The British industrial revolution is mainly characterized by developments in areas of mining, textