American Technologies

Timeline created by Thomas Step
  • Period: to

    From Fahrenheit 451 to Now

  • Invention of the radar gun

    Invention of the radar gun
    Advantages: Helps the Police accurately determine speeds. Disadvantages: Can cause cancer due to radiation. Needs to be calibrated every once in a while.
  • Operation of the first functioning laser

    Operation of the first functioning laser
    Advantages: Accurate. Many uses including entertainment, medical, mechanical and many others. Disadvantages: Equipment is bulky. Expensive and have limited range.
  • First computer mouse

    First computer mouse
    Advantages: Easier to manuver through computer programs. Easier to perform finemovments and tasks. Disadvantages: Take up extra space. The cord can get in the way if the mouse has one.
  • Compact Disk is made

    Compact Disk is made
    Advantages: Fast information transfer. Accepted by most computers. Many applications. Cheap and abundant. Disadvantages: Can easily break. Not very much storage. Some can only be used once.
  • Invention of the cell phone

    Invention of the cell phone
    Advantages: Mobile telecommunications. Small and versitile. Disadvantages: Limited battery life. Costs more than home phone service.
  • Compact Flourescent Lamps are invented

    Compact Flourescent Lamps are invented
    Advantages: Uses less energy. Longer life. Brighter than other bulbs. Disadvantages: Contain Mercury. Not good for spot lighting, but good for ambience lighting. Lower temperatures can lower light level.
  • Microwaveable popcorn bag

    Microwaveable popcorn bag
    Advantages: Fast and convenient. Many styles and choices. Disadvantages: The butter in popcorn has been linked to lung cancer. Chemicals from the bag can be made into vapors and inhaled when the bag is first opened.
  • Internet is created and operational

    Internet is created and operational
    Advantages: Connects computers together. Applications like email and the web help productivity. Disadvantages: Other people might be able to find your personal information. Viruses that can affect your computer's performance.
  • GPS for personal use is created

    GPS for personal use is created
    Advantages: Helps navigate with fast directions. Can be used to help find a lost person. Disadvantages: Needs batteries or external power supply. Needs to be given special care and handling. Cost. Distraction to drivers.
  • First iPod unveiled

    First iPod unveiled
    Adcantages: All your music in a small package. Disadvantages: Limited storage. Easily lost. Higher cost than other MP3 players. Internal battery cannot be easily replaced.