Innovations that rocked the world
Published on June 18th, 2010 | by Admin1
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.