Technology is the application of scientific principles to solve problems and accomplish tasks. Technological design is the process of finding the best solution for a problem that is also within the given constraints.

Over the past 100 years technology has helped shape our lives more than ever.  For today I want you to explore the  website links below and discover what are thought to be the most influential inventions of the past 600 years.

Top inventions of the past 100 years
Inventions of each century

Assinment...
  1. List 10 influential inventions of the last 600 year, 5 from the past 100 years and 5 from prior to that.  Include the year of each discovery (10 points)
  2. Select 2 of the inventions listed in question 1 and in detail describe what impact each discovery/invention has had on society and who invented it (5 points)



 


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Jessica H.
11/21/2011 9:07am

1955—TV REMOTE CONTROL
1955—MICROWAVE OVEN
1957—BIRTH-CONTROL PILL
1962—LED
1962—COMMUNICATIONS SATELLITE
1962-VIDEO GAMES
1969—SMOKE DETECTOR
1970—DIGITAL MUSIC
1973 Cellphone
1973—MRI

1957—BIRTH-CONTROL PILL! It's helpful in many ways. One is that your most likely to not have a baby. Two then many many baby's never see day.

1955—TV REMOTE CONTROL! One is that you don't have to get up but the downer on this is that I think since we dint have to get up then we started to gain weight.

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tesha s.
02/23/2012 2:51pm

this true about the birth control pill and the remote control

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Deair
11/21/2011 9:14am

OLD INVENTIONS.BIRTH CONTROL PILL(1957),T.V REMOTE(CONTROL 1955),MICROWAVE OVEN(1955),SMOKE DETECTOR(1969),AND DIGITAL MUSIC(1970)...NEW INVENTIONS.I PHONE 4(2011),XBOX360(2005),PS3(2006),WII(2007),AND DROID RAZOR(2011)...

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raicharr wray
11/21/2011 9:14am

Jet airliner - 1958
Float Glass - 1959
Cordless Tools - 1961
Industrial Robot - 1961
Communication Satellite - 1962
19 century - machine tools
1904 - safety razor
radio - 1919
web pages - 1989

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Cheyenne G.
11/21/2011 9:14am

Old Inventions New Inventions
______________ ______________
1.Gas lighting-1804 1.Smoke Detector-
2.Electric light-1809 1969
3.Soda Fountain-1819 2.Birth Control
4.Toy balloon-1829 pill-1957
5.Sewing Machine-1831 3.Float Glass
4.microwave oven-
1955
5.Gps-1978

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Niya M.
11/21/2011 9:14am

1. 1962/Video games 1. 1955/TV Remote
Control
2. 1973/Cellphone


3. 1978/GPS

4. 1984/DNA
Fingerprinting

5. 1998/Genetic
Sequencing

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Selena S
11/21/2011 9:15am

1.T.V remote control 1955
2.microwave oven 1955
3.video games 1962
4.cordless tools 1961
5.digital music 1970
6.oil painting 1420
7.golf balls 1400
8.parachute 1485
9.bell chimes 1487
10.whiskey 1494

The first parachute was invented by Leonardo Davinci and was very much impacted by alot of people because it saved alot of peoples lives if they we going to be in a plane crash

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Logan w
11/21/2011 9:15am

Year unknown
Just when the first true rockets appeared is unclear. Stories of early rocket-like devices appear sporadically through the historical records of various cultures. Perhaps the first true rockets were accidents. In the first century A.D., the Chinese reportedly had a simple form of gunpowder made from saltpeter, sulfur, and charcoal dust. To create explosions during religious festivals, they filled bamboo tubes with a mixture and tossed them into fires. Perhaps some of those tubes failed to explode and instead skittered out of the fires, propelled by the gases and sparks produced by the burning gunpowder.


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Jevon C
11/21/2011 9:15am

Parachute 1448,Bottled beer 1568,submarine 1620,air pump 1650,pressure cooker.

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Jordan J
11/21/2011 9:15am

1998-MP3 Player

1970-digital music

1973-cellphone

1978-in-virto Fertilization

1979-sony walkman

1957-birth-controll pill

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miguel.A
11/21/2011 9:54am

I read the mp3 player and it said that is was the end of civilization and In 1861, Doctor Richard Gatling patented the Gatling Gun, a six-barreled weapon capable of firing a (then) phenomenal 200 rounds per minute.

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bobbyjo u
11/21/2011 9:54am

cellphone 1973,1978—GPS,1969—SMOKE DETECTOR,1957—BIRTH-CONTROL PILL,1961—INDUSTRIAL ROBOT,1962—LED,1964—UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES,1964—MUSIC SYNTHESIZER
1966—HIGH-YIELD RICE,1969—CHARGE-COUPLED DEVICE
The 16th century was a time of unprecedented change, the very beginning of the modern era of science, a time of great exploration, religious and political urmoil, and extraordinary literature.
The 19th century was the age of machine tools - tools that made tools - machines that made parts for other machines, including interchangeable parts. The assembly line was invented during the 19th century, speeding up the factory production of consumer good.

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Autumn S.
11/21/2011 10:01am

In 1679 Denis Papin invents the Pressure Cooker.Since he did that now people can cook faster.

In 1674 Anton Van Leeuwenhoek was the first to see and describe bacteria with a microscope.

