Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Seven Technological Wonders

By Becky Broderick

In recent centuries, the world technology has made great achievements to help change many aspects of our life, so it is necessary to mention its typical successes. This article will list seven technological wonders at all time including the Internet, the computer, lasers, the Hubble Space Telescope, Linux, International Space Station and iPod.
1. The Internet

Internet plays an important role in modern life because it not only constantly updates information for research but also effectively provides convenience for online shopping, entertainment, communication and even business, which helps us enlarge human knowledge as well as narrow distance among people all over the world. It is true to say that Internet is the new Library of Alexandria.
The Internet is undoubtedly the greatest wonder of the world technology
2. The Computer

Nowadays, computers have changed the world so much and been used in various fields like medicine, science, crime detection, entertainment, and etc. It is hard to image what happens if we live without them while they help revolutionize many aspects of our society. In 1837, Charles Babbage became the first person to conceptualize and design a fully programmable mechanical computer that he called “The Analytical Engine”.
The computers now are more intelligent and smaller than the first one designed by Charles Babbage
3. Lasers

Lasers have been applied in every section of modern society including consumer electronics, information technology, science, medicine industry, law enforcement, entertainment and the military since they were invented in 1960.
In the medical field, lasers have revolutionized surgery
4. Hubble Space Telescope

The Hubble Space Telescope has become one of the most significant instruments in the history of astronomy since its launch in 1990. It helps us record some of the most beautiful universal images of all time.
space station
The Hubble Space Telescope’s history has been traced since 1946
5. Linux

Linux has truly opened the door to Open Source software than any other open source projects. Its first version was created by Linus Torvalds while he was attending the University of Helsinki in 1991.
Linux has marked the milestone in the technology achievements
6. International Space Station

Many countries were involved into one of the greatest wars some 60 years ago and then thrown into the cold war. However, U.S. surprisingly negotiated with some European countries, Russia, Japan and Canada in the early 1990s to build a truly international space station in peace that helps enlarge scientific knowledge.
The project was first announced in 1993
7. iPod

The Ipod, according to what CEO Steve Jobs described, is a Mac-compatible product with a 5GB hard drive that puts “1,000 songs in your pocket”. It was developed in less than a year and released on October 23, 2001.
Ipod is the most effective portable digital music device

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