Legendary New Mexico

Legendary New Mexico: Technology

EPISODE 2 – From the birth of the PC to the birth of the Nuclear Age. From advanced medical technologies to New Mexico Tech, these are just some of the technological advances we explore by the visionaries and pioneers in New Mexico.

Birth of the PC
Nearly 300 million PCs were shipped worldwide last year, making a profit of more than $400 Billion. Yet only 40 years ago, virtually no one had heard of a personal computer. The Micro Instrumentation and Telemetry System or MITS was founded in Albuquerque by Ed Roberts.

Advanced Medical Technology
New Mexico is always finding itself on the cutting edge when it comes to the medical field. This is thanks in part to the Health Sciences Center at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. The technology developed at the school isn’t just making lives more convenient, but saving lives as well. 

Birth of the Nuclear Age
What started out as a destructive application has become the most versatile source of energy in the world. Nuclear energy has come a long way from its violent birth in the New Mexico desert more than 70 years ago. 

New Mexico Tech
At New Mexico Tech’s largest research facility, The Energetic Materials Research and Testing Center, they study and help test, perfect and protect against explosives of all kinds. A big focus is homeland security helping law enforcement and first responders deal with terrorist explosive devices. It’s a never-ending race against the bad guys.

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