Bell Labs

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Bell Labs

Bell Labs

The research and development center of Alcatel-Lucent, formerly Lucent Technologies and AT&T. One of the most renowned scientific laboratories in the world, many of the major electronic inventions of the modern age were developed at Bell Labs, including the transistor, the laser, solar cell, wavelength optical multiplexing (see DWDM), the Unix operating system and the C programming language.

In 2015, Nokia acquired Alcatel-Lucent and Bell Labs officially became Nokia Bell Labs. See transistor and laser.


The Real Bell
Alexander Graham Bell was born in Scotland in 1847 and died in 1922. His famous sentence "Mr. Watson - come here - I want to see you!" were the first words to travel over a wire, ringing in the birth of electronic communications. (Image courtesy of AT&T.)
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In 1949, GMP and Bell Telephone Laboratories joined forces to pioneer the first modern automatic lashing machine, the Model B Lasher, establishing the telephone industry's standard in lashing technology.
In 1948, mathematician Claude Shannon, then at Bell Telephone Laboratories in Murray Hill, N.J., published a landmark paper in which he set a specific goal for coding theorists.
Rather than characterize Kluver's contribution to the decade's larger projects as technology per se, it would be more accurate to claim that he offered the institutional resources of "big science," as exemplified by the research facilities of his employer, Bell Telephone Laboratories. It is from this perspective that one can understand the differences between Kluver and the artists with whom he associated.
In collaboration with the Bell Telephone Laboratories, two structure types and their derivatives were found to be particularly suitable for lithium insertion reactions, namely, rutile structure ([TiO.sub.2]) related oxides, and [ReO.sub.3] type structure (35,36).
* In 1954 Bell Telephone Laboratories produces a silicon PV cell with a 4% efficiency, which eventually graduates to 11% efficiency.
The power generation equipment business was sold to GE in 1908; the overseas facilities and businesses were sold to International Telephone and Telegraph in 1925; a nascent radio broadcasting business was sold to RCA in 1926; the distribution business was spun off as Graybar Electric in 1928; and the research organization was split off in 1925 as the nucleus of the new Bell Telephone Laboratories.
A major step in precision came with the quartz crystal clock, developed in 1929 by the Bell Telephone Laboratories; the clock used quartz's extremely stable vibrations to measure time.
For example, in 1951 Bell Telephone Laboratories invited Hollywood film director Frank Capra to produce four television films on scientific subjects.
Lansky, a radio engineer for Bell Telephone Laboratories. Although Lansky could not identify the exact source of the hissing, his observations helped establish the science of radio-astronomy.
as an instructor in electrical engineering until 1928, when he joined Bell Telephone Laboratories. At Bell Labs he worked primarily on electron tubes.
"A gambling robot that has been successfully beating the majority of its human opponents is in operation at the Bell Telephone Laboratories, Murray Hill, N.J.
Working for Bell Telephone Laboratories in Holmdel, New Jersey, Jansky was scrutinizing sources of radio static that interrupted and obscured ship-to-shore and trans-Atlantic radiotelephonic communications.