EDN Moments

- March 21, 2012

Review the moments in tech history important to engineers with the EDN Moments blog.


JC Bose patents radio wave detector, September 30, 1901

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On this day in tech history, radio pioneer JC Bose filed a patent for a semiconductor crystal rectifier for detecting radio waves. Read More...


Space shuttle returns to flight, September 29, 1988

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On this day in tech history, shuttle Discovery was launched into space, marking the first flight for the space shuttle program since the Challenger disaster more then two and a half years before, on January 28, 1986. Read More...

Color TVs reach retailers, September 28, 1951

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On this day in tech history, the first color televisions reached retailers, only to be pulled back weeks later. Read More...


Bell X-2 exceeds Mach 3, September 27, 1956

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On this day in tech history, USAF Captain Milburn G Apt became the first man to exceed Mach 3 while flying the Bell X-2 on September 27, 1956. Unfortunately the aircraft went out of control after making history and Captain Apt was killed. Read More...

Satellite error nearly causes nuclear war, September 26, 1983

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On this day in tech history, one man’s solid judgment potentially prevented Mutual Assured Destruction through nuclear attack during the Cold War. Read More...


Mars Observer launches, September 25, 1992

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On this day in tech history, NASA’s Mars Observer probe launched; 11 months later contact was lost before its primary objectives could be achieved. Read More...

1st nuclear-powered aircraft carrier launches, September 24, 1960

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On this day in tech history, the world's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, the USS Enterprise was launched, employing a phased array radar system. Read More...


Nintendo is founded, September 23, 1889

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On this day in tech history, Fusajiro Yamauchi founded a playing card company that would go on to revolutionize gaming around the world. Read More...


Michael Faraday is born, September 22, 1791

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On this day in tech history, physicist and chemist Michael Faraday—credited with many pioneering experiments and discoveries in electricity and magnetism—was born in London. Read More...


TI enters calculator market, September 21, 1972

  • 09.21.2016

On this day in tech history, Texas Instruments made its formal entrance into the electronic calculator market, moving the new consumer category along. Read More...


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