What Are Some 1980s Inventions?

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Notable inventions of the 1980s include the hepatitis-B vaccine, MS-DOS, IBM-PC, the scanning tunneling microscope, the human growth hormone, The Apple Lisa, contact lenses, Cabbage Patch Kids dolls, CD-ROM and the Apple Macintosh. Microsoft Windows was also invented in the 1980s.

Other 1980s inventions include a high-temperature super-conductor, synthetic skin, disposable cameras, 3D video games, disposable contact lenses, cellphones, RU-486, Doppler radar, Prozac, Indiglo nightlights, the nicotine patch, DNA fingerprinting, the space shuttle and high-definition television.

There are many 1980s inventions that are rarely seen in 2014, such as briefcase alarms, gull-wing doors, speaker vests, electric doormats, vibrating saunas, dome houses and head-mounted display screens.