Technological Advances Between 1200-Present
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Category (Ms. Baldwin fills this in)
Name of Invention or Discovery
Date Invented or Discovered
Who Invented or Discovered It?
Description of technology involved
Why it mattered or how it changed society
Initials & Source
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IndustryCotton GinMarch 14, 94Eli Whitney
A machine that picked and removed seeds from harvested cotton.
Changed the way cotton was produced. Allowed cotton to be harvested at greater speeds which in turn allowed manufacturers to produce greater amounts in shorter periods of time.
(MB) http://www.history.com/topics/inventions/cotton-gin-and-eli-whitney
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Communication/Daily Life/IndustryPrinting Press15th CenturyJohannes Gutenberg
It had multiple leters that could have ink pressed against it, and than they would be lowered and pressed against paper
It allowed quick production of books
(Jc) http://www.livescience.com/43639-who-invented-the-printing-press.html
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Daily Life"Pennsylvania Stove"About 1740Benjamin franklin
This allowed people to cook in a more convienent way.
This made it easier for families and women to make food, and overall save time in a time that was starting to grow.
(Jc) https://www.britannica.com/technology/stove
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Daily LifeLight bulb1879Thomos Edison
It had a luminacent filling inside, and it also had a glass outside
This allowed people to have ligt in dark places for much longer
(Jc) http://www.livescience.com/43424-who-invented-the-light-bulb.html
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Communication/EntertainmentMotion Picture (zoopraxiscope)1867William Lincoln
Multiple pictures and a way to move between them quickly, and thus created a sense of motion
This was the stepping ground for todays motion pictures and tv's
(Jc) http://inventors.about.com/od/timelines/fl/The-History-of-Motion-Picture.htm
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Industry/TransportationSteam Engine1698 Thomas Savery
Many steel gears, cylinders and other slight details
With the steam engine many people were able to move a lot more, a lot faster
(Jc) http://www.livescience.com/44186-who-invented-the-steam-engine.html
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Communication/EntertainmentCompact DiscJune 3, 1965James Russel
A small disc where music and information can be stored.
Now people could store there favorite music and store important information that they could easily access and save.
(LM) https://www.timetoast.com/timelines/technology-1950-to-the-present
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Communication/Entertainment/Industry
Computers 1946 Charles Babbage Computes being huge to being laptops
Being able to have entertainment and finding infromation faster
(JLL) https://prairiehill.org/technology/web_projects/nm_early_computers.html
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MedicalBirth Control Pill1957FDA approved
This was the first oral contraceptive and it was made to help with menstural disorders.
Today women use this contraceptive to prevent horrible crampings and pregnancy.
(LM) http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/gadgets/a341/2078467/
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EntertainmentDigital CamerasDecember 1975Steven SassonEasier to take pictures Learn to capture a moment
(JLL) http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/08/12/kodaks-first-digital-moment/?_r=0
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SafetySmoke Detector 1969
Randolph Smith and Kenneth House
If smoke gets in the detector then an alarm will trigger.
Now fires can be prevented from spreading because once the alarm is triggerd you can either put it out before it spreads or you can call 911 or sometimes the alarm itself will alert the fire station. Keeps your home from being burned down and it saves lives.
(LM) http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/gadgets/a341/2078467/
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1268rogor baconhourglass earliest recorded use of lenseto tell time a new way (GS)
http://www.thefinertimes.com/Middle-Ages/technology-in-the-middle-ages.html
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Weaponsrockets1243 BCChinese (mongols)rockets used for chinese battle
used as weapons to get rid of their component
(GS)
http://www.historycentral.com/dates/1200ad.html
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1420Jan Van Eyckoil painting
paint walls with a new resource so paint can last longer
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http://theinventors.org/library/inventors/bl1400s.htm
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Industrycopper1820thomas doolittletelegraph
The telegraph revolutionized communication, allowing people to relay messages faster than ever before. This invention played a big role in the Civil War, with over 25 million dollars of telegraph wire spent by the Union alone.
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Daily LifeSoap2800 BCMesopotamiaPersonal Hygine
You might not be able to be in a relationship
http://www.krysstal.com/display_inventions.php?years=3%2C000+BC+to+2%2C000+BC
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TransportationGPS1978Roger L. Easton
Satellite that tells you how to get to one place to another by giving you directions from your current location.
Now if you get lost you can use a GPS to guide you back to your home or wherever you need to get to. It helps guide you to a location.
