What was invented in the 1960's?

A number of important, useful and simply interesting inventions were born in the 1960's, including (in no particular order):

  • Kevlar
  • the handheld calculator
  • the anti-anxiety drug Valium
  • astroturf (artificial turf/grass)
  • the ATM
  • the barcode scanner
  • the first internet
  • the artificial heart
  • acrylic paint
  • halogen lamps
  • Gatorade
  • cassette tapes
  • RAM (computer memory)
Technological advancements in the 60's were greatly enabled by developments of the decade before, particularly the integrated circuit, which was just invented in 1958.