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The Technology That Allowed the Titanic Survivors to Survive

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Titanic's wireless distress calls

Titanic's wireless distress calls, illustrated in a news item of April 17, 1912.

Credit: The Day Books of Chicago, via Papershake

More than 1,500 people died in the sinking of the Titanic, but more than 700 survived. Those who did owed their escape to the newest communications technology of the time: wireless telegraphy.

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