Inventions Since 1953

Timeline created by mikayla17
  • The hovercraft was created.

    The hovercraft was created.
    No exact date given. Invented by Christopher Cockerell. Benefit because we have more transportation but disadvantage because hovercraft's are semi dangerous.
  • The first computer hard disk was used.

    The first computer hard disk was used.
    Benefits because our computer technology has grown but disadvantage because more electricity is used by more computers.
  • The laser was invented.

    The laser was invented.
    It is unknown which exact day it was invented. Created by Gordon Gould. Advantage because it helps science grows and through the laser it creates more inventions and disadvantage because it is dangerous.
  • The hula hoop was invented.

    The hula hoop was invented.
    Invented by Richard Knerr and Andrew Melin. Exact date unknown. Advantage because it's fun for kids but disadvantage because while fire is on it, it is dangerous.
  • The nondairy creamer was invented.

    The nondairy creamer was invented.
    Exact date unknown, Benefit because lactose intolerant people can drink it with coffee, but disadvantage because if chemicals are added, they can be unhealthy.
  • The audio casette was invented.

    The audio casette was invented.
    Exact date unknown. Advantage because music can keep you entertained, and disadvantage because music can sometimes keep you occupied while you could be doing something else.
  • Acrylic paint was invented.

    Acrylic paint was invented.
    Exact date unknown. With acrylic paint, you can make beautiful paintings with inexpensive paint and disadvantage because they can be dangerous if you swallow.
  • Astroturf was invented.

    Astroturf was invented.
    Invented on about the 25th (that's when they got the patent for astroturf). Created by James Faria and Robert Wright. Astroturf is an advantage because you don't have to keep grass maintained but an disadvantage because you may have to kill plants/trees to build it.
  • The first handheld calculator was invented.

    The first handheld calculator was invented.
    Exact date unknown. Makes it easier to calculate math, but is a disadvantage because you don't have to do it in your head.
  • The computer mouse was invented.

    The computer mouse was invented.
    Invented by Douglas Engelbart. Exact date unknown. A advantage is that computers are made easier, but also preoccupy people on computers when they could be doing something else.
  • The ATM was invented.

    The ATM was invented.
    Exact date unknown. ATM's help people get ATM's easier but people can rob them and steal the money out of it.