Found this article in my local newspaper this morning about Bell Labs in Murray Hill, NJ.
Check out the long list of Bell Labs Inventions.
Here's a few cool ones off the list:
1925: Fax machine, Still use one at work but email is taking over.
1947: Transistor, Where would we be without it.
1963: Touch tone phone, replacing rotary dials, remember those, dialing a wrong number was a hassle.
1980: Digital cellular telephone technology: WOW
These are just a few of the unbelievable list of inventions.