(LM) http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/gadgets/a341/2078467/
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WeaponsRevolving gun1836Samuel Colt
Faster to reload than any other firearm, and remains popular today.
best remembered as the creator of one of the most popular gun designs in the history of the world - six-barreled Colt pistol called "revolver"
DA
http://www.samuelcolt.net/ https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn17423-timeline-weapons-technology/
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IndustryThe Nails 1790s and the early 1800sHenry Bessemer
Nail-making machines came online between the 1790s and the early 1800s. Technology for crafting nails continued to advance; After Henry Bessemer developed a process to mass-produce steel from iron, the iron nails of yesteryear slowly waned and by 1886, 10 percent of U.S.
To build things, used to be made out of wood. Now nails are used to make things last longer and held together stronger,
DA
http://www.livescience.com/33749-top-10-inventions-changed-world.html
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Transportation The Compass 9th and 11th centuryThe Chinese
it was made of lodestone, a naturally-magnetized iron ore, the attractive properties of which they had been studying for centuries.
made navagation easier and fasier DA
http://www.livescience.com/33749-top-10-inventions-changed-world.html
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MedicalPenicillin1928Alexander Fleming
hat antibiotic mold turned out to be the fungus Penicillium. fights a huge number of bacterial infections in humans without harming the humans themselves.
antibiotic DA
http://www.livescience.com/33749-top-10-inventions-changed-world.html
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Language 100,000 BCEUnknownused for comunnication
making it a lot easier to pass on how-to knowledge from generation to generation and speeding the spread of innovation.
DA
http://startupguide.com/world/the-40-greatest-innovations-of-all-time/
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1500Haslely Willardfirst flush toilets appeared
used to dispose and new way to go to the bathroom
GS
http://theinventors.org/library/inventors/bl1400s.htm
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1400bartolomeo cristoforiSpinet was invitented (First piano)
a new instrument was made so musicians can play them
GS
http://theinventors.org/library/inventors/bl1400s.htm
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Transportationgus ( GLOBE) 1490-1492MARTIN BEHAIM
3 DEMENSIONAL REPLICATE OF EARTH THAT HELPED NAVIGATORS NAVIGATE EARTH
IT HELPED EXPLORERS EXPLORE THE WORLD AS A GUIDE TO THEIR ADVANTURES.
https://prezi.com/-bs8natasvzf/technological-advances-1450-1750-ce/
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Communicationgus (LEAD PENCIL)1564NICHOLAS JACQUEZ CONTE
PENCIL USUING GRAPHITE AS THE MARKING MATERIAL
HELPS PEOPLE WRITE FASTER PASTE
https://prezi.com/-bs8natasvzf/technological-advances-1450-1750-ce/
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Industrygus (KNITTING MACHINE)1589WILLIAM LEE
MACHINE FOR MECHANICALLY KNITTING FABRIC
PRODUCES STOCKINGS REPLACES HUMANS
https://prezi.com/-bs8natasvzf/technological-advances-1450-1750-ce/
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Everyday Lifegus (FLUSHING TOILET)1596SIR JOHN HARRINGTONPOTTY REPLACEMENT
SUPPORTED PEOPLE WHEN DOING HUMAN NECCESSITIES INSTEAD OF USUING POTS
https://prezi.com/-bs8natasvzf/technological-advances-1450-1750-ce/
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Medicalgus (THERMOMETER)1714GABRIEL FAHRENHEITINDICATES TEMPERATURE
HELPS INDICATE TEMPERATURE TO KNOW HOW COLD OR HOT IT IS
https://prezi.com/-bs8natasvzf/technological-advances-1450-1750-ce/
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Everyday Lifewristwatch 1868patrick philippeit was a device that told time
it allowed many people to know the time on the go.
