Technology

Who invented Electric Guitar?

Aug 20th, 2008 | By

The first successful guitar that was electrically amplified was developed by George Delmetia Beauchamp in the year 1931 along with Paul Barth and Adolph Rickenbacker. Beauchamp had also invented other musical instruments and was one of the founders of National Stringed Instrument Corporation and Rickenbacker guitars. Born in Texas, in his earlier years he played
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Who invented Doppler radar?

Aug 16th, 2008 | By

Christian Andreas Doppler an Austrian physicist and mathematician had proposed the Doppler Effect in 1842. The Doppler Effect is a vital part of the Doppler radar system and thus the system was named after him. Doppler was born in Salzburg in Austria and studied mathematics and astronomy in Salzburg and Vienna at the age of
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Who invented telephone?

Aug 15th, 2008 | By

If you are curious to know who invented the first voice communicating device otherwise known as telephone, then it’s none other than the famous Scottish inventor, Alexander Graham Bell. He is given credit for inventing the first working telephone, which could actually transmit speech electrically. During the time when Bell was working on his new
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Who invented iPod?

Aug 6th, 2008 | By

iPod was invented by a team of designers at Apple. The original idea of iPod came from a 23 year old Englishman, Kane Kramer, in the year 1979. He held a patent for the same till he was unable to renew his patent and it expired. Kane called his prototype the IXI; it did not
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What are 3D motion effects?

Aug 6th, 2008 | By

3D films are getting more popular today because people want to experience something that is very real and top Hollywood directors today want to give their audience something that would look very close to real. Hence, 3D movies and films are becoming a global phenomenon these days. The idea of 3D is providing the depth
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Who invented the diesel engine?

Aug 5th, 2008 | By

The diesel engine was developed by a refrigerator engineer Dr. Rudolf Diesel in the year 1897. The diesel engine is in fact a compression ignition engine where a piston compresses the mixture of air and oil thus increasing the temperature to such an extent that the oil starts igniting and a mechanism is used where
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How autofocus cameras work?

Aug 2nd, 2008 | By

Improvement in technology has led to development of lenses that can be easily focused to get a sharper picture. With the autofocus technology, a chip automates the whole focusing. The camera lens adjusts itself by moving back and forth and when the recording chip perceives a sharp image, the movement ceases, allowing you to click
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Who invented the Hovercraft?

Jul 29th, 2008 | By

A hovercraft (air-cushion vehicle, ACV) is a vehicle capable of traversing over surfaces, and is supported by a high-pressure, slow moving air cushion, which gets ejected against the surface lying below. Though the principles behind hovercrafts and hovering were first mentioned by Emanuel Swedenborg in 1716, Sir Christopher Cockerell, an English electronic engineer was given
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How are ‘stealth airplanes’ made stealthy?

Jul 27th, 2008 | By

The special design of the stealth aircraft makes the airplanes less detectable audibly, visually, thermally and thus on radars. This does not mean that the technology makes them invisible, but they are far less prone to identification than the conventional airplanes. Stealth technology has a huge role in warfare techniques, and thus extensive research is
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Who invented the DVD?

Jul 27th, 2008 | By

Who invented the DVD? DVD also known as Digital Video Disk was invented in 1995 and the invention is a group effort of companies the following companies namely; Sony, Philips, Toshiba and Time Warner. Many other company representatives have also contributed in different working groups to this invention. DVD is the successor of CD (Compact
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