Home work Help plz Inventons of 1960s-1979?
Does anyone know any inventions that came out in 1960-1979 and maybe a little bit about it also if you can leave a site of where I can find more it would be really helpful
also if someone knows any books that came out in this time and a synopsis or summary of the book it would be really helpful to share it with me
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
there are quite a few to choose from and can find more about these at wikipedia.org
1960: Laser: Theodore Harold Maiman
1961: Optical disc: David Paul Gregg
1961: Cochlear implant: William House
1962: Light-emitting diode: Nick Holonyak
1962: Space observatory: Ball Brothers Aerospace Corporation 
1963: Computer mouse: Douglas Engelbart
1967: Automatic Teller Machine: John Shepherd-Barron
1967: Hypertext: Andries van Dam and Ted Nelson
1968: Video game console: Ralph H. Baer
1960s: Packet switching: Paul Baran and Donald Davies, independently
1969: ARPANET (first wide-area packet switching network): United States Department of Defense
1971: E-mail: Ray Tomlinson
1971: Liquid Crystal Display: James Fergason
1971: Microprocessor: Federico Faggin and Marcian Hoff
1971: Pocket calculator: Sharp Corporation
1971: Magnetic resonance imaging: Raymond V. Damadian
1972: Computed tomography: Godfrey Newbold Hounsfield
1973: Ethernet: Bob Metcalfe and David Boggs
1973: Genetically modified organism: Stanley Norman Cohen and Herbert Boyer
1973: Personal computer: Xerox PARC
1974: Rubik's Cube: Ernő Rubik
1974: Hybrid vehicle: Victor Wouk 
1975: DNA sequencing by chain termination Frederick Sanger
1975: Digital camera: Steven Sasson
1976: Gore-Tex fabric: W. L. Gore
1977: Personal stereo: Andreas Pavel
1977: Cellular mobile phone: Bell Labs 
1978: Spring loaded camming device: Ray Jardine
1978 : Spreadsheet: Dan Bricklin
1970s: Leaf blower in Japan
- elcid812Lv 41 decade ago
Aside from the pet rock (which really isn't an invention) the personal computer came out during this era. Up to this point all computers were large bulky units that took up rooms. The transistor changed all that and computers were able to be placed on desks and in small homes. The first popular computers were the TRS Mark IV and the Apple IIe. These two computers set the benchmark for all computers that followed because or their styling, compact size, and affordable price.
Another great invention of the era was the Compact Disc. Everything up to this point was either a tape or an LP (record). The CD revolutionized the music industry. Although Cellular Phones were actually invented in the 1940's, the restrictions from the FCC kept them from actually coming out on the market in the USA untill the 70's. Motorola and ATT were competing for the frequency that became the cellular bands. I doubt that one will actully work because they were really invented in the 40's.
Books like "That was then this is now" and "Rumble Fish" were from this era. You would be much better off to get the synopsis and notes from sparknotes.com.
- tikitikiLv 71 decade ago
8 track tape player
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- Anonymous1 decade ago
how bout posi traction, electric windows, guided missiles, atari, starwars.....