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Alexander Graham Bell: Father of Modern Communication Giants of science






Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922), the Scottish-born American scientist, teacher and best known as the inventor of the telephone, worked at a school for the deaf while attempting to invent a machine that would transmit sound by electricity.

In fact there was no exception with Alexander Bell like the inventors of many scientific breakth roughs, , that he tried to gain sole credit for the important Discoveries.Bells mother was almost deaf, and his father taught elocution to the deaf, influencing Alexander’s later career choice as teacher of the deaf.And also because of these Graham Bell had a high level of interest in researching in favour of deaf people and in fact he developed the first hearing aids.During his research , after listening to a piano concert, Graham Bell honed in on the fact that a piano key struck a distance away, would be echoed for some distance with the right acoustic environment. This lead Bell to reason the pitch of a voice was key in transmitting the sound of a voice over long distance. Wanting to take it a step further, Bell started experiments with different cords and wires.



In 1874 the essential idea of the telephone formed in his mind.As he later explained it, “If I could make a current of electricity vary in intensity precisely as the air varies in density during the production of sound, I should be able to transmit speech telegraphically.”Intending to expand on the telegraph, Bell experimented with vibrations and the mechanics that ultimately lead to the first patented telephone in 1876 on March 7. On March 10, the first coherent complete sentence—the famous “Mr. Watson, come here; I want you”—was transmitted in his laboratory.


Bell actually had many inventions and did experimentation in many areas of science.
He invented Metal Detector, Audiometer,and invented techniques which helped in teaching speech to deaf persons. He also made a device to help find icebergs. More over he did many experiments on aeronautics and hydrofoils.

This discovery is not with controversies. In 2002, the United States House Of Representatives reviewed documentation and ultimately voted to Alexander Graham Bell was the Father of Modern Communication



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