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.Continue Reading
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.Learn more about Inventions
Some popular 1960s inventions include the first video game, cordless tools, the smoke detector and the LED, or light-emitting diode. While not all of these inventions were commercially available in the 1960s, they all became popular.Full Answer >
Some popular clothing styles from the 1980s include shoulder pads for women's business wear, miniskirts, leg warmers, large earrings and fingerless gloves. Some other 80s styles include parachute pants, Members Only jackets, UNITs boutique clothing, oversized women's tops and stirrup pants.Full Answer >
Some of the most popular rock bands of the 1980s include The Pretenders, R.E.M. and The Smiths. These bands experienced both commercial and artistic success throughout the decade, paving the way for more adventurous rock music in the succeeding decades.Full Answer >
Some of the top songs of the 1980s were "Physical" by Olivia Newton-John, "Bette Davis Eyes" by Kim Carnes, "Endless Love" by Diana Ross and Lionel Richie, and "Eye Of The Tiger" by Survivor, according Billboard. "Every Breath You Take" by The Police was also very popular.Full Answer >