The first Solar-powered  car was developed by the General Motors Corporation.

Profile America: First Solar-Powered Car

Thursday, August 31 — The 1950s may be recalled for many now-quaint things, but it was also a decade with antecedents for our current technological pursuits. On this date in 1955, William G. Cobb of the General Motors Corporation demonstrated the […]

by · August 31, 2017 · Profile America, Technology
USS Seawolf SSN-21 | (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Greg Kuntz/Released)

Profile America: Nuclear Power

Tuesday, July 18 — This week 62 years ago in West Milton, New York, an example of turning swords into plowshares was generated. That was when the Atomic Energy Commission sold electric power from a General Electric nuclear reactor. The buyer […]

by · July 18, 2017 · Profile America, Technology
Amazon: The Birth of Online Shopping

Amazon: The Birth of Online Shopping

Sunday, July 16 — On this date in 1995, a small start-up company launched its business of selling books online out of a two-car garage in Bellevue, Washington. The first item purchased was a book titled “Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies: […]

by · July 16, 2017 · Profile America, Technology
Profile America: The Transistor Breakthrough

Profile America: The Transistor Breakthrough

Thursday, July 13 — One of the most important inventions of our time was announced in early July 1948 in a press release by Bell Laboratories in New Jersey. It was the transfer resistance device — far better known as […]

by · July 13, 2017 · Profile America, Technology
Profile America: Telstar

Profile America: Telstar

Tuesday, July 11 — The distant reaches of planet Earth came into electronic proximity for the average American on this date in 1962. The occasion was the successful relay of a transatlantic TV signal by Telstar, the first privately owned […]

Incandescent light bulb

San Francisco Electric Company

Thursday, June 29 — The first electric power company in America, and perhaps the world, was formed this week in 1879 in San Francisco. This was nearly four months before Thomas Edison successfully tested his practical incandescent light bulb. The power […]

Profile America: Setting the Bar Code

Profile America: Setting the Bar Code

Monday, June 26 —  Whoever bought a pack of chewing gum at the Marsh Supermarket in Troy, Ohio, on this date 43 years ago was making history. It was the first purchase of an item to be scanned into a cash […]

by · June 26, 2017 · Profile America, Technology
CBS was first to broadcast what was known as NTSC color television, but not was the first to broadcast color.

In Living Color

Sunday, June 25 — Today is the anniversary of the first color television broadcast. In 1951, CBS transmitted the appropriately named program “Premiere” from New York City and through stations in Washington, Baltimore and Philadelphia.     By the end of […]

The first public pay telephone was set up in just two years after Alexander Graham Bell invented the phone. The first coin-operated pay phone was installed ..

Profile America: First Phone Booth

Thursday, June 22 — America’s first public phone booth was installed this month in 1880 in New Haven, Connecticut, just four years after the telephone was invented. These first public telephones were supervised by attendants, while those operated by coins came […]

A Business Case for LED Lighting – Why Now! Today, June 20

A Business Case for LED Lighting – Why Now! Today, June 20

Bronx Chamber of Commerce and McHale Energy invite you to a Free Presentation on “A Business Case for LED Lighting – Why Now!” on Tuesday, June 20th, Hutch Metro Conference Center, 5-7pm. For more information, call 718-828-3900.

04/15/2013 - Napoli (ITA) - America's Cup World Series Naples 2013 - Free training Day 2 (Credit: Americas Cup)


By Luis Vazquez It’s a brave new world we have entered. Technology has reshaped the planet and tradition has taken a backseat to the newest inventions and innovations, even the America’s Cup, whose sailing history can be traced to 1851. […]

by · June 18, 2017 · Sports, Technology
Digital Debut

Digital Debut

On June 14, 1951, the U.S. Census Bureau was the first civilian institution to enter the computer age. After a dedication ceremony, the 13-ton UNIVAC I began its 12-year — or 73,000-hour — career of number crunching for the Census Bureau. […]

Credit: New World Encyclopedia

The Telegraph: A Telecommunications First

Wednesday, May 24 — In a way, today marks the 173rd birthday of the World Wide Web. Only it was electro-mechanical, not digital. On this date in 1844, Samuel F.B. Morse activated the first telegraph line, sending a dots-and-dashes code message […]

1981: The first integrated mouse intended for use with a personal computer makes its appearance with the Xerox Star workstation. Credit: Wired

Profile America: The Mighty Mouse

Thursday, April 27 — For many years, the word “mouse” commonly evoked thoughts of Mickey. But that association began to be eclipsed on this date in 1981 when the Xerox Corporation, then a major developer, introduced the mouse to the commercial […]

A Higher Power: Solar Battery Invented

A Higher Power: Solar Battery Invented

Tuesday, April 25 — On this date in 1954, Bell Laboratories in New York announced the prototype manufacture of a new solar battery, or what we now call a solar cell. The new cell was capable of a 6 percent energy […]

by · April 25, 2017 · Profile America, Technology