A history of the development of technology during the cold war

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. When communist regimes in the Soviet-bloc countries of eastern Europe collapsed in —90, Gorbachev acquiesced in their fall.

Invented in by Robert H. Army under the direction of rocket scientist Wernher von Braun, and what came to be known as the Space Race was underway.

Visit Website Did you know? Indirectly, the ideas of computer science also had a profound effect on psychologycognitive science and neuroscience through the mind-computer analogy.

Another advantage of the long distance phone line is also that conflicts and misunderstandings can be sorted out much quicker.

Cold War History

Advances in Computers As with most electronic and Hi-Tech developments, war and conflict is the best incubator. Their handshakes and toasts in beer and vodka celebrated their common victory over Nazi Germany and marked the collapse of old Europe altogether; but their… Origins of the Cold War Following the surrender of Nazi Germany in May near the close of World War IIthe uneasy wartime alliance between the United States and Great Britain on the one hand and the Soviet Union on the other began to unravel.

But, there was a catch. It would be three more years before a communications satellite was in geosynchronous orbit, giving an uninterrupted signal. The technology used to connect people over long distances have greatly advanced the transfer of knowledge.

Though its roots lie in early rocket technology and in the international tensions following World War IIthe Space Race effectively began after the Soviet launch of Sputnik 1 on 4 October In particular, the feasibility of monitoring underground nuclear explosions was crucial to the possibility of a comprehensive rather than Partial Nuclear Test Ban Treaty.

A wide array of research was conducted on the physiological effects of other gases, such and hydrogen cyanidearsenic compounds, and a host of complex organic chemicals. And ultimately led to the complete shutdown of the program.

In HollywoodHUAC forced hundreds of people who worked in the movie industry to renounce left-wing political beliefs and testify against one another. 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 resulting ARPAnet was the first system capable of sharing information between computers in different locations. Soviet influence in Eastern Europe waned. That year, though, the first commercial satellite went into orbit, forever changing the face of communications.

Truman sent the American military into Korea, but the war dragged to a stalemate and ended in Meanwhile, the perceived communist menace of the Soviet Union caused tensions—and military budgets—to escalate rapidly.

In efforts to transport and hide information more effectively scientists on both sides of the iron curtain worked endlessly during the cold war to improve artificial intelligence technology.The advent of the Cold War solidified the links between military institutions and academic science, particularly in the United States and the Soviet Union, so that even during a period of nominal peace military funding continued to expand.

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. The research on nuclear technology done on both sides of the iron curtain during the cold war period has been instrumental in the development of Nuclear Power Generation technology used today.

9. The Space Race and the introduction of satellites. Satellites can be used for many different purposes. 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.

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Technological Advances During the Cold War

Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum - The Cold War; Alpha History - The Cold War; New Zealand History - The Cold War; The Canadian Encyclopedia - Cold War Millions of people were killed in the proxy wars between the US and the USSR during the Cold War.

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