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thomas swoope
11/21/2011 10:01am

fork 1609

spoon 1611

knife 1621

video games 1962

high yield rice 1966

smoke detector 1969

music SYNTHESIZER 1964

WAFFLE-SOLE RUNNING SHOES 1971

Computer Mouse 1962

Cellphone 1973

cellphone is good because you need 2 call ppl

computer mouse is good so git to DA innet

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tyrek riechers
11/21/2011 10:01am

1959—FLOAT GLASS 1978—GPS 1998—MP3 1964—MUSIC SYNTHESIZER 1969—SMOKE DETECTOR the float glass They were made by rapidly squeezing

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Emily.H
11/21/2011 10:03am

Leo Baekland invented the first synthetic plastic called Bakelite in 1907.
People probably use that plastic alot with projects and stuff.
1285-1290 First WindMill
windmills are not really around here so you can't see them you can most likely find windmills at farms or in the middle of a lawn with no trees.

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Kaytlyn T
11/21/2011 11:25am

Tese are inventions over the last 100 years.
1.1955- Tv remote control designed by Zenith's Eugene Polley and is used so turning the channel is easier.
2.1955—Microwave Oven
3.1957—Birth-Control Pills
4.1962—Communication Satellite
5.1964—Music Synthesizer
6.1969—Smoke Detector
7.1970—Digital Music- James Russel invents the first digital music player.
8.1998—MP3 Player
9.1962- Video Games
10.1962—Led


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Reno s.
11/21/2011 11:32am

(1) AbioCor artificial heart invented by Abiomed .
(2) Fuel cell bike invented by Aprilia.
(3)Self-cleaning windows invented by PPG Industries.
(4) On October 23, 2001 Apple Computers publicly announced their portable music digital player the iPod
(5) Solar Tower invented by Jorg Schlaich.
(6) Phone tooth invented by James Auger and Jimmy Loizeau.
(7) Nano-tex - nanotechnology wearable fabrics invented by Nano-tex LLC.
(8)Foveon Camera Chip invented by Richard Merrill.
(9) Virtual keyboard invented by Canesta and VKB.
(10) SonoPrep invented by bioengineer Robert Langer,

I think that the technology that had most impact on human life was the AbioCor. The artificial heart invented by Abiomed .the Abiocor represents medical miniaturization technology. With out medical technology
i dont think the world would be like it is today .

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Ricky D
11/21/2011 11:32am

1984-DNA finger-printing,1958-laser,1911-TV,1972-video game,1876-phone,1972-internet,1800-light,1678-school,1932-computer,1981-coffee.School is an important invention because it gives us an education and no one knows who invented school.Light is important because it gives us the power to see in the dark and Thomas Edison invented it.

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Sierra J
11/21/2011 11:33am

From the past 500 years
1.1440:Johann Gutenburg: Master printer- a movable presser that made inexpensive mass-printing of books possible.
2.1510: Leonardo DaVinci: Horizontal water wheel.
3.1565: Conrad Gesner: graphite pencil
4.1589: William Lee : Stocking frame- knitting machine
5.1593: Galileo Galilei: Water thermometer.

From the past 100 years
1.1902: Willis Carrier: air conditioner.
2.1902: James Mackenzie: lie detector
3.1978—GPS
4.1981—SCANNING TUNNELING MICROSCOPE
5.1984—DNA FINGERPRINTING

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dakota s.
11/21/2011 11:34am

21th.SixthSense
2oth.Ginger
19th.airplanes, automobiles, and radio,
18th.useable electricity, steel, and petroleum products
17th.tuning fork.fire extinguisher.thermometer.

1.The SixthSense is a wearable gestural interface that lets natural hand gestures interact with digital data.
2.the Ginger is a Segway Human Transporter, the first self-balancing, electric-powered transportation machine.if it wasnt for the rock then we probally wouldnt have the technology like we do today

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tesha s.
11/22/2011 2:52pm

1. 1910- Thomas Edison demonstrated first talking motion picture.
2. 1911- Charles Franklin Kettereing first electrical automobile ignition system.
3. 1912- Clarence Crane invited Life Savers.
4. 1913- Gideon Soundback invents modern zipper.
5. 1918- Charles Jung inventes fortune cookie
6. 1800- Count Alessandro Volta invents the battery.
7. 1810- Peter Durand invents the tin can.
8. 1819- Rene Laennec invents the stethoscope.
9. 1709- Bartolomeo Cristofori invents the piano.
10. 1780- Benjamin Franklin invents thr bi-focal eyeglasses.
The impact that the discovery of the bi- focal eyeglasses by Benjamin Franklin was pretty huge. People were able to have reading glasses and long vision glasses all in one. The impact of the modern zipper by Gideon Sundback was huge to. For the first time people didn't have to use a seam or buttons to hold something together.

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Selena S.
11/22/2011 11:23pm

Inventions: Smoke Detector (1969) TV remote (1855) Cellphone (1973) GPS (1978) DNA Fingerprinting (1984)

Prior to 100 yrs: Flushed Toilets (1500) Blood Transfusion (1625) Air pump (1650) Soda Fountain (1819) Matches (1827)

MATCHES (1827) The man who invented matches was Robert Boyle. He discovered that phosphorus and sulfur would burst into flame instantly if rubbed together.
An impact on society is matches, theyare used for many defferent reasons such as emergencies and everyday uses.

SMOKE DETECTOR (1969) Francis Robbins Upton invented the first automatic electric fire alarm. One impact on society was that the smoke alarms saved millions of peoples lives. The only down side is that these alarms do not intantly alarm when it sences the toxins, only when it sences smoke.

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