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Some (non-Australian) innovations of the twentieth century. Click the image to enlarge.
1903
aeroplane shrank space and time for earthlings
1906
radio bathed us in news and entertainment
1909
Bakelite first artificial plastic
1914
traffic light the car was taking over our cities
1921
insulin extracted from pigs to save human lives
1926
TV the world fitted in a box at home
1928
sliced bread the beginning of fast food?
1934
nylon more things could be made with plastic
1939
DDT first synthetic pesticide - later banned
1945
computer changed the way we did just about everything
1947
transistor led to more and tinier consumer products
1954
nuclear power a dream of unlimited energy under our control
1955
microwave oven wartime radar research led to even faster food
1960
contraceptive pill synthetic hormones made birth control easy
1961
space travel the Russians got there first, the race was on
1969
internet began as a weapon of the cold war
1972
CT scanner showed us more of what's inside our bodies
1980
Game & Watch hand-held interactive devices took off
1991
world wide web massive communication turned us into cyborgs
1996
Dolly the sheep mammals can be cloned - are we next?


 
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