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History of the Segway
By     |    Mar 4, 2010
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History of the Segway

Invented by Dean Kamen, the Segway Human Transporter (HT) electric vehicle has a two-wheeled, self-balancing design. Popular Science honored the Segway HT as one of the world’s most outstanding breakthroughs with an award in Best of What’s New Award in a general technology category. Its name, an Italian homophone of “segues,” means literally to move smoothly and unhesitatingly from one state, condition, situation or element to another. Dean Kamen’s Early [...]

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History of Discman
By     |    Oct 14, 2009
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History of Discman

The Discman, or more correctly known as the Sony Discman, was a range of portable compact disc players powered by batteries and with a set of headphones that allowed their owners to listen to music while on the move or away from a mains power supply. The Discman product line went thru several evolutions, including the addition of radio reception, and the ability to play Writable and Re-Writable discs that [...]

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History of Technology
By     |    Oct 14, 2009
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History of Technology

As humans, we continue to strive to make our lives more fulfilling. Our quest for knowledge and understanding nature around us is inherent in all of us. Technology in a sense can be defined as inventing tools and advancing knowledge. In addition, technology also utilizes the cumulative knowledge and technologies already available to further advance our knowledge and build upon or discover new tools which can be utilized by mankind. [...]

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History of the Telephone
By     |    Oct 14, 2009
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History of the Telephone

It is hard to believe the fundamental change a single invention brought to the world, yet that is precisely what the telephone did, suddenly talking to a loved one or business colleague at almost any distance with effortless ease from the comfort of their own home. In today’s world of mobile phones and Internet telephone we take for granted the fundamental shift to society that occurred with the invention of [...]

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History of Cell Phones
By     |    Oct 14, 2009
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History of Cell Phones

The history of cellular phones may have originated in 1910 with Lars Magnus Ericsson who was said to have installed a telephone in his car. He traveled across the country, and whenever he saw a place where phone lines were accessible, he would connect to them using a pair of long electric wires. In 1946, two Soviet engineers, G. Shapiro and I. Zaharchenko, successfully tested a mobile phone installed in [...]

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History of Nanotechnology
By     |    Oct 14, 2009
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History of Nanotechnology

The idea that we can build machines in microscopic sizes and have them function like construction bots producing, organizing, and rearranging objects at the molecular level is not as easy to believe when the technology is not yet existing. That concept was what Richard Feynman put forward in his talk “There’s Plenty of Room at the Bottom” in 1959. Although his was the first academic talk to deal with the [...]

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History of Potassium
By     |    Oct 14, 2009
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History of Potassium

Marked with a letter K as its chemical symbol, Potassium is one of the most abundant metals on Earth. In nature, it occurs as ionic salt found dissolved in seawater, and as part of many minerals. It is also necessary for the function of plant and animal living cells. However, it does not exist in its pure elemental form because of its highly reactive nature.   Potash Before the 18th [...]

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History of the iPod
By     |    Apr 10, 2009
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History of the iPod

Today, one of the most popular devices to listen to music is the ubiquitous iPod. Apple’s iPod not only revolutionized the way many listen to their music, but also how they buy their music and other types of media. While there are plenty of other personal music players, none has had such an impact on culture, the music business and technology. Here is the history of the iPod. Tony Fadell [...]

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History of Computers
By     |    Apr 6, 2009
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History of Computers

Obviously one of the great inventions of our time has been the computer. Today, billions use computers in their daily life. While the first computers were extremely large and took up entire rooms, today, computers are extremely small and can not only fit on your desktop, but in your phone and on chips the size of grains of rice. Throughout the years, the computer has evolved from an extremely expensive, [...]

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History of Television
By     |    Apr 6, 2009
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History of Television

Television (TV) is a technology that enables the transmission of full motion broadcasts to remote receivers. A television is the device that is used to watch the broadcasts, and is also the name used for the entire process from filming to broadcast and receiving. These days TVs are ubiquitous in the western world and increasingly popular in less developed nations with estimates that by the middle of the 21st century [...]

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