Every piece of gadgetry we own or have owned in the past started somewhere. There is always an alpha. Even such iconic pieces of gadgetry as the (pictured above) had messy and rough beginnings.
The alarm clock. The personal computer. The smartphone. The radio. You know the greatest gadgets of all time (and youve probably owned most of them), but which has changed the world more than any other?
"The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there." The past can be both shocking and familiar. It's common to say that human nature never changes - but it's still possible for archa...
The following photos were taken from 1914-1918 by my great-grandfather Lt. Walter Koessler during his time as a German officer in the first World War. They're part of a collection of over a thousand photos, stereographs and their negatives that my fa...
If journalism is the first draft of history, then magazine covers are the first impressions.
This trip to the alienated Zone of the Chernobyl atomic power station was much more interesting than last year. We left early so that we would have more time.
An Israeli investigator has begun a hunt for Nazi gold worth an estimated £1 billion which legend says was dumped in a lake near Berlin in the closing days of the Second World War.
The crash of the Hindenburg in 1937....that zepplin went down hard....
Underground Cities: 3500 Years of Cappadocian Cave Homes
Rewind: In an episode of the PBS series African American Lives 2 that aired in 2008, the actor uncovers shocking facts about his great-grandmother. Plus: Check out our Roots section for advice on exploring your family tree.
At the top is the Micro Instrumentation and Telemetry Systems Altair 8800, a personal computer with keyboard and monitor, dating from about 1975. The company sold only the basic processor kit. Owners addd keyboards, monitors and other accessories. ...
The bulb rolled off the production line in 1883 when Queen Victoria was on the Throne and Gladstone was Prime Minister. It continues to light the home of Beth Crook, 79, in Morecambe, Lancs.
Here's 53 minutes' worth of Soviet commercials from the 1970s and 1980s, produced by what's billed as the USSR's sole advertising agency.
A 1,200-year-old royal tomb belonging to the pre-Inca Sican Culture has been discovered in Peru's coastal Lambayeque region, according to the director of the Las Ventanas archaeological dig.
Historic audio recordings aren\'t exactly easy to access and play back since they\'re often in obscure or aging formats and sit within giant repositories
Ail to the chief! Test your knowledge of presidential medical histories with this quick quiz.