Hi I'm Molly Wood. Its April 27th, 2008 and here is what
happened Hi I'm Molly Wood.
On this date in 1791, Samuel Morse was born. He was, of course,
the creator of the single-wire telegraph system, and he and
Alfred Vail invented Morse Code. I don't know why Vail didn't
get a co-credit, but either way, it's Dash dot dash dot, dash
dash dash, dash dash dash, dot dash dot dot, (that's 'cool' in
In 1981, Xerox PARC introduced to the world's the first
commercially marketed computer mouse. It was 15 years before the
mouse became popular enough to give most of the adult population
of the world wicked carpal tunnel syndrome.
Today in 2002, the NASA space probe Pioneer 10 sent its last
successful telemetry, before signing off for good. The Pioneer
10 was the first spacecraft to travel through the asteroid belt,
in 1972 and also make direct observations of Jupiter, which it
passed in 1973.
And finally, in 2005, the Airbus A380 made its first flight from
Toulouse, France. That's the Superjumbo to us regular folk -
why? Because this double-decker, wide-body, four-engine airliner
is, at this moment in time, the largest passenger airliner in
And that'll do it for today, tune in tomorrow for more tech