Today on Far Future Horizons we celebrate the birthday of the Wizard of Menlo Park - Thomas Alva Edison.
This episode of Modern Marvels looks at Edison’s work on the development of electric lightning.
|Thomas Edison's first lightbulb which was used in a demonstration at Menlo Park|
Thomas Alva Edison was an American inventor and businessman. He developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and a long-lasting, practical electric light bulb. In addition, he created the world’s first industrial research laboratory and was dubbed "The Wizard of Menlo Park" by a newspaper reporter.
Edison was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of mass production and large teamwork to the process of invention, and therefore is often credited with the creation of the first industrial research laboratory.
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Modern Marvels - Electric Light