The UK celebrated the 90th birthday of Elizabeth II last week. During her life, scientific and technological progress has enriched humanity with unprecedented technologies. Employees of the popular Internet publication Popular Science have compiled a selection of nine, in their opinion, the most significant inventions that have changed the world beyond recognition, which did not exist before the birth of the queen.
The list is headed by a personal computer, without which our life can no longer be imagined. The first PC, the Altair 8800, created by Henry Edward Roberts in 1975, had no screen or keyboard. This picture was taken 6 years later, when more advanced versions went on sale:
2 years after the birth of Her Majesty, Otto Frederik Rochwedder invented the automatic bread slicer.
And on August 6, 1926, a presentation of a new technology for synchronizing film and sound took place, which marked the beginning of the era of sound cinema. A year later, the full-length film "The Jazz Singer" was released, which premiered on October 6, 1927.
In July 1973, Motorola specialists invented the first mobile phone.
A worthy place in this list belongs to our first artificial Earth satellite in the world, launched on October 4, 1957.
"Tennis for Two" was the name of the first video game developed by specialists at Brookhaven National Laboratory in 1958.
On July 16, 1945, the United States carried out the first ever nuclear explosion in New Mexico, culminating in the infamous Manhattan Project.
Although Elizabeth II does not have her own personal Facebook page, the official page of Buckingham Palace has more than 2.7 million subscribers.
The electric guitar, invented by Adolf Rickenbacher back in 1931, draws the line under the "magnificent nine".