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  1. Vacuum Tube — 2022-01-12 08:49:37
    …al in laying the foundations of what we call electronics technology today. This invention made possible or improved: ~[[Radio]] ~[[Television]] ~[[Radar]] ~Sound recording and reproduction ~Telephone networks, ~Analogue and Digital computers …
    …rmionic valve history. These devices came into their own as they were needed for electronic equipment of all sorts from radio receivers to transmitters, radar sets, electronic warfare equipment, telecommunications repeaters and much more. {{Tag…
  2. Radio — 2021-11-06 16:49:14
    …ves in an experiment confirming Maxwell's theory of electromagnetism. This discovery became known as "Hertzian waves" (radio waves). == 1894 == British physicist Oliver Lodge transmitted and received "Hertzian waves" at distances up to 50 yar…
    …ds. == 1894 == {{Image url="MarconiRadio.jpg" title="Marconi Radio" class="right" width="250" }} **Guglielmo Marconi** began pursuing the idea of building a wireless telegraphy system ba…
    …sed on Hertzian waves (radio). Marconi gained a patent on the system in 1896. Marconi was born in Bologna on 25 April 1874, his **Irish** mother, A…
    … for his work. Marconi also spoke fluent English. == 1896 == {{Image url="Marconi_plaque_London_1896.jpg" title="First radio transmission" class="right" width="200" }} Marconi gave his first public transmission of wireless signals at the now BT…
  3. Television — 2021-11-06 16:35:18
    …ll and improving the signal conditioning from the photocell and the video amplifier. February 1924 demonstrated to the Radio Times that a semi-mechanical analogue television system was possible by transmitting moving silhouette images, such as …
  4. Air Traffic Control — 2021-08-20 11:30:31
    …ydon in May 1930. == Links == More info: [[http://www.nats.aero/about-us/what-we-do/atc-explained| NATS]] {{Tag ids="Radio flight radar traffic"}} …
  5. MRI Scan — 2021-08-20 11:04:59
    …to imaging that led directly to Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). == Faster processing == In 1973 Peter showed how the radio signals from MRI could be mathematically analysed, making possible their interpretation into useful images. He suggeste…
    …amadian built a partial body MRI scanner in 1977, which he called the ‘Indomitable’. {{Tag ids="nuclear magnet scan radio image body"}} …
  6. Radar — 2021-08-20 10:58:32
    …935, Watson-Watt sent a memo of his proposed system to the Air Ministry, entitled Detection and location of aircraft by radio methods. The concept clearly had amazing potential and Watson-Watt was promptly asked for a demonstration. This was r…
    …win**, was kept quietly informed of radar's progress. == Increasing the Range == Only two weeks later Wilkins left the Radio Research Station with a small party, including Edward George Bowen (born Swansea, [[Wales]]) to start further research …
    …ll and Henry Boot of Birmingham University, invented the cavity magnetron. This produced a compact source of short-wave radio waves and allowed Fighter Command to detect incoming enemy planes from a much greater distance. == Microwaves == The i…
  7. Internal Combustion Engine — 2021-08-11 11:45:10
    …oil engine prize at the Chicago World's Fair of 1893), many lighthouses, and for powering Marconi's first transatlantic radio broadcast. == Diesel engine == {{Image url="First_Diesel_motor.jpg" class="left" title="First Rudolph Diesel motor" wi…
  8. Mousetrap — 2021-02-12 17:56:41
    …[Entertainment]]:[[1900s]] The Mousetrap is the longest running stage play in the world. The story was adapted from a radio play, Three Blind Mice, written by [[Agatha_Christie]] for the Royal family in 1947. It was renamed ''The Mousetrap'' a…
  9. Hovercraft — 2020-08-06 08:05:57
    …spite an interest in the arts, Christopher read Engineering at Peterhouse, Cambridge. After Cambridge he worked for the Radio Research company until 1935 and then for the Marconi Wireless Telegraph company from 1935 until 1951. {{Image url="Pr…
    …="Hovercraft.jpg" class="right" width="" title="Cross channel ferry hovercraft." }} == On His Own == Cockerell left [[Radio | Marconi]] in 1950, and with a legacy left by his beloved wife Margaret's father, he and Margaret were able to purchas…
  10. English Language — 2018-01-26 21:45:55
    …the primary international language in many fields including communications, science, business, aviation, entertainment, radio and diplomacy. Over two-thirds of the world's scientists read in English. Three quarters of the world's mail is written…
  11. Mayday — 2017-06-19 21:40:16
    …l distress call 'Mayday' was devised by Mockford 1923. Pilots needed a clear panic call. Calling out 'SOS' over early radio communication was easily lost in transmission. Frederick was the senior radio officer at Croydon Airport in [[London]]…

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