Late greats: why some brilliant ideas get overlooked

In 1928, Karl Jansky, a young radio engineer at Bell Telephone Laboratories, began researching static interference that might obscure voice transmissions. Five years later, after building a large rotating antenna and investigating every possibility he could think of, he published his remarkable conclusion: some of the static was coming from the Milky Way. Jansky‚Äôs theory … Continue reading Late greats: why some brilliant ideas get overlooked