A history of the development of technology during the cold war

However, what was intended to be a brief military action spiraled into a year conflict. Kennedy giving a speech in this moment befitting a president, but the signal was up and running before he was ready, so the Phillies and Cubs got an unexpected moment in the spotlight.

The Atomic Age The containment strategy also provided the rationale for an unprecedented arms buildup in the United States. Some uses include targeting systems for weapons, surgical application and analytical techniques used in chemistry laboratories.

This policy, particularly as it was applied in the developing world in places like Grenada and El Salvador, was known as the Reagan Doctrine.

Inevery other communist state in the region replaced its government with a noncommunist one. Gemini spacecraft in the s.

From to Cold War tensions relaxed somewhat, largely owing to the death of the longtime Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin in ; nevertheless, the standoff remained.

This need was the driving force behind the development behind these rockets that could deliver a nuclear warhead across vast distances. In the s, geodesy was the superficial goal of the satellite program CORONAwhile military reconnaissance was in fact a driving force.

Long Range Bombers Military conflict is very often the crucible where amazing technologies are refined. German military-backed gas warfare research did not resume until the Nazi era, following the discovery of tabunthe first nerve agent, through industrial insecticide research.

Work on potentially more precise short-wave radar was turned over to the U. Some of the inventions of the time include DRAM and the memory chip. Telstar was the first commercial satellite to be launched as a commercial communication satellite inand changed the way we communicate forever.

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In November of that year, the Berlin Wall—the most visible symbol of the decades-long Cold War—was finally destroyed, just over two years after Reagan had challenged the Soviet premier in a speech at Brandenburg Gate in Berlin: National Archives and Records Administration Throughout the Cold War the United States and the Soviet Union avoided direct military confrontation in Europe and engaged in actual combat operations only to keep allies from defecting to the other side or to overthrow them after they had done so.

The Space Race and the introduction of satellites Satellites can be used for many different purposes. Unlike many earlier military-funded scientific ventures, the research at Porton Down did not stop when the war ended or an immediate goal was achieved.

Gorbachev, tear down this wall.

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The Predecessor to the Internet What is the one invention that has changed the way in which we see the world today.Aside from the development of the two sides’ nuclear arsenals, Space Race became an important part of the cultural and technological rivalry between the USSR and the United States during the Cold War.

Space technology became a particularly important arena in this conflict, both because of its potential military applications and due to the. During the Cold War, both the Soviet Union and the US were in a military race to out-do each other, and military technology developments during that Tuesday, August 21, STORE.

Six Tech Advancements from the 60s That Changed the World Race between the US and the Soviet Union—it was the Cold War that thumped the first nail in its space coffin. around as a little. The Cold War period saw a dramatic expansion of state-funded science and technology research. Government and military patronage shaped Cold War technoscientific practices, imposing methods that were project oriented, team based, and subject to national-security restrictions.

Aug 25,  · During the late Cold War era, it had been significant in the areas of airfoil testing, shock waves, Schlieren Photography, and computer research data development.

The 7 X Foot Low Speed Tunnel was used in the testing of airplanes' configurations to provide an early determination of stability and control characteristics. Technological Advances During the Cold War Timeline created by Samuraiunicorns.

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