In this mode, she effortlessly takes us from explosive magnesium and its alternative 'photogen', through the progressive advances from flashbulb to flashcube
to electronic flash.
Calling such innovations "household names" almost trivializes the enormous brainstorming, motivation and resources invested in their developments, for product as the fax machine, precursor to the scanner, enabled any individual with a phone line to transmit even complicated graphics in the pre-Net era, with other equally groundbreaking winners including the flashcube
, halogen lamp, liquid crystal display, Kodak Photo CD, Nicoderm anti-smoking patch, Taxol anticancer drug, lab on a chip, and HDTV.
Since their inception in 1963, the awards have identified many promising technologies that have gone on to become household names, These game-changers include the flashcube
(1965), the automated teller machine (1973), the fax machine (1975), the Nicoderm anti-smoking patch (1992), the lab on a chip (1996), and HDTV (1998).
Past winners have included such notable technologies as the flashcube
(1965), the automated teller machine (1973), the halogen lamp (1974), the fax machine (1975), liquid crystal displays (1980), and lab on a chip devices (1996).
Mossbauer effect spectrometer, Nuclear Science & Engineering Flashcube
, Sylvania Electric Products
"Smile, you two," said my mom as she pointed the Instamatic at us, its flashcube
going off unnecessarily in the hazy light of day.
In years past, the R&D 100 Awards have recognized many winning products that later became household names, including Polacolor film (1963), the flashcube
(1965), the automated teller machine (1973), the halogen lamp (1974), the fax machine (1975), the liquid crystal display (1980), the printer (1986), the Kodak Photo CD (1991), the Nicoderm antismoking patch (1992), Taxol anticancer drug (1993), lab on a chip (1996), and HDTV (1998).
These include the flashcube
, automated teller machine, halogen lamp, fax machine, liquid crystal display, Kodak Photo CD, Nicoderm anti-smoking patch, Taxol anticancer drug, lab on a chip, and HDTV.
As the proud owner of a Kodak Instamatic (complete with those little square flashcubes
), I even had photos to accompany the report.
US powerpop outfit, formed in the 70s, includes Nuneaton- born guitarist Paul Armstrong.
That crucial advantage of film cameras may, however, be going the way of flashcubes