Radio is one of the most important technological inventions in recent history, and paved the road for advanced communication, exploration, entertainment, and music discovery. Since its birth in the late 1890s, radio has evolved to fit the needs of the times. We trace its journey from Tesla to Turntable.fm in this infographic created with Sonos.
1901, Marconi claims the first transatlantic wireless signal. Marconi watches associates raise kite antenna at St. John's, December 1901. The message is received at Signal Hill in St John's, Newfoundland (now part of Canada), via signals transmitted by the company's new high-power station at Poldhu, Cornwall.
Fly on the wall! The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is working to develop cyborg insects that carry spy equipment. To make the insects as inconspicuous as possible, miniaturized brain probes are inserted during the pupa stage. The idea is the ultra-light implants will naturally integrate into the body of the developing insect.
Nikola Tesla actually discovered Alternating Current, produced the first electrical motor, invented the radio (he preceded Marconi by several years) and the arc light, broadcast the first television signals and even created an artificial earthquake that virtually rocked Manhattan