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John Bardeen's Radio
Radio transistor

Origin

John Bardeen

Type

Radio

Effects

Can manipulate electronics and other electromagnetic devices

Downsides

Continually degrades affected objects until unusable

Activation

Exposure to radio signals

Collected by

Warehouse 13

Section

Babbage-1822

Aisle

77048-2365

Shelf

984348-4869-822

Date of Collection

August 30, 1999

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OriginEdit

John Bardeen was an electrical engineer who was the only person to win the Nobel Prize in Physics twice. The first time was for the invention of the transistor, which transfers the electrical energy in an electronic or stops it all together. He was awarded a second time for his pioneering work in the field of superconductivity.

The transistor revolutionized the electronics industry, allowing the Information Age to occur, and made possible the development of almost every modern electronic device, from telephones to computers to missiles. Bardeen's developments in superconductivity, which won him his second Nobel, are used in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (NMR) or its medical sub-tool magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

EffectsEdit

The artifact is activated by radio waves, outputting energy in constant waves of electromagnetic energy. These waves can alter the operating functions and properties of any digital or electronic device. The user gains remote control over all the device’s systems for whatever use they decide. However, constant exposure will make most devices degrade, normally by weakening the small electronics, wiring or plastic pieces. Overloading its transistors deactivates it.

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