The most impactful invention by U.S. state

The most impactful invention by U.S. state

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The most impactful invention by US state
• Alaska – Kayak (A one-person boat made of a light frame with a watertight covering), N/A
• Alabama – Electric hearing AID (An electronic device worn in or behind the ear for amplifying sound), 1895
• Arizona – Taser (An electric non-lethal weapon that is meant to incapacitate), 1923
• Arkansas – Sound-cinema (Sound synchronized with motion picture, as opposed to a silent film), 1993
• California – iPhone (Revolutionary smartphone from Apple), 2005-2007
• Colorado – Tampon (Feminine hygiene product), 1929
• Connecticut – Vulcanized rubber (Stabilized rubber created by the vulcanization process, mainly for automotive tire manufacturing), 1845
• Washington D.C. – Telegraph & Morse Code (The first official telegram was sent from  Washington D.C. to Baltimore), 1844
• Delaware – Kevlar (Strong material used most notably for body armor), 1965
• Florida – Personal computer (IBM designed the first computer made for personal-use), 1769
• Georgia – Cotton gin (A machine used to separate cotton fiber from seeds), 1794
• Hawaii – Surfboard (Board used for standing while riding waves), 1769
• Idaho – Television (Device that receives signals and reproduces them on a screen), 1927
• Illinois – Cell phone (Known as “the brick”, the first cell phone was 2.5lbs and 10 inches long), 1973
• Indiana – Gas pump (Equipment used to dispense fuel into the tank of a motor vehicle), 1885
• Iowa – Tractor (Used mainly on farms for hauling equipment and trailers), 1892
• Kansas – Helicopter (Type of aircraft that can land vertically, hover, and fly forward and backwards), 1909
• Kentucky – Gas mask (Used to cover a person’s face as a defence against poisonous gas), 1914
• Louisiana – Binocular microscope (Used to get a microscopic view of substances), 1836-1850
• Maine – Dive suit (Breathing device used to explore underwater environments), 1834
• Maryland – Latex medical gloves (Used to prevent the transfer of germs between doctor and patient), 1894
• Massachusetts – World Wide Web (Made accessing online data easier for the general public), 1990
• Michigan – Assembly line (Efficient process for mass producing complex products), 1902
• Minnesota – Implantable pacemaker (First pacemaker that could be placed inside the body), 1957
• Mississippi – Nystatin (Anti-fungal medication known as one of the most effective medications), 1950
• Missouri – Vacuum cleaner (First known as a “pneumatic carpet renovator”), 1898
• Montana – Heart monitor (A device for measuring the electrical signature of the heart), 1962
• Nebraska – Ski life (Used to transport skiers up a slope to the top of a run), 1936
• Nevada – Blue jeans (A type of casual pant), 1873
• New Hampshire – The farmers’ Almanac (The oldest continually published periodical in the country), 1792
• New Jersey – Air conditioning (Appliance used to cool air in an enclosed environment), 1921
• New Mexico – Atom Bomb (Large nuclear bomb), 1945
• New York – Credit card (Used to electronically purchase goods and pay later), 1949
• North Carolina – Airplane (First man-powered flying machine), 1903
• North Dakota – Cream of wheat (Breakfast cereal debuted at the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago, 1893)
• Ohio – Automobile (First gasoline automobile), 1891
• Oklahoma – Parking meter (Used to collect money in paid parking zones), 1935
• Oregon – Computer mouse (Controlling the cursor on a computer), 1968
• Pennsylvania – Fire hydrant (Used for transporting water for fighting fires), 1801
• Rhode Island – Diners (The first dinner sold food out of a horse-drawn carriage), 1872
• South Carolina – Military submarine (Watercraft capable of operation underwater), 1863
• South Dakota – Cyclotron (An early form of the particle accelerator), 1932
• Tennessee – Supermarket (Community retail stores that sell produce and other food products), 1916
• Texas – Electric typewriter (Electric machine used to write characters on paper), 1912
• Utah – Electric traffic light (Used to regulate traffic, letting drivers know when to stop, go, or slow down), 1912
• Vermont – Paddle wheel steamer (Steam-driven paddle boat, famous on the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers), 1826
• Virginia – Camouflage (“Tree and bark” camouflage is used to blend in with the surrounding), 1978
• Washington – Microsoft Windows (The first point and click interface with pull-down menus and icons), 1975
• West Virginia – Steam Boat (Boat powered by a steam pump that provides momentum), 1787
• Wisconsin – Spacesuit (Not the first vacuum sealed suit, but first with link to space), 1950s
• Wyoming – Shovel handle (The first patent was described as “an improved shovel handle”), 1879

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