American Independence Day 2017
Calling all American citizens and USA lovers! It's nearly the 4th of July which means American Independence Day of course!
The 10 best things that have come out of the United American States!
It is common belief that humans have always been interconnected, but nothing confirms this better than how much the Internet connects most of 21st century humanity. A network of networks, it was formally introduced with the Internet Protocol Suite of the National Science Foundation in 1982, which was funded by US government.
The development of the computer spans centuries, but the modern digital computer has its roots in America. In 1937, it was invented by George Stibitz while he was working at Bell Labs. But widespread use only came with the invention of the personal computer in the 1980s, which owes its popularity in no small part to innovations and genius of Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak.
The Mobile Phone
At first the mobile phone was tailored for busy professionals who were people who were always on the go. But it has become commonplace and a almost a necessity for everyone in contemporary society. The first hand held mobile phone was developed by a team headed by Dr. Martin Cooper. Dr. Cooper was formerly the vice president of Motorola. He was the division head when he showcased a 1kg mobile phone in 1973.
Email became popular at the onset of the 21st century. It has become the preferred form of communication because it enables quick relay of messages and at the same time saves resources like ink and paper. The first email was sent in 1971 using ARPANET, by Ray Tomlinson, between two computer terminals placed side by side.
The Video Game
Aside from social networking, the most popular computer-based pasttime is video gaming. A video game allows interaction between a user and a device with video feedback. The first one was actually an analog electronic game using a cathode ray tube. Called the ‘cathode-ray tube amusement device’, it was made by Thomas T. Goldsmith Jr. and Estle Ray Mann in 1948.
Today, cancer and chemotherapy are sadly, two commonly understood words. The use of chemotherapy for cancer treatment started in the 1940s, when two pharmacologists from Yale University, Louis S. Goodman and Alfred Gilman made observations that nitrogen mustard, a chemical warfare agent, suppressed the growth of lymphoid and myeloid cells.
The Global Positioning System
Finding one’s location on earth has evolved through the centuries. The technology of today is the global positioning system, which uses the global navigation satellite system managed by the government of the United States. Though this was developed in 1973 by the US Department of Defense, it became fully operational only in 1994. Though it is primarily for military use, it can be accessible by anybody with some limitations, for navigation, map making, clock synchronization and other uses.
In the current campaign for the use of green energy, the use of light emitting diodes for lighting and image displays has increased because of the minimal energy it needs to produce light. The LED has come a long way from its initial use as an indicator light for electronic devices. It was developed in 1962 by Nick Holonyak Jr., a consulting scientist at General Electric Company in Syracuse, New York.
Often associated with science fiction, a LASER is an instrument that emits light that has been amplified through simulated emission. The word LASER is actually an acronym for light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation. The concept of a LASER was first proposed by Gordon Gould and it is based on masers which amplifies microwaves. The first LASER was built in 1960 by Theodore H. Maiman, at Hughes Research Laboratories in Malibu, California.
The Microwave Oven
Now a common kitchen appliance, the microwave oven has become the irreplaceable gadget for cooking, thawing or reheating food, popping popcorn and making stews. The microwave was not originally intended for kitchen use until in 1945 when Percy Spencer, an engineer from Maine who was working on the magnetron for radar sets at Raytheon, found out that the microwaves had melted the chocolate in his pocket.
So really we have a lot to be thankful for!
Give a Stars and Stripes tribute this forth of July!
There's nothing better than a bit of patriotic pride! This fantastic Uncle Sam costume is just the thing for our American friends! This brilliant costume comes complete with a red, white and blue top hat with American flag design, blue tailcoat jacket, red and white striped trousers and a matching bow tie to finish off the look!
Are you looking to impersonate the 45th president of the United States of America? Well then this hilarious Donald Trump Mask is perfect for you. Whether you require one for political reasons or a bad taste party this mask is perfect for you! This mask of the controversial billionaire is sure to raise a few debates in the household. Made from latex.
This brilliant USA Hand Waving Flag 29cm x 17cm is perfect! Wave your nation proud with this fantastic flag!
So come on grab your USA themed goodies and support the day of American Independence in style!