Technology companies agree on a single new format – the DVD – to replace VHS cassette tapes for movies and other home entertainment.

The digital video disc is small and light, can be shipped easily, has a longer life and features better pictures and sound.

Concerned about violence on TV, Tim Collings invents the V-chip, a decoding device that helps parents monitor and manage what their children watch.

3M expands its health-care innovations with the Airomir™ Metered Dose Inhaler.

It is the first medicinal aerosol that doesn’t rely on chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) to propel the medicine into the lungs. CFCs are thought to deplete the atmosphere’s ozone layer.