Advancments In Communtication 1800-2010

  • The First Photographic Image

    The First Photographic Image
    Joseph Nicéphore Niépce achieved the first photographic image.
  • Invetion of The 'Enchanted Lyre'

    Invetion of The 'Enchanted Lyre'
    English physicist Charles Wheatstone demonstrates the idea of a microphone by transmitting sounds from musical instruments to a musical box (disguised as a lyre), conveyed along a steel rod by vibrations.
  • Invention Of the Telegraph

    Invention Of the Telegraph
    Working on independent discoveries made using the science of electromagnetic self-induction (earlier discovered by Michael Faraday), American scientist Joseph Henry demonstrated the potential for a long-distance communications device by sending a current over a mile long cable to an electromagnet, causing a bell to strike.
  • Invention Of Morse Code

    Invention Of Morse Code
    Samuel Morse invents a code to be used with the electric telegraph, improving its scalability and usability around the world.
  • Invention of Fiber Optics

    Invention of Fiber Optics
    John Tyndall demonstrated that light could be conducted through a curved stream of water, proving that a light signal could be bent. This is now used to broadcast TV channels, such as the local news.
  • Invention Of The kinematoscope

    Invention Of The kinematoscope
    By flashing a series of still images in progression, Coleman Sellers created the kinematoscope. This was the begginings of early cinema, which amazed people of the time.
  • First radio communication

    First radio communication
    In 1866, following previous experiments involving radio waves in Europe, Mahlon Loomis, an American dentist, successfully demonstrated "wireless telegraphy." Loomis was able to make a meter connected to one kite cause another one to move, marking the first known instance of wireless aerial communication. This later led to the invention of the radio telegraph, with the first transatlantic message appearing in 1902.
  • Invention of the First practical typewriter

    Invention of the First practical typewriter
    Christopher Sholes, a US inventor, built the first modern and successful typewriter. The typewriter was an important tool for business use and for writers.
  • Invention Of The telephone

    Invention Of The telephone
    In the 1870s, two inventors Elisha Gray and Alexander Graham Bell both independently designed devices that could transmit speech electrically (the telephone). Both men rushed their respective designs to the patent office within hours of each other, Alexander Graham Bell patented his telephone first. Elisha Gray and Alexander Graham Bell entered into a famous legal battle over the invention of the telephone, which Bell won.
  • Invention of The Phonograph

    Invention of The Phonograph
    Thomas Edison creates the phonograph, the first device capable of recording and playing back sounds and spoken words. This had great implications, especially for music.
  • The Invention of The Light Bulb

    The Invention of The Light Bulb
    Thomas Edison invented the light bulb, but he was neither the first nor the only person trying to invent a light bulb.
  • First motion picture screenings

    First motion picture screenings
    Using their invention, the cinématographe, the Lumière brothers held their first successful private screening of a motion picture, projected on a cloth screen. Significantly, this was the first time film could be viewed in motion by multiple people - previous inventions required that one peer into a box, watching images rotate on a reel.
  • Invention of Television

    Invention of Television
    Television was not invented by a single inventor, instead many people working together and alone over the years, contributed to the evolution of television. But the first TV broadcast was in England.
  • Invention of the First 'Turing complete' computer

    Invention of the First 'Turing complete' computer
    In 1941 the first programmable, fully automatic computing machine was built by Konrad Zuse in Germany. It was the first to realise Alan Turing's concept of an automatic computing machine using binary calculations.
  • Invention of Vinyl records

    Invention of Vinyl records
    Long playing vinyl records are invented, making it easier to record and listen to long tracks like music.
  • Invention of the Remote

    The first remote intended to control a television was developed by Zenith Radio Corporation in 1950. The remote — officially called "Lazy Bones" was connected to the television set by a wire. To improve the cumbersome setup, a wireless remote control called "Flashmatic" was developed in 1955 which worked by shining a beam of light onto a photoelectric cell.
  • Invention of The Microprocessor

    Invention of The Microprocessor
    Intel releases the 4004 - the first microprocessor. These were considered 'computers on a chip' and made computer manufacturing easier.
  • Invention of The Internet

    Invention of The Internet
    The internet began as a computer network that linked computer networks at several universities and research laboratories in America. No one person invented the internet. Internet has changed the was communicate in many ways, such as you can easily communicate with people around the world quickly, and people who are interested in similar things can easily meet one another and converse.
  • Invention of the Cellular Network

    Invention of the Cellular Network
    The main technological development that distinguished the First Generation mobile phones from the previous generation was the use of multiple cell sites, and the ability to transfer calls from one site to the next as the user travelled between cells during a conversation. The first commercially automated cellular network (the 1G generation) was launched in Japan by NTT in 1979
  • Invention ofMacintosh Computers

    Invention ofMacintosh Computers
    Apple releases the Macintosh home computer, making a great commercial success and bringing personal computers to the homes of many.