9 technologies that appeared after the birth of Queen Elizabeth II

Last week, Great Britain solemnly celebrated the 90th anniversary of Elizabeth II. During her life, scientific and technological progress enriched humanity with unprecedented technologies. Employees of the popular online publication Popular Science made a selection of nine, in their opinion, the most significant inventions that, beyond recognition of the world that did not exist before the Queen’s birth.

The list is the list of personal computer, without which our life is no longer possible to imagine. The first PC Altair 8800, created by Henry Edward Roberts in 1975, had neither a screen nor a keyboard. This picture was taken 6 years later, when more advanced versions appeared on sale:

The first computers

2 years after the birth of Her Majesty Otto Frederick Rokhvedder invented an automatic machine for cutting bread.


And on August 6, 1926, a presentation of the new technology of synchronization of film and sound was held, which laid the beginning of the era of sound cinema. A year later, the full -length film “Singer of Jazz” was released, which took place on October 6, 1927.


In July 1973, Motorola specialists invented the first mobile phone.

The first mobile phone

A worthy place in this list belongs to our first artificial Earth’s artificial satellite launched on October 4, 1957.

The first Soviet satellite

“Tennis for two” —This was the name of the first video game developed by specialists of the Brookhevensky National Laboratory in 1958.

Cartridges with video games

On July 16, 1945, in New Mexico, the United States carried out the first nuclear explosion in history, which crowned the notorious “Manhattan project”.

Nuclear explosion

Although Elizabeth II does not have his personal Facebook page, more than 2.7 million is registered on the official page of the Buckingham Palace. subscribers.

Founder Facebook Mark Zuckerberg

The line under the “magnificent nine” of the electric guitar, invented by Adolf Rikenbacher back in 1931.

Electric guitar

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