The hepatitis-B vaccine invented.
The first IBM-PC invented.
The scanning tunneling microscope invented by Gerd Karl Binnig and Heinrich Rohrer.
Human growth hormone genetically engineered.
The Apple Lisa invented.
Soft bifocal contact lens invented.
First Cabbage Patch Kids sold.
Programmer Jaron Lanier first coins the term "virtual reality".
The CD-ROM invented.
The Apple Macintosh invented.
Windows program invented by Microsoft.
A high-temperature super-conductor invented by J. Georg Bednorz and Karl A. Muller.
Synthetic skin invented by G. Gregory Gallico, III.
Fuji introduced the disposable camera.
The first 3-D video game invented.
Disposable contact lenses invented.
Digital cellular phones invented.
The RU-486 (abortion pill) invented.
Doppler radar invented by Christian Andreas Doppler.
Prozac invented at the Eli Lilly Company by inventor Ray Fuller.
The first patent for a genetically engineered animal is issued to Harvard University researchers Philip Leder and Timothy Stewart.
Ralph Alessio and Fredrik Olsen received a patent for the Indiglo nightlight. The bluish green light is used to illuminate the entire face of a watch.
High-definition television invented.