Products invented for Military use that you now encounter in everyday life:
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Digital Photo: Digital Photography was developed by the American National Reconnaissance Office, marking a huge step forward in Cold War surveillance in 1976. Smile and take a selfie!
Microwave oven: A military defense contractor discovered microwave technology in 1954. It was used as a radar to help locate enemies during World War II. It was then repurposed to heat food.
GPS: In 1964, the Department of Defense wanted to transmit locational data to U.S. submarines and private boats. We now can find our way around anytime of day or night.
Super Glue: The original super glue was technically discovered in 1942 by the U.S. Army.
Duct tape: Johnson & Johnson had created a tape for infantrymen in WWII. What was originally named in homage to the small water fowl, then became known as a good wrap for air ducts!
Juice Concentrate: In 1943, frozen juice concentrate that could be sent to U.S. soldiers overseas was invented. Three years later Minute Maid began selling frozen juice products commercially.
In 2014, the US Military needed a better way to support its Special Ops soldiers nutritionally during long engagements. Today, MR+ has been repurposed for hikers, campers, bikers, athletes, YOU. It is the only meal replacing, hydrating, and energy boosting super-powder of its kind.