Innovations that rocked the world

Published on June 18th, 2010 | by Admin


Newsweek has posted a great series of images detailing some of the innovations that changed the world.

Long-Distance Electrical Transmission

Humans have known about electricity for centuries, but it had to be harnessed and made portable before it could transform everyday life. The spread of long-distance networks around the turn of the 20th century allowed electricity to power everything from a lightbulb to microchip. In this 1882 engraving from Harper’s, workers lay New York City’s electrical system.

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