It was while in Boston that Bell’s experiments with sound waves and electricity led to his development of a telegraph-like system to transmit the vibrations associated with speech.
The German ocean liner SS Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse became the first vessel to transmit a ship-to-shore wireless message.
While Mendeleev’s approach led to there being some gaps or spaces in ‘periods’ where he believed an element should exist, he was able to calculate the missing element’s atomic mass and properties.
The DeLorean DMC-12 sports car was later used as the time machine in Back to the Future.
Röntgen was experimenting with vacuum tubes at the University of Würzburg when he discovered the new ‘invisible light’ on 8 November 1895.
Benjamin Franklin, the American polymath, accidentally electrocuted himself while attempting to kill a turkey.
Thomas Midgeley Jr. discovered that adding tetraethyl lead to gasoline reduced knocking in automobile engines.
The crew of the Apollo 17 spacecraft took the iconic Blue Marble photograph of the earth.
South African surgeon Christiaan Barnard performed the world’s first human-to-human heart transplant.
Darwin’s book presented evidence for the process of natural selection, and its publication sparked a seismic shift in the study of science.