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Arthur Edwin Kennelly
(17 Dec 1861 - 18 Jun 1939)

Irish-American electrical engineer who made innovations in analytic methods in electronics, and co-discovered the radio reflecting properties of the ionosphere in the upper atmosphere.


Science Quotes by Arthur Edwin Kennelly (2 quotes)


If necessity is the mother of invention, scientifically developed production is the mother of scientific research.
— Arthur Edwin Kennelly
In 'Scientific Research in the Engineering Schools', Electrical World (1920), 75, 150.
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Through radio I look forward to a United States of the World. Radio is standardizing the peoples of the Earth, English will become the universal language because it is predominantly the language of the ether. The most important aspect of radio is its sociological influence. (1926)
— Arthur Edwin Kennelly
As quoted (without citation) in Orrin Elmer Dunlap, Radio's 100 Men of Science: Biographical Narratives of Pathfinders (1944), 131.
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  • 17 Dec - short biography, births, deaths and events on date of Kennelly's birth.
  • Arthur Kennelly, Electrical Engineer - Biography.
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