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Best Inventions of the 1960s

Updated on October 3, 2016

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The artificial heart was a major medical breakthrough and it is responsible for saving thousands of lives. It has been improved upon over the years.
The artificial heart was a major medical breakthrough and it is responsible for saving thousands of lives. It has been improved upon over the years. | Source
The calculator was a major advancement in math technology and it is still used to this very  day. Of course, it has many more functions now than when it came out in the 60s.
The calculator was a major advancement in math technology and it is still used to this very day. Of course, it has many more functions now than when it came out in the 60s. | Source
The computer mouse was developed for use with a computer. Originally, the computer mouse had wires but, they now come cordless.
The computer mouse was developed for use with a computer. Originally, the computer mouse had wires but, they now come cordless. | Source
Music Tapes were invented to replace records.Eventually Cassette tapes were replaced  by Compact Discs or CD's.which were far better than cassettes.
Music Tapes were invented to replace records.Eventually Cassette tapes were replaced by Compact Discs or CD's.which were far better than cassettes. | Source
The Electronic Fuel Injection System was a major automobile technology advancement.
The Electronic Fuel Injection System was a major automobile technology advancement. | Source
The Halogen Lamp is great for use outside your home as a spotlight. It has a long shelf life and it shines bright.
The Halogen Lamp is great for use outside your home as a spotlight. It has a long shelf life and it shines bright. | Source
ATM machines dispense cash to it's customers. Also, ATM machines handle other transactions such as deposits.
ATM machines dispense cash to it's customers. Also, ATM machines handle other transactions such as deposits. | Source

The Amazing Medical Field

At times today, there may be some controversy on certain inventions and innovations in the medical field. Sometimes these devices at times, can fail because they are made by humans. On the other hand, without these creations that are life changing, life will be without any help. New challenges are far as new diseases are up against our doctors and our medical teams. We depend on the research of these very important people, each day we depend on the discovery of new technologies to combat them.

Saving lives whether it be in the form of a doctor, nurse, physical therapist, hospice nurse, is the way that many people make a living for themselves and all the time providing a way of life for their families. This is the job titles of different people all over the world because, there are sick people all over the world. This is an everyday part of life for medical staff at hospitals and having top notch equipment. This is vital in saving lives. With most equipment and testing such as CT, PET Scan, x-rays, being digital, makes life easier as far as, getting the results back faster.
This is great until the internet goes down and you can't retrieve what you need to review to treat the patient..

A Wide Variety of Inventions

1. Artificial Heart (1969): A very smart device that replaces the heart as it is a bridge the time to heart transplant. What an amazing device. Thousands of lives have been saved because of this invention. This invention in the medical field has improved drastically over the last few decades. Improvements with technology, allow doctors to get a more timely diagnosis. This is a major invention and it keeps getting improved upon every so often.

2. Hand Held Calculator (1967): A great device for a person like me. I have never been able to do math problems in my head. I use my calculator to figure percentages usually while shopping in a department store. Nowadays, calculators are made into phones and also have multiple functions. The smart phone is just that, it is very smart. Before smart phones, nurses might need to use them to figure out a patient's IV medication. I can type my name in the calculator. The numbers are 317537. Then turn the calculator upside down and it shows my name.

3. Audio Cassette Tapes (1962): This was an awesome addition to my teenage years. My love for music only grew from there. Just slightly before my time, there were 8 track tape. They were big and bulky and had very little space for the music. So, when cassette tapes came along we were excited. You played the tape and then flipped it around to hear side 2. There were disadvantages to cassette tapes, in the fact that the tape can come out of the cassette housing. It can be fed back into the tape at times if it's not too bent up.

4. Computer Mouse (1964): This neat little invention will fit into the palm of your hand and helps you navigate on your computer. First there was the version with the cord. This would limit your moving very far from the computer. There is even a wireless version that makes this device very easy to do. The mouse has many uses for games, videos, pictures the desk top in general.

5. Electronic Fuel Injection (1967): Because of this invention, there are cars that burn fuel cleaner and more efficient. We all are interested in having cleaner air in our neighborhoods. Also, the vehicle has a higher life expectancy when it is fuel injection powered.

6. Basic Computer Language (1964): BASIC stands for Beginner's All Purpose Symbolic Instruction Code. Designed in 1964, this program boasts that it is easy to use and easy to navigate through. It set a higher standard for computing technology which paved the way for bigger and better devices and innovations. This allows deaf to have a language and a way to communicate, all their own.

7. ATM (1969): Automated Teller Machine. A very convenient way to quickly get money from a machine outside the bank. You just drive up and remove the money. It really cuts down on lines and having to go into a bank. Some ATM machines disperse stamps and allow you to deposit cash.

8. (Random Access Memory) or RAM (1968): This is a form of computer data storage. The first RAM modules to come into the market were created in the year 1951 and were sold until the late 1960s and early 1970s. This is how our computers back in the day, stored our work from the computer.

9. Halogen Lamps (1960): Replaced gas powered lamps therefore, saving the customer money and the lamps lasted a lot longer. The invention of these lamps allowed patrons to have their entire household lit up at one time. This invention led to other lamp innovations that we use in our households today. It is amazing how spoiled we are with electricity. We feel like we must have the lights on each time we walk into the room.

10. Acrylic Paint (early 1960s): Known to be a fast drying paint that becomes water resistant after drying.This is a great paint that I use for my projects around the house and I also would let children use it as well. It was invented in 1946, and has many uses from paintings to painting at your home.

Please share your thoughts on this hub and what your favorite invention from this era is. Just leave your opinions in the comments box located at the bottom of this page.

1960s Inventions

Which is the Best Invention?

Which is The Best Invention of The 1960s?

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Inventions of the 60s

The Heart is The Best Invention

Of all the inventions the artificial heart is the best because it saved lives. The heart is something that has been studied for many years. Doctors have amazing technology in diagnostic testing that allows the physician to make an educated decision as to what treatment is needed.

Over the decades the artificial heart has been improved upon and is a great piece of medical equipment.

© 2012 Buster Johnson

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      done for the presentation

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      TinyTerd10 3 months ago

      all of this stuff has always existed

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      hahaha you guys dont know anything about life. do you little school prdojects nerdsssssss

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      Levi 2 years ago

      it may be boring but no education gets you nowhere in life

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      rosie 2 years ago

      well i wouldnt say anthing just.................................................be quite cuz this is boring as hell

      so be quite GEEK

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      Buster Johnson 2 years ago from Alabama

      Lol, I would say not. Without these inventions there are several others that never would have been made. Not to boring. You read it!

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      boring or not

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