EDN Moments

- March 21, 2012

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

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JC Bose patents radio wave detector, September 30, 1901

  • 09.30.2016

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

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Space shuttle returns to flight, September 29, 1988

  • 09.29.2016

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

  • 09.28.2016

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

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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

  • 09.26.2016

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...

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Mars Observer launches, September 25, 1992

  • 09.25.2016

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

  • 09.24.2016

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...

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Nintendo is founded, September 23, 1889

  • 09.23.2016

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...

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Michael Faraday is born, September 22, 1791

  • 09.22.2016

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...

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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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