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Author Gref, Lynn G
Title Rise and Fall of American Technology
Imprint New York : Algora Publishing, 2010
©2010
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Descript 1 online resource (221 pages)
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Note Preface -- Introduction -- Chapter 1. The Technology Development Cycle -- Chapter 2. The Winnowing of Technologies through the Development Cycle -- Chapter 3. The Pace of Technology Development -- Chapter 4. The Technology Players -- Chapter 5. The Finances of Technology -- Chapter 6. The Rise of Technology in America -- Chapter 7. Inventions of the Rise -- 1879 - Electric Light Bulb -- 1886 - Dishwasher -- 1900 - Brownie Camera -- 1903 - Airplane -- 1904 - Alkaline Storage Battery -- 1904 - Vacuum tube -- 1906 - Gyrocompass -- 1907 - Electric Washing Machine -- 1908 - Interchangeable Parts in Mass Production -- 1913 - Assembly Line -- 1913 - Electric Refrigerator -- 1913 - Thermal Cracking Process -- 1917 - Food Quick Freezing -- Chapter 8. Technology's Golden Age -- Chapter 9. Discoveries and Inventions of the Golden Age -- 1923-1927 - Television -- 1926 - First Liquid Propellant Rocket Flight -- 1926 - Talking Movies -- 1928 - Sliced Bread -- 1930 - Freon -- 1935 - Neoprene and Nylon -- 1938 - Xerox -- 1943 - Silly Putty -- 1943-1946 - Digital Computer -- 1945 - Atomic Bomb -- 1945 - U.S.'s First Guided Rocket Test -- 1946 - Microwave Oven -- 1948 - Transistor -- 1948 - LP (Long Playing) Record -- 1948 - Polaroid Camera -- 1953 - DNA Structure Discovered -- 1953 - Polio Vaccine -- 1954 - Transistor Radio -- 1954 - Photovoltaic Solar Cell -- 1960 - Laser -- 1960 - Birth Control Pill -- 1962 - First Communications Satellite -- 1969 - Internet -- 1978 - Cell Phone -- 1981 - Personal Computer (PC) -- Chapter 10. The Decline -- Chapter 11. Economic Impact of a Decline -- Chapter 12. Relying on a Service Economy is Unacceptable -- Chapter 13. Research Opportunities Abound -- Chapter 14. Researchers and Organizations for the Future -- Greg Allgood and Children's Safe Drinking Water Program -- Theodore Betley -- Stephen del Cardayre and LS9
Central Michigan University Research Corporation (CMU-RC) and Dendritic Nanotechnologies Inc. -- Michelle C. Chang -- Yet-Ming Chiang -- Peter L. Corsell and GridPoint -- Gen-Probe Incorporated -- Julia R. Greer -- Brad Hines and Soliant Energy -- Intellectual Ventures -- Lonnie Johnson and Johnson Electro-Mechanical Systems -- Jay Keasling -- Vic Knauf and Arcadia Biosciences -- Clifford Kubiak -- Joel Selanikio and DataDyne.org -- George W. Taylor and Ocean Power Technologies -- Craig Venter and Synthetic Genomics -- Michael S. Wong -- Ronggui Yang -- Chapter 15. Epilogue -- Bibliography -- General -- Biographies -- Inventions -- Inventions -- Computer Memory History -- Software -- Management -- Articles and Papers on Technology Development -- Technologies -- General -- Biographies -- Laboratories -- Data -- General Background -- Specific Inventions -- Compilations -- General Background -- Occupational Data -- Specific Government Organizations -- Specific Inventions -- Compilations -- Statistical Data -- General Background -- Government Agencies -- Industry Laboratories -- Data -- Articles and Papers -- Books -- Data -- Articles and Papers -- Environmental and Public Health -- Energy and Transportation -- Specific Researchers and Organizations -- Index
How did America rise to global dominance in technology, and what happened since then? What feeds technological advancement and the economic growth it brings? What factors contribute to today's worrisome trends, and who is responsible? What can be done now to avoid or diminish the impact of a decline?
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Gref, Lynn G. Rise and Fall of American Technology New York : Algora Publishing,c2010 9780875867533
Subject Technological innovations -- United States.;Research, Industrial -- United States
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