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Omnibus #55

podcast icon Posted Thursday, October 15, 2009. Total length: 16:52

Dr. Fred Zito, retired NASA engineer, discusses his fascination with Guglielmo Marconi and the development of radio. You'll hear about the small shack operated by the Marconi Company on the south shore of Long Island in Babylon. This shack, which now stands in Rocky Point, is at the center of Dr. Zito's attempt to reinvigorate the teaching of the history of science in schools. In this episode we also get a concise history of how radio developed and how new technologies are built on top of existing ideas.

"[Marconi] had all kinds of people that told him 'you're not going to be able to do it.'"
Dr. Fred Zito

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