Science and Technology of the 1940's

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  • Aerosol spray cans

    Aerosol spray cans
    invented by American inventors, Lyle David Goodloe and W.N. Sullivan. An entire form of art (graffiti) would cease to exist, without this. Not to mention, this is easily the quickest way to paint something.
  • electronic digital computer

    electronic digital computer
    John Atanasoff and Clifford Berry built the first electronic digital computer. We're one step closer to the modern-day computers we all know and love.
  • hallucinogenic properties of LSD

    hallucinogenic properties of LSD
    Swiss chemist, Albert Hofmann discovered the hallucinogenic properties of LSD. Without this discovery there is a good chance the "hippy movement" wouldn't have happened in the 70s.
  • aqualung

    Emile Gagnan and Jacques Cousteau invent the aqualung. This made deep sea diving possible.
  • atomic bomb

    atomic bomb
    The atomic bomb is invented. The deadliest weapon of it's time and 2nd deadliest today.
  • microwave oven

    microwave oven
    The microwave oven invented by Percy Spencer. Just ask a teenager how important of an invention this is!
  • Mobile Phone

    Mobile Phone
    Mobile phones first invented. Although cell phones were not sold commercially until 1983. It's a little bulkier than the iPhone, but a cellphone nonetheless. This will revolutionize communication.
  • transistor

    Bardeen, Brattain, and Shockley invent the transistor. The transistor is an influential little invention that changed the course of history in a big way for computers and all electronics.
  • Tupperware seal

    Tupperware seal
    Earl Silas Tupper patented the Tupperware seal. Anybody who likes to cook knows the importance of this.
  • Frisbee

    The Frisbee invented by Walter Frederick Morrison and Warren Franscioni. This is probably the biggest classic in the toy industry.
  • Velcro

    Velcro invented by George de Mestral. Velcro was my saving grace in elementary school. It saves tons of time and you can avoid learning to tie knots. (that's what I did)
  • Jukebox

    Robert Hope-Jones invented the Wurlitzer jukebox. Aaaayyyee!
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    Science and Technology of the 1940's