2000s in science and technology

This page contains major developments and trends in Science and Technology for the 2000s.

Science and technology articles by decades and years


The Mars Exploration Rovers have provided huge amounts of information by functioning well beyond NASA's original estimates.


Information technology

This contemporary illustration shows the look personal computers took, which differed from the monitor-over-system unit look that dominated much of the late 20th century. Personal computers also started coming out mainly in black,[3] in contrast to the universal creamy white of much of the late 20th century.
As with the 1980s and 1990s, there continued to be smaller system units, including all-in-one computers.

Software development


TiVo typified the growth in DVRs

Vehicles and energy


Small, powerful, accessibly priced mobile phones became highly common, and by the end of the decade were expanding quickly in third-world countries.[11][12]


Space technology


General retail

See also


  1. WMAP mission (2006-03-16). "The Age of the Universe with New Accuracy". NASA. Archived from the original on 23 January 2008. Retrieved 20 January 2008.
  2. "SPACE.com -- It's Official: Water Found on the Moon". Archived from the original on 2009-10-08. Retrieved 2009-10-05.
  3. "Beige/White Cases". Directron.com, Inc., Houston, Texas. Archived from the original on 10 February 2008. Retrieved 19 January 2008. Beige/White had been a common color for PC cases and monitors for years. It lost popularity to other colors like black
  4. Bethea, Neil; Jacob Williams & Yiwen Yu (June 2003). "Broadband services in the United States" (PDF). Ohio State University. p. 9. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 4, 2006. Retrieved 20 January 2008. Growth of Broadband Users:June 2000:total:4,367,434
  5. Sharma, Dinesh (2005-08-02). "Study: Broadband penetration to surge by 2010". CNET News.com. Archived from the original on 11 February 2007. Retrieved 10 February 2007.
  6. "US Broadband Penetration Breaks 80% Among Active Internet Users". WebSiteOptimization.com. May 2007. Archived from the original on 16 February 2008. Retrieved 20 January 2008.
  7. "Total broadband subscribers by country (Dec. 2008)". OECD. May 2009. Retrieved 15 July 2009.
  8. Associated Press (2006-01-19). "Digital Music Sales Booming". Wired News. Retrieved 20 January 2008.
  9. http://www.jcmit.com/diskprice.htm
  10. History of hard disk drives#Timeline
  11. "Archives for the category: Mobile phone projects - Third World". textually.org. Archived from the original on 25 January 2008. Retrieved 19 January 2008.
  12. Selanikio, Joel (2008-01-18). "The invisible computer revolution". BBC News. Archived from the original on 19 January 2008. Retrieved 19 January 2008. important sub-groups in that region [high-growth areas of sub-Saharan Africa, the fastest growing cell phone market in the world,] have much higher penetration than the general population ... many [of whom] have access to one via a friend or family member
  13. Belfiore, Michael (2007). Rocketeers: how a visionary band of business leaders, engineers, and pilots is boldly privatizing space. New York: Smithsonian Books. pp. 80–111. ISBN 978-0-06-114903-0. Retrieved 2014-12-28.
  14. Williamson, Simon (2003-11-26). "Why run Windows on an ATM?" (blog). Retrieved 19 January 2008. Remember, a lot of banks in third world countries have ATMs.
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