150 years ago next week, one of the world’s most influential people, often described as the inventor of radio, was born in Bologna. Guglielmo Marconi altered the course of human history forever when he sent the first radio signal from his home in the Bologna countryside in 1894. Now, 150 years after his birth, his homeland is paying tribute in a bi...

Guglielmo Marconi, born on April 25, 1874, in Bologna, Italy, was an Italian inventor and electrical engineer who is widely recognized for his pioneering work in wireless telecommunication. He is considered one of the fathers of radio and made significant contributions to the development of long-distance wireless communication, revolutionizing the...

Irish-Italian inventor Guglielmo Marconi ushered in a new era of global communications, sending the first radio transmission across the Atlantic Ocean on this day in history, Dec. 12, 1901. The message was merely the letter "s" in Morse code (dot-dot-dot). But it proved after years of advances by Marconi that radio could make the world a smaller pl...

In a residential area west of downtown Keene, there are still signs of what was once the city’s Italian neighborhood. Drive up Island Street and you’ll pass Carbone’s Window and Awning, founded decades ago by a son of immigrants. A few blocks away, members gather at the William Marconi Italian Club. Now, the Keene Heritage Commission is turning to...

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...