Guglielmo Marconi is credited with inventing the first radio. Marconi achieved this feat with no formal education. Still a young man when he initially previewed his invention, his parents moved the entire family from Italy to England for a greater potential for success.Know More
Radio transmissions depend upon electromagnetic waves. James Clerk Maxwell and his associate Heinrich Hertz actually developed the theory of electromagnetic waves, but they did not develop any functional application based on their theory.
Marconi established the Marconi Company, which ultimately hired a man named David Sarnoff. Sarnoff is credited with building the NBC radio networks, the first major commercial utilization of radio in history.Learn More
While the name of the person who first developed satellite technology is unknown, the Soviet Union is credited with successfully launching the first manmade satellite, the Sputnik 1, in 1957. The United States launched its first communications satellite, the Echo, in 1959.Full Answer >
Anaximander, a Greek philosopher who lived in Miletus in the 6th century, is credited with the invention of the first map. The earliest known maps are related to the sky, and date back to 16,500 B.C.Full Answer >
Thomas Edison is credited with inventing the light bulb. He and his team worked on and tested over 3,000 bulbs, and in 1879, Edison was granted a patent for the first commercially successful light bulb.Full Answer >
The precursor to the radio, the Tesla coil, was invented by Nikola Tesla in 1884, and Tesla's device to send a radio signal, which was ready to go, was burned up in a lab fire in 1895. Instead, Guglielmo Marconi tested his wireless signal device in 1896; many say he relied on Tesla's technology to create it.Full Answer >