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Science of the 1940s

Durinf the forties the was effort pushed technology into advancement.

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During the 20th century the first computers appeared

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1940

1941

  • Konrad Zuse's Z3, the first computer controlled by software.
  • Aerosol spray cans invented by American inventors, Lyle David Goodloe and W.N. Sullivan.
  • Enrico Fermi invents the neutronic reactor.

1942

1943

  • Synthetic rubber invented.
  • Richard James invents the slinky.
  • James Wright invent silly putty.
  • Swiss chemist, Albert Hofmann discovered the hallucinogenic properties of LSD.
  • Emile Gagnan and Jacques Cousteau invent the aqualung.

1944

  • The kidney dialysis machine invented by Willem Kolff.
  • Synthetic cortisone invented by Percy Lavon Julian.

1945

1946

1947

  • British/Hungarian scientist, Dennis Gabor, developed the theory of holography.
  • Mobile phones first invented. Although cell phones were not sold commercially until 1983.
  • Bardeen, Brattain, and Shockley invent the transistor.
  • Earl Silas Tupper patented the Tupperware seal.

1948

  • The Frisbee ® invented by Walter Frederick Morrison and Warren Franscioni.
  • Velcro ® invented by George de Mestral.
  • Robert Hope-Jones invented the Wurlitzer jukebox.

1949

  • Cake mix invented.

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