On 13 May 1897, Guglielmo Marconi sent the world's first radio message across open water, and he did it while visiting a seaside resort in Somerset. Marconi came to Weston-super-Mare looking to experiment with what he called "telegraphy without wires" - known to us now as radio. He was initially interested in contacting ships, but his work led to a...

Annually the Nobel Prize is awarded to those brilliant minds who distinguish themselves in this sector: physics, chemistry, economics, medicine, literature and brotherhood among Nations.  In 2021 Giorgio Parisi win the physics prize: he is an italian who joins the distinguished group of 20 enlightened men and women who have brought prestige to Ital...

Any time we have a chance to go to Cape Cod, we do. We went last weekend to hear an artist friend speak of his work at a gallery in Wellfleet (more on that in an upcoming essay).  The light’s angles on this crisp, clear, cloudless day reminded us that Fall is near. Our casual ride in unusually light traffic allowed us to enjoy the scenery, passing...

Guglielmo Marconi's wireless technology is the technology that has shaped the modern world. At the start, the major purpose for wireless was meant for sending individual messages in Morse code, with much greater flexibility than the established telegraph system, which relied on connections by wires. Wire-less, on the other hand, would have military...

"My best regards sent by the wireless telegraph from Italy to America - G. Marconi, 5.47 pm". These simple few words marked one of the most revolutionary innovations ever in the history of communications. It was 19th November 1911, and Guglielmo Marconi inaugurated the radiotelegraphic station in Coltano, Pisa. The message was delivered to the New...

"I seemed to have a special... aptitude for mechanics, physics, and chemistry," wrote the brilliant early 20th-century engineer, inventor, and founder of global communications Guglielmo Marconi, "which were not taught at the school I regularly attended." April marks the 145th celebration of Marconi's birth in Bologna, Italy, and this year is the 11...

An 8-ton marble monument to Guglielmo Marconi dedicated by American signal soldiers 45 years ago is to be hauled off base and handed over to local Italians for a planned museum. The monument to the radio pioneer, dreamed up by troops at the U.S. Army Communication Site Coltano and dedicated in 1973 at a ceremony attended by the U.S. ambassador to I...

There's nothing like a sip of espresso to wake you up. With its distinctive, strong taste, it's a drink enjoyed by millions worldwide. But its invention at the turn of the 20th century wasn't an easy process. The drink was invented by Luigi Bezzerra, who discovered a way to speedily produce a single shot espresso in just seconds. While the principl...

The radio, considered among the most important invention of the twentieth century, is inextricably linked to the name of this great Italian scientist, known throughout the World as the precursor of the transmission models that still today are at the center of the distance communications system: Guglielmo Marconi.

In an era when long-distance communication was achieved by sending signals over telegraph wires, Italian electrical engineer Guglielmo Marconi was one of a handful of researchers who suspected invisible radio waves might offer a better solution. Despite failing his college entrance exams, Marconi (1874–1937) went on to conduct some of the most impo...