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All really big discoveries are the results of thought. – Alexander Graham Bell | 一切真正重大的發現是思考的成果。 – 亞歷山大．格雷厄姆．貝爾刊登日期: 2013.03.10
作者: Grace Tse
Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922) was a Scottish-born American scientist and inventor. He spoke the above sentence to encourage people to explore, search and strive. This is because every time we do so, we will be certain to find something that we have never seen before. Since childhood, he had shown a great curiosity about his world and was always fascinated by technology.
As Bell loved to learn and to create, he continued his passion to test out new ideas. He invented many things such as a metal jacket to assist people with lung problems, an audiometer to test people’s hearing, and a tetrahedral kite. He is best known for inventing a device that enables people to talk directly with each other in different places. What is it? In 1876, Bell was granted a patent for the telephone when he was 29 years old.
What were the first words that Bell was saying when he spoke into the telephone to his assistant in another room? He said,
“Mr. Watson, come here. I want to see you.”
The telephone was further developed by many other scientists, and it has become one of the most indispensable and widely used appliances in modern world.
Bell was also committed to the development of science and technology. In 1898, he became the president of the National Geographic Society and helped to turn “National Geographic” into one of the best-known magazines in the world. He was also one of the founders of “Science” magazine.
Tetrahedral kite: 四面體風箏
National Geographic: 國家地理雜誌
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