Dutch-German-Polish physicist and engineer who, using his glass-blowing skills, created the first mercury filled thermometer. He also developed a temperature scale which carries his name.
The first ever text message was sent on December 3, 1992, by Neil Papworth from his computer to the phone of Richard Jarvis. Neil was a test engineer for Sema Group and used the Vodafone network to transmit the text message. [more...]