Technology 1958-Present

  • Explorer 1

    Three months after the Soviet Union began the Space Age by launching Sputnik, the U.S. responds by sending the Explorer I satellite into orbit.
  • FIrst Laser

    Working at Hughes Research Laboratories, physicist Theodore H. Maiman creates the first laser. The core of his laser consists of a man-made ruby --
  • Minicomputer

    Digital Equipment introduces the PDP-8, the world's first computer to use integrated circuit technology
  • FIrst Moon Landing

    Millions watch worldwide as the landing module of NASA's Apollo 11 spacecraft touches down on the moon's surface and Neil Armstrong becomes the first human to set foot on the moon.
  • Pong the Video Game Released

    Pong, one of the first mass-produced video games, has become the rage. Noland Bushnell, the 28 year-old inventor of Pong, will go on to found Atari.
  • The Barcode

    The first shipments of bar-coded products arrive in American stores. Scanners at checkout stations read the codes using laser technology
  • Microsoft Inevented

    Old high school friends Bill Gates and Paul Allen form a partnership known as Microsoft to write computer software
  • FIrst Human Powered Flight

    Cyclist Byron Allen crosses the English Channel in a pedal-powered aircraft called the Gossamer Albatross. The flight takes 2 hours, 49 minutes.
  • FIrst Space Shuttle

    For the first time, NASA successfully launches and lands its reusable spacecraft, the Space Shuttle.
  • Sony Camcorder

    1983 saw the first Sony Betamovie camcorder hit the stores.
  • World Wide Web

    Tim Berners-Lee invented the web with help from Robert Cailliau and others at the nuclear physics laboratory.
  • Cloning

    M. Sims and N.L. First reported the creation of calves by transfer of nuclei from cultured embryonic cells; Human embryos were first cloned.
  • Worlds First Satelite Digital Television

    It was started in 1994 and is a communication satellite and received by a satellite dish.
  • The First V-Chip

    A decoding device that would use certain signals. Such as G, PG-14, and M. Tim Collings.
  • Amazon

    Amazon becomes the first largest book retailer online.
  • I-Book Released

    I. iBook, the first semi portable computer was released by apple.
  • I-Tunes

    I-Tunes Music store is a software-based online digital media store operated by Apple Inc to share and download personal interest of songs
  • XBOX

    XBOX is a gaming consolse that allows for online play and enjoyment throughout all ages created by Microsoft
  • Toyota Prius Hybrid

    Toyota Prius is a full hybrid electric mid-size hatchback, formerly a compact sedan developed and manufactured by the Toyota Motor Corporation.
  • Youtube

    YouTube was invented by Steve Chen, Chad Hurley and Jawed Karim out of a garage in Menlo Park. The inventors became millionaires when they sold their invention for 1.65 billion dollars to the search engine Google.
  • Nitendo Wii

    The Wii is a home video game console released by Nintendo on November 19, 2006. Works With Microsoft as a wireless remote to act as if your playing the game yourself
  • I-Phone

    The I-Phone is a smartphone that was designed and marketed by Apple Inc. Steve Jobs, the CEO at Apple Inc conceived the idea of using a multi touch device to act like a computer thats now called the term a smart phone
  • Herschel: The Telescope for Invisible Stars

    A new NASA space telescope, will allow astronomers to be able to see previously invisible neighbouring stars, scientists claim. It will be in orbit for about nine months for the first time
  • I Pad

    I Pad is a line of tablet computers designed and marketed by Apple Inc. An iPad can shoot video, take photos, play music, and perform online functions such as web-browsing and emailing.
  • I Phone 5

    It is the 6th generation of the iPhone and exceeds past the iPhone 4S. The phone is a slimmer, lighter model that introduces a higher-resolution, 4-inch screen with 16:9 widescreen
  • Laser Gun

    It is the Navy's Laser Weapons System, a laser mounted on a ship that is so strong it can ignite a drone, sending it crashing and burning to earth in mere moments.