(Worldkings.org) On this day in 1838, Samuel Morse's telegraph system is demonstrated for the first time at the Speedwell Iron Works in Morristown, New Jersey. The telegraph, a device which used electric impulses to transmit encoded messages over a wire, would eventually revolutionise long-distance communication, reaching the height of its popularity in the 1920s and 1930s. Samuel Finley Breese Morse was born 27 April 1791, in Charlestown, Massachusetts.
(Worldkings.org) Breathe healthier air while on the go with the Banale Reusable Active Mask.
WORLDKINGS - Daily Highlights – January 04, 2019 - Huawei app lets blind users hear other people's emotions
(Worldkings.org) Most people will agree that phone conversations are more awkward than face-to-face chats, since you can't gauge the other person's mood by seeing their facial expressions. This is a constant challenge for the blind, which is why Huawei has developed the "face-reading" Facing Emotions app.
(Worldkings.org) On this day in 1999, for the first time since Charlemagne’s reign in the ninth century, Europe is united with a common currency when the “euro” debuts as a financial unit in corporate and investment markets.
WORLDKINGS - On This Day – January 03, 2019 - 1st wax drinking straw patented, by Marvin C Stone in Washington, D.C , in 1888
(Worldkings.org) In 1888, Marvin Stone patented the spiral winding process to manufacture the first paper drinking straws. Stone was already a manufacturer of paper cigarette holders. His idea was to make paper drinking straws. Before his straws, beverage drinkers were using the natural rye grass straws.
WORLDKINGS - Daily Highlights – January 02, 2019 – Feelreal multi-sensory VR mask lets you smell the virtual roses
(Worldkings.org) Our sense of smell is often overlooked, but it plays a bigger part in our perception of the world around us than we might give it credit for. Now it's being used to help sell the illusion of virtual reality with the FeelReal VR Mask, which not only wafts certain scents your way but can also simulate rain, heat and wind on your face.
(Worldkings.org) Consumer electronics giant LG will be taking a refreshed version of its CLOi SuitBot to CES 2019 next month, as it inches closer to commercial availability. Updated versions of the company's PorterBot, ServeBot and CartBot service robots will also be on show.
WORLDKINGS - On This Day – December 31, 2018 – Ogden Bolton Jr. Was Granted First Patent For A Battery-Powered Bicycle, in 1895
(Worldkings.org) Steam powered ebikes/motorbikes like S. H. Roper’s never really had any success. At the end of the 19th century there were only two promising propulsion systems: those based on oil and those based on electricity.
WORLDKINGS - On This Day – December 30, 2018 – The Ginza Line, the first subway line in Asia, opens in Tokyo, Japan, in 1927.
(Worldkings.org) The Tokyo Metro Ginza Line is a subway line in Tokyo, Japan, operated by the Tokyo subway operator Tokyo Metro. The official name is Line 3 Ginza Line . It is 14.3 km long and serves the wards of Shibuya, Minato, Chūō, Chiyoda, and Taitō. It is the oldest subway line in Asia.
WORLDKINGS - On This Day – December 29, 2018 – Charles Macintosh: Chemist who invented the world-famous waterproof raincoat, in 1836
(Worldkings.org) First sold in 1824, the Macintosh coat is named after its Glaswegian inventor, Charles Macintosh. He designed one of the first waterproof fabrics by rubberising sheets of material in his textile factory. On what have been his 250th birthday, he has now been honoured with his own Google Doodle.