Tuesday, July 28, 2009

20th CENTURY INVENTIONS

Which of these is the most important invention in your opinion. Why?

1.
INVENTION: COMPUTER
INVENTOR: Konrad Suse (circa 30’s); John von Neumann, 1903-1957
USES: All possible mathematical equations, charts, information exchange, data base, etc.
YEAR OF INVENTION: All along the century.
2.
INVENTION: TENNIS SHOES
INVENTOR: Well, shoes have started out from grass sandals, to more things. But an exact answer would be hard.
USES: to protect and to provide comfort to our feet
YEAR OF INVENTION: From Keds, which were the first tennis shoes in 1917
3.
INVENTION: TRANSISTOR
INVENTOR: By a team of scientists working for Bell Telephone Labs in Murray Hill, New Jersey.
USES: Transistors have many uses including switching, voltage/current regulation, and amplification
YEAR OF INVENTION: In the mid 1940’s
4.
INVENTION: THE LASER
INVENTOR: Theodore Mainman
USES: Emplyoed in all kinds of applications, CD players and metal cutter, for example.
YEAR OF INVENTION: 1960
5.
INVENTION: THE ANTIBIOTICS
INVENTOR: Alexander Fleming, Howard Florey and Ernst Chain
USES: Heal Infections and diseases
YEAR OF INVENTION: 1945

8 comments:

Michael said...

Antibiotics, for sure! Why? Just because the impact of it discovery improved the health of everyone. Of course the other inventions mentioned by Daniel also helped to improve our life quality, but the only one which did it as soon as discovered was antibiotics. It was first goal of antibiotics.

Cele said...

I guess the best invention was the transistor, because without it computers wouldn't exist.
And I don't see eye to eye with Michael, I think that antibiotics aren't one invention exactly but a discovery in fact.

Luis Borghetti said...

I agree with Marcele. without transistors high technology wouldn`t evolve.

Michael said...

OK Marcele...I agree that antibiotics were "discovered" and not "invented". We can replace these words with "innovations". I can't see how transistors or computers can be more important than antibiotics anyway.
PS: antibiotics were "invented" some years before than Daniel wrote. 1945 was the year which they won Nobel Prize.

Jair said...

I think just like Marcele, because this invention helps to develop better antibiotics and improve our live quality with the technology of things like cellphones, TV, medical equipment and countless other important things.

Ruben said...

I think that antibiotics are more important, because sometimes your health depends on these and though computer, transistor and other things can be more important, just Jesus and antibiotics can save your life....hehehe.

Patrick said...

I think that antibiotics are the most important invention because recently i had a pneumonia and the antibiotics healed me.

Flavio said...

I agree with Ruben. JESUS and antibiotics. No JESUS, no antibiotics, computer, transistors and etc... No JESUS, NO life.