http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/first-wristwatch/
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WeaponsArmor piercing rounds1860Major Sir W. Pallisera bullet that pierced armor
it made warfare a much more dangerous subject
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armor-piercing_shell
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WeaponsMills bomb1856Sir William Millsit was a handheld bomb aka the grenadeit was mainly used by the british in warfare
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Mills_(inventor)
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WeaponsTsar bomb1961
Yulii Borisovich Khariton, Andrei Sakharov, Yuri Trutnev, Yakov Borisovich Zel'dovich
it was the biggest nucular bomb now the 2nd
it was a weapon that russia invented to strike fear into people
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsar_Bomba
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Weaponssniper rifle1853Joseph Whitwortha long range weaponit allowed long range combat
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sniper_rifle
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Everydaylife/Weapons(HR) Matchlock1368 to 1644China's ming Dynasty
The matchlock was created to make hand-held firing gun easier to light
It mattered alot because they used it in wars making the guns faster to with the use of matchlock
(HR) https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn17423-timeline-weapons-technology/
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Weapons(HR) Boomerang23,000 B.CAustralia’s Aboriginal peopleIt was created as a hunting weapon
It mattered alot becasue it made it easier to hunt animals
https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn17423-timeline-weapons-technology/
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Weapons(HR) sling ball500 B.CChina
It could sling balls of rock as far as 125 meters
It mattered becasue they could use the weight as leverage to fire heavy weapons and as a slinger to balance off the heavy weights.
https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn17423-timeline-weapons-technology/
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Weapons(HR) spears400,000 B.CGermanyIt was a weapon used for hunting
It mattered because they used weapons for hunting and also for war in the late times such as native americans.
https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn17423-timeline-weapons-technology/
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Weapons
(HR) supercavitating torpedo
1960 to 2000Russia
It exploites water bubbles around objects that travels about 500 kilometers an hour
It matters because it is used in military and used to carry humans in supercavitating craft.
https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn17423-timeline-weapons-technology/
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industrycopper
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MedicalContact lenses 1887 followed 1995Leonardo (JLL)
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CommunicationMechanical Pencil 1822Slavoljub Eduard Penkala
A led pencil that is not wooden instead it is mechanical Instead of cutting down trees and using them to make wooden pencils that don't last forever, you can reuse the same pencil and add lead each time you run out
(LM) Ms. Baldwin
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Everyday LifeWatch 1510Peter HenleinMore convenient way to tell time
Made it easier for people to know what time it is
(JP)http://www.historyofwatch.com/clock-inventors/peter-henlein/
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SafetyLocks1778Robert BarroninTo secure things Helped us secure precious things
(JP)http://www.historyofkeys.com/locks-history/history-of-locks/
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MedicalAnesthesia 1846Thomas Green Mortonto make surgeries painless
Many people can go through surgeries without feeling a thing
(JP)http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?pid=S1676-24442009000400001&script=sci_arttext&tlng=en
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Transportation/WeaponSubmarine 1623 Dutchman Cornelius Drebbelto go under water
helped us researh under the sea better and for war purposes
(JP)http://www.submarine-history.com/NOVAone.htm
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MedicalEye Glassesbetween 1268 and 1289Original creator unknown to improve vison helped many people see clearly
(JP) http://www.museumofvision.org/exhibitions/?key=44&subkey=4&relkey=35
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TransportationAutomobiles1885Kari BenzIt's transportation
It was a better way to get around, it helped peopeple get from point a to poiny b
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Communicationtelephone1904Antoino MeucciYou can communcate with people
You could cummmuncate with people better
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Everyday LifeRefridgerator 1805Oliver Evans you can put your food in it it's a way you could keep your food fresh Bw
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Communication/Everyday Life/Entertainment
Television
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WeaponsGunpowder 10th centuryby the Chinese
substance which burns very rapidly and used in firearms
This reduces peak pressures in a gun, but makes it less suitable for shattering rock
EL. http://www.edinformatics.com/inventions_inventors/gunpowder.htm
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Communication/EntertainmentInternet1969
Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) at the Dept. of Defense
publicly available worldwide system of interconnected computer networks that transmit data
It carries various information and services, such as electronic mail, online chat and the interlinked web pages and other documents of the World Wide Web
EL. http://www.edinformatics.com/inventions_inventors/gunpowder.htm
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MedicalGlasses1280s
Salvino degli Armati or Alessandro di Spina
are frames bearing lenses worn in front of the human eyes,
For purely aesthetic reasons but normally for vision correction or eye protection.
EL. http://www.edinformatics.com/inventions_inventors/gunpowder.htm
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Communication/EntertainmentE-mail (Electronic Mail)1971Ray Tomlinson
Is a method of composing, sending, and receiving messages over electronic communication systems
way for multiple users of a time-sharing mainframe computer to communicate
EL. http://www.edinformatics.com/inventions_inventors/gunpowder.htm
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TransportationElevator1852Elisha Graves Otis
A transport device used to move goods or people vertically
elevators are known more for helping as lifts
EL. http://www.edinformatics.com/inventions_inventors/gunpowder.htm
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