Category Archives: Imaging

From the Archives: Moving Pictures by Phone

Today in 1924, AT&T demonstrated long distance telephotography, now known as fax, with the transmission of pictures over telephone wires between Cleveland and New York. Commercial service began in a handful of cities the following year. For many decades, telephotography … Continue reading

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From Analog to Digital: Bank Checks

Today in 1925, New York banker, George McCarthy received a patent for the Checkograph, the first bank check photographing device and the first practical use of commercial microfilm. In 1928 Eastman Kodak bought McCarthy’s invention and began to market it under … Continue reading

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The Beatles, Profits, CT Scans, and Waste

Today in 1979, Allan McLeod Cormack and Godfrey Newbold Hounsfield won the Nobel Prize for medicine for developing the theory and technology behind CAT scans.

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