Science in the 1920s

Physics in the 1920s

It is hard for us to imagine today the excitement generated when technological marvels of modern science like radio and television were first demonstrated to the general public. Major health breakthroughs included the discovery of Vitamins C and E, penicillin - the first of the modern antibiotics, innovations in immunization, and the discovery of insulin which made the treatment of diabetes possible. The discovery of vitamins and their effects also came about during this decade. The infinite world of the universe and particularly our solar system revealed some of its secrets to astronomers and scientists. The first successful helicopter flight was completed during the decade. Another popular invention found in almost every home was the Radio. The dietary habits of Americans changed significantly as they practiced the moral of less fat and meat and more fruits and vegetables. Cite this article Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography. This system was employed by the Warner Bros. This was the time directly after World War I, and when soldiers were eager to return to a more prosperous life. Radios sold at to dollars. In the National Patent Office abandoned its requirement for inventors to supply models of their inventions in order to obtain a patent.

The airplane had been in existence since the first years of the century, but it had not yet grown into a commercial industry. The new radio bill regulated the airwaves with the formation of a Radio Commission.

Former World War I —18 pilots, unable to find postwar employment, purchased war planes and barnstormed across the nation, performing daredevil feats at country fairs.

Science in the 1920s

In President Coolidge signed into existence the new Radio Control Bill , as the radio had run wild, with new broadcasting stations springing up like mushrooms and filling the ether with so many conflicting and overlapping vibrations that the result to the listener was chaos. The discovery of vitamins and their effects also came about during this decade. On the military front, William "Billy" Mitchell, a U. So was the initial solo, nonstop transatlantic flight, which proved to be the decade's most heralded technical feat. When sales began to slip, Henry Ford marketed a totally new design called the Model A. They therefore began to spend money for better roads, tourism and holiday resorts Henry Ford's Model T. So were the polygraph lie detector and the iron lung. Attempts were made using scientific principles to predict major weather patterns and success was experienced with a correct prediction of the cold summer of Deaths by Diphtheria was reduced due to the introduction of new immunizations. For example, a lot more was learnt about the planet Jupiter and the planet Mars through radiometric measurements and photography using different types of filters. For instance, the automobile became a fixture of everyday American life. The s was also a time of advancement in science and medicine. These were new and exciting times.

Dayand-night flying became commonplace. InCharles A. As we all know, the movie industry became a major part of American industry then and now.

However it decreased the amount of laborers needed to do one job. The first commercial radio station came into being at the decade's start.

The s contributed to the development of America and how it is today because of its advancement in technology and science.

technology in the 1920s

In the National Patent Office abandoned its requirement for inventors to supply models of their inventions in order to obtain a patent.

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The s Science and Technology: Overview