The television and television broadcasting were not discovered or invented by any single person. The three who had the most impact were Willoughby Smith, Paul Gottlieb Nipkow and John Logie Baird.Know More
Willoughby Smith discovered the photoconductivity in the element selenium in 1873. This led to Nipkow's invention of the scanning disk in 1884. He patented the first electromechanical television system that same year. Variations of Nipkow's spinning-disk, or image rasterizer, became exceedingly common and was used until 1939.
John Logie Baird gave the first public demonstration of televised silhouettes in motion on March 25, 1925. He held it at Selfridge's Department Store in London.Learn more about Inventions
No single person is credited with the invention of the toothpick. Grooves on the teeth of Neanderthal and Homo sapiens skulls suggest that they used a tool to remove materials from their teeth. Charles Forster was the first to mass produce toothpicks for the American market in the mid-19th century.Full Answer >
James Clerk Maxwell is famously known for his discoveries in the field of electromagnetic radiation that formed the foundation for inventions like the television, the radio and the cellular phone. Maxwell is also known for his astronomical discoveries regarding the stability of Saturn's rings.Full Answer >
The 1920s saw inventions like the handheld hair dryer in 1920, penicillin in 1928, the television in 1924 and the electric razor in 1927. The 1920s was a time of many inventions and brand new technology.Full Answer >
There have been many different forms of television, but the electric version as it is known today was invented in 1922, and it first transmitted images in 1927. The person who invented this television was an Idaho schoolboy named Philo Farnsworth.Full Answer >