Technology

  • The first radio receiver successfully received a radio transmission.

    The first radio receiver successfully received a radio transmission.
    The first radio receiver successfully received a radio transmission. In 1901, Marconi built a powerful wireless station at Poldhu, Cornwall, (corresponding IEEE Milestone) in preparation for a transatlantic test.
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  • The first airplane flight by the Wright brothers.

    The first airplane flight by the Wright brothers.
    The Wright brothersOf course we know what airplanes are. And if you listened in history class you know of the Wright Brothers. In 1903 the Wright Brothers invented the first ever gas motored manned airplane. So I don't think I need to go into great detail about that.
  • Thomas Edison motion pictures

    Thomas Edison motion pictures
    Motion picturesPublic schools in Rochester, NY, become the first to use films for regular classroom instruction. (Saettler, 1990)
  • First Transcontinental Telephone Call

    First Transcontinental Telephone Call
    Telephone callIf you collect U.S. postage stamps, you might have noticed one issued in February 1998 to commemorate AT&T's 1914 construction of the first transcontinental telephone line.
  • The Invention of AM & FM radio band

    The Invention of AM & FM radio band
    AM/FM Radio bandMany scientists dreamed of discovering a way to wireless communication, but never succeeded until the late nineteenth century.
  • The first working mechanical television system was transmitted.

    The first working mechanical television system was transmitted.
    Mechanical TV systemOn October 30, 1925 the first moving image was transmitted—the now famous grainy image of a ventriloquists dummy's head. Baird later transmitted the image of a local boy he had paid to take part in his experiments to a crowd of onlookers.
  • Radar was invented, known as RDF (Radio Direction Finding)

    Radar was invented, known as RDF (Radio Direction Finding)
    The radarThe Birth Certificate of Radar.
  • Air mail service across the Atlantic Ocean began.

    Air mail service across the Atlantic Ocean began.
    Air mail serviceAirlines such as the British Imperial Airways and Pan American Airways began working toward experimental transatlantic flights only in 1936, partly because the British were unwilling to grant landing rights for American air carriers until then. Both airlines decided to use flying boats because concrete runways were rare at coastal airports on the Atlantic, and also because landplanes capable of flying such distances without refueling simply did not exist at the time
  • The first atomic bomb blast.

    The first atomic bomb blast.
    First atomic bombThe events that took place in a remote area of New Mexico during the predawn hours of July 16, 1945 forever changed the world. In the early morning darkness the incredible destructive powers of the atom were first unleashed and what had been merely theoretical became reality.
  • The first mobile phone was invented

    The first mobile phone was invented
    First mobile phoneIn 1947, Douglas Ring and W. Rae Young at Bell Labs introduced the idea of hexagonal cells for mobile phones. Philip Porter at Bell Labs came up with the idea that the cell towers should be at the corners of the hexagonal cells and not at their centers. He also proposed that the cell towers should have directional antennas.
  • The first commercial computer

    The first commercial computer
    First commercial computerThe first machine that had commercial applications came out in 1951---when 2 were installed. Eventually 48 of the UNIVAC I (Universal Automatic Computer) were sold. This was the first computer to handle both numerical and alphabetic information with equal ease
  • Artificial intelligence and robotics started.

    Artificial intelligence and robotics started.
    Artificial intelligenceArtificial intelligence is "making a machine behave in ways that would be called intelligent if a human were so behaving"
  • First Transatlantic Reception of a Television Signal via Satellite.

    First Transatlantic Reception of a Television Signal via Satellite.
    Transatlantic receptionResearch into ways of improving the quality and quantity of intercontinental telephone lines has been an ongoing focus for a number of years. One of the first underwater telephone cables, laid between France and the United States in 1956, provided an extremely limited capacity of only 36 channels. The transmission of televised programming was non-existent.
  • The Internet started

    The Internet started
    The Internet startedInternet refers to an interconnection of networks.
  • The floppy disc appeared.

    The floppy disc appeared.
    The floppy diskFloppy disk drives were originally introduced commercially as a read-only device to hold microcode and diagnostics for large IBM mainframe computer systems in the early 1970s.
  • The first email was sent

    The first email was sent
    First email sentThe first email was sent between the two machines shown in this photograph.
  • World’s First Digital Camera

    World’s First Digital Camera
    First digital cameraIn December 1975, Kodak engineer Steve Sasson invented something that would, decades later, revolutionize photography: the world’s first digital camera. It was the size of a toaster, and captured black and white images at a resolution of 100×100 - or 0.01 megapixels in today’s marketing terminology.
  • Large numbers of Americans began using personal computers in their homes, offices, and schools.

    Large numbers of Americans began using personal computers in their homes, offices, and schools.
    Technology useInvestment in the future: In the single decade of the 1980s, millions of personal computers made their appearance on desks and laps everywhere--in factories, offices, homes, universities, airplanes, and schools--accompanied by the facsimile machine and the mobile telephone.
  • Microsoft MS-DOS Computer Operating System started.

    Microsoft MS-DOS Computer Operating System started.
    MS DOSMicrosoft licensed QDOS for 25,000 dollars. After a license agreement with IBM was signed, Bill Gates bought QDOS for 50,000 dollars in July 1981.
  • The World Wide Web and HTML were created by Tim Berners-Lee

    The World Wide Web and HTML were created by Tim Berners-Lee
    WWW and HTMLThe first web server in the United States came on-line in December 1991, in a pure research institute: the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) in California.
  • Social Network Technologies (SNTs) websites started.

    Social Network Technologies (SNTs) websites started.
    SNTs WebsitesThe first recognizable social network site launched in 1997. SixDegrees.com allowed users to create profiles, list their Friends and, beginning in 1998, surf the Friends lists. Since this introduction, social network technologies (SNTs) websites such as MySpace, Facebook, Cyworld, and Bebo have attracted millions of users, many of whom have integrated these sites into their daily practices.
  • Podcasting began

    Podcasting began
    PodcastBy 2003, web radio had existed for a decade. Digital audio players had been on the market for several years, and blogs and broadcasters frequently published MP3 audio online, plus the RSS file format was widely used for summarizing or syndicating content. Indeed, blogs would become an important factor in the popularization of podcasting. The term podcasting is meant to rhyme with "broadcasting", and is a derivative of the iPod platform.
  • Blogs

    Blogs
    BlogsThe first blog is said also to have been the first website in 1992. Blogs didn't really start to take off until the late nineties, however, and they gained in popularity after 2000.
  • Portals

    Portals
    PortalsThe most commonly known portals are those that are large generic collections of information. For instance Google is a "Search Portal".
  • Wikis

    Wikis
    WikisWikis are web pages that can be created and edited by a group of people.