing free neutrons and photons (in the form of gamma rays), and releasing a tremendous amount of energy.
  • wind turbine

    wind turbine
    A wind turbine is a device that converts kinetic energy from the wind into mechanical energy.
  • manhatten project

    manhatten project
    The Manhattan Project was a research and development program, led by the United States with participation from the United Kingdom and Canada, that produced the first atomic bomb during World War II.
  • microwave

    The microwave oven was invented in 1945 by American engineer Percy Spencer who worked for Raytheon.
  • solar powered car

    solar powered car
    Solar cars were first built by universities and manufacturers. The sun energy collector areas proved to be too large for consumer cars, however that is changing.