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Who was Philo Farnsworth?

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posted on Aug, 16 2008 @ 06:58 AM
Many of you may not have heard of Philo Farnsworth. But he is known as the inventor of the television. In fact I was at an IEEE event in Fort Wayne which had a working module on display. But did you know he had a "working" approach to nuclear fusion that does not require magnetic containment?

A man ahead of his time that is for sure.

posted on Aug, 16 2008 @ 07:04 AM
The Farnsworth Fusor or more accurately a modified version of the Fusor has been the focus of late Dr Bussard's work in the area of antigravity..

posted on Aug, 16 2008 @ 07:09 AM
TV has been invented before Farnsworth, iirc, he built one on his own, an impressive feat nonetheless. the Fusor concept is much more interesting though.

unfortunately, 'cold' fusion attempts have been derided and ignored in favor of the tokamak.

other attempts are not as rare as one would think, see f-ex. and i've heard the USN is pursuing a similar program.

posted on Aug, 17 2008 @ 03:16 PM
The first basic television device was invented by Paul gottlieb Nipkow, from germany.
Nice twist of facts that you have stated the the first television was an american invention.

posted on Aug, 17 2008 @ 03:21 PM
reply to post by Long Lance
You guys should check out some of the research being done at INEEL in Arco, Idaho.

posted on Aug, 18 2008 @ 04:25 PM
>>Philo Farnsworth attended Brigham Young University in Utah, where he researched television picture transmission. While in high school, Philo Farnsworth had already conceived of his ideas for television. In 1926, he cofounded Crocker Research Laboratories, which he later renamed Farnsworth Television, Inc. in 1929 (and as Farnsworth Radio and Television Corporation in 1938.)

In 1927, Philo Farnsworth was the first inventor to transmit a television image comprised of 60 horizontal lines. The image transmitted was a dollar sign. Farnsworth developed the dissector tube, the basis of all current electronic televisions. He filed for his first television patent in 1927 (pat#1,773,980.) Although he won an early patent for his image dissection tube, he lost later patent battles to RCA

First patent, first inventor sounds like grounds to be called inventor

posted on Aug, 18 2008 @ 04:27 PM
Wikipedia >>
Philo Taylor Farnsworth (August 19, 1906 – March 11, 1971) was an American inventor. He is best known for inventing the first completely electronic television. In particular, he was the first to make a working electronic image pickup device (video camera tube), and the first to demonstrate an all-electronic television system to the public.

He even had a stamp!

posted on Aug, 18 2008 @ 04:30 PM
reply to post by spookjr

Could you elaborate on what's up out in Id?

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