Influential Devices in 1940's & 1950's

The devices of the 1940's and 1950's that create a smoother and advanced society.

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In 1946, Percy L. Spencer had realized something unusual during a radar-related experiment. While using the radar he noticed the food around it was a bit heated. Being an engineer with Raytheon Corporation he built the microwave oven.

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In 1945 the atomic bomb was invented. As World War II grew nearer President Franklin D. Roosevelt was told by Albert Einstien and many other scientist that Germany was trying to purify uranium 235. Knowing this now, the United States government went under serious research on a fission device for destruction, known now as the Atomic Bomb. When it was dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki the world had seen the destruction and soon went into another arms race for bigger and badder weapons.

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In 1943, the rotary phone was created. It was first created with metal but was later on made with plastic to make a lighter telephone. Rotary telephones were used and updated for faster communication by putting the buttons with letters. This item is very influential to present day today because without these phones, we wouldn't have smartphones or more efficiently phones to communicate with others.

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In the period between 1940 and 1956. The first generation computers were based on vacuum tubes. The operations of these computers were really slow. They were very hard to use and the size of them were very large. They used a lot of electricity and generated a lot of heat. Others had a very hard time in the 1940's with these computers.