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 about Inventions
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 >
Dr. James Naismith is credited for inventing netball. The no-dribble game was a spinoff of basketball that he invented in 1891 at a YMCA in Springfield, Mass.Full Answer >
The invention of the telegraph is credited to the English inventors William Cooke and Charles Wheatstone as well as the American inventors Samuel Morse, Alfred Vail and Leonard Gale. The telegraph allowed for long-distance communication by sending messages between devices by means of an electric current.Full Answer >