Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Mysterious moments in life when we click

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Ori and Rom Brafman

Clicks and mortals

Every time you use your cell-phone, camcorder, or laptop, you are benefiting from an invention that Gerhard Sessler and Jim West, two physicists in Bell Labs, came up with about half a century ago — a revolution in microphone technology. The instruments used in the 1950s were quite bulky, as you may remember from the early photos of radio announcers shouting into a big metal grille, recount Ori and Rom Brafman in Click. The size of the microphone was big because it consisted of small carbon granules with an external source.


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