A telephone, or phone, is a telecommunications device that permits two or more users to conduct a conversation when they are too far apart to be heard directly. A telephone converts sound, typically and most efficiently the human voice, into electronic signals suitable for transmission via cables or other transmission media over long distances, and replays such signals simultaneously in audible form to its user.

In 1876, Scottish emigrant Alexander Graham Bell was the first to be granted a United States patent for a device that produced clearly intelligible replication of the human voice. This instrument was further developed by many others. The telephone was the first device in history that enabled people to talk directly with each other across large distances. Telephones rapidly became indispensable to businesses, government, and households, and are today some of the most widely used small appliances.

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China's booming second-hand market fuels circular economy

People Daily 11 Apr 2024
In Hangzhou, east China's Zhejiang Province, the first Xianyu Recycle Shop opened at the end of January 2024, offering both buying and selling services and attracting many customers ... To address this issue, some second-hand platforms are using the internet and data analysis to facilitate the large-scale recycling of discarded phones....

Indy kicks off Earth Month with events across the city

Indianapolis Recorder 11 Apr 2024
Power Recycling Day at the Indianapolis Zoo. Presented by Technology Recyclers, the Indianapolis Zoo recognizes Earth Day through Power Recycling Day on April 13 from 8.30 a.m.- 12.30 p.m ... According to the Indianapolis Zoo, more than 102,000 pounds of materials were recycled through this program since 2019....

It’s just math: We need recycling and mining to achieve our clean energy goals

MinnPost 10 Apr 2024
Recycling old phones and computers from the “drawer of doom” won’t cut it ... However, recycling is crucial if we want a responsible and secure supply chain for clean energy ... Future generations, perhaps in 2060 or 2070, may enjoy a circular system that completely relies on recycling of minerals and metals to build new clean energy systems....

Clean Out Your Files Day coming back for 2024

The Hawk Eye 09 Apr 2024
and 4 p.m., for no charge, people can bring their old office, computer, and copy papers, catalogs, magazines, newspapers, phone books, envelopes, file folders, and corrugated cardboard in paper bags or boxes to be recycled instead of going into the landfill ... for Area Recyclers....

How old cellphones, broken electronics could help fight climate change

Detroit news 09 Apr 2024
"Yes, recycling can help to offset some mining," Georgeson said. "But if you look at the U.S's ambitions to put more EVs on the road, that is exponentially increasing at a rate that is faster than end-of-life vehicles or consumer devices are retiring."Tips for recycling phones, other devices....

The Morning After: Tesla settles lawsuit over fatal Model X crash

Engadget 09 Apr 2024
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigation found Huang running a mobile game but couldn’t confirm if he was holding the phone during impact ... The Fairbuds are made of 70 percent recycled and fair materials, while 100 percent of the rare earth elements and tin are recycled....

In brief: Hard to recycle event, volunteers wanted and more in Sewickley area

Pittsburgh Tribune Review 08 Apr 2024
Hard to recycle. A hard to recycle event is planned for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 27 in Leetsdale Industrial Park at 380 Leetsdale Industrial Drive. Cost is $5 per participant. It includes unlimited recycling of cell and home phones, computer towers and peripheral equipment, microwave ovens, stereo equipment, VCD and DVD players and more ... Volunteers wanted....

9 best last-minute Eid gifts with same or next-day delivery, in UAE, for 2024

Gulf News 08 Apr 2024
Also read.. 10 best ideas for budget Eid gifts under Dh150 in UAE, for 2024 Eid gift guide ... Time can slip away before you know it ... 1. Best Smartphone Gift. Samsung Galaxy S23 AI Phone . Pros ... Cons ... The phone is crafted with recycled glass and PET film, and coloured with natural dyes, so it’s more eco-conscious than you’d expect ... Bonus ... Warranty ... 2 ... Pros ... ....

Our Gadgets Aren't Getting Recycled Enough. How You Can Help - CNET

CNET 07 Apr 2024
Phones, batteries and electronic devices are thrown away five times more than they're recycled, a UN report says ... ....

These are the most common items people mistakenly try to recycle in Milwaukee

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 05 Apr 2024
Earth Day is coming up on April 22, and as you probably learned in elementary school, one way to care for the Earth is to "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.". However, recycling isn't always simple ... Battery-containing electronics, including tablets, cell phones and electronic cigarettes or vapes, are some of the most dangerous items people attempt to recycle....

Michael Singer, sculptor who used nature as his medium, dies at 78 in Delray Beach

Sun Sentinel 05 Apr 2024
Singer was often characterized as a landscape architect, and an accomplished one at that, with public commissions at sites as varied as a recycling center in Phoenix, the Denver International Airport and a Whole Foods supermarket in Jacksonville ... His approach to the Phoenix recycling center followed a similar course....

What Burlington businesses will be closed during the total solar eclipse April 8?

Burlington Free Press 05 Apr 2024
With the mayhem-filled Monday of the total solar eclipse approaching, Burlington is getting ready for the influx of travelers coming to see the show in the sky ... This includes the Organics Recycling Facility, Administrative Office (employees will work remotely to answer phone calls) and all Drop Off Centers.Vermont courthouses ... Sydney P....

Many Portage county buildings will close Monday because of solar eclipse

Record-Courier 04 Apr 2024
Applicable departments will be working remotely and will be able to be reached by phone. Solid Waste recycling pickup on Monday will start one hour early and is expected to be complete by 9 a.m ......