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Dr Yan recreates the first wireless phone call

Duration: 04:17

It's hard to believe, but the first wireless telephone call was made in 1880. Dr Yan explains how Alexander Graham Bell encoded sound into a shimmering beam of light. (Web exclusive)

Available since: Tue 17 Apr 2012


Yan Wong
Max Goldzweig
Series Producer
Paul King
Executive Producer
Tina Fletcher-Hill

This clip is from

Bang Goes the Theory Series 6, Episode 5

5/8 The team reveals how life surrounded by wireless signals affects us.

First broadcast: 16 Apr 2012

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