Fun facts about engineering and technology

1
Albert Einstein won the Nobel Prize for physics in 1921.
2
Chuck Yeager blasted through the sound barrier at Edwards Air Force Base in 1947.
3
In 1901, the Spanish engineer Leonar do Torres-Quevedo was responsible for the earliest developments in the remote control with his Telekine that was able to do "mechanical movements at a distance."
4
On 11 July 1962, France received the first transatlantic transmission of a TV signal from a twin station in Andover, Maine, USA via the TELSTAR satellite.
5
On 9 June 1906 the Winnipeg Electric Railway Co. transmitted electric power from the Pinawa generating station on the Winnipeg River to the city of Winnipeg at 60,000 volts. It was the first year-round hydroelectric plant in Manitoba and one of the first to be developed in such a cold climate anywhere in the world.
6
On December 12, 1901, a radio transmission of the Morse code letter 'S' was broadcast from Poldhu, Cornwall, England, using equipment built by John Ambrose Fleming.
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On December 12, 1901, a radio transmission of the Morse code letter 'S' was broadcast from Poldhu, Cornwall, England, using equipment built by John Ambrose Fleming.
8
The Ericsson Company first produced cellular phones in 1979.
9
The first laser was made in California in 1960.
10
The first two video games copyrighted in the U.S. were Asteroids and Lunar Lander in 1980.
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The first two video games copyrighted in the U.S. were Asteroids and Lunar Lander in 1980.
12
The Internet is the fastest-growing communications tool ever. It took radio broadcasters 38 years to reach an audience of 50 million, television 13 years, and the Internet just 4 years.
13
Tim Berners-Lee coined the phrase "World Wide Web" in 1990.
14
Valdemar Poulsen, a Danish engineer, invented an arc converter as a generator of continuous-wave radio signals in 1902.