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John Logie Baird John Logie Baird (1888-1946) was a Scottish electrical engineer, who pioneered television.

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In 1925 he gave the first public demonstration of television, and in 1926 pioneered fibre optics, radar (in advance of Robert Watson-Watt), and "noctovision", a system for seeing at night by using infrared rays.

Born at Helensburgh, Scotland, Baird studied electrical engineering in Glasgow at what is now the University of Strathclyde, at the same time serving several practical apprenticeships.

He was working on television possibly as early as 1912, and he took out his first provisional patent in 1923. He also developed video recording on both wax records and magnetic steel discs (1926-1927), colour television (1925-1928), 3D colour television (1925-1946), and tra nsatlantic television (1928).

In 1936 his mechanically scanned 240-Une system competed with EMI-Marconi's 405-line, but the latter was preferred for the BBC service from 1937, partly because it used electronic scanning and partly because it handled live indoor scenes with smaller, more manoeuvrable cameras.

In 1944 he developed facsimile television, the forerunner of Ceefax, and demonstrated the world's first all-electronic colour and 3D-colour receiver (500 lines).

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John Logie Baird was a famous Scottish engineer, pioneered television.

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Date Added: 12 October '11

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