French inventor credited to have invented the field of photography and to have taken the oldest surviving photograph in the world, View from the Window at Le Gras. Niépce also co-created the world’s first internal combustion engine, the Pyréolophore, with his brother.
View from the Window at Le Gras taken by Nicéphore Niépce is regarded as the oldest surviving photograph in the world. The heliographic photo was taken from a high window and shows parts of the building and the countryside surrounding Le Gras, Niépce’s estate.
Hard disk storage capacities have been increasing over the years. The world's first hard disk, IBM 350 Disk File, could store 5MB of data was announced on 4th September 1956. The first 1TB drive appeared 51 years later in 2007. It took just a couple of years to double the capacity and the first 2GB drive came into the market in 2009. [more...]