Radio Morse Code

The Italian physicist Guglielmo Marconi develops radio telegraphy. On December 12th, 1901, standing on Signal Hill, St. John’s, Newfoundland, he receives the first transatlantic wireless signal – the letter “S” in Morse code – which is transmitted from over 1800 miles away in Cornwall, England.

Thomson and Carey

Thomson transmits wireless signals. George R. Carey of Boston proposes a television system in which every picture element is transmitted simultaneously, each over a separate circuit. A large number of photoelectric cells are arranged on a panel, facing the image, and wired to a panel carrying the same number of bulbs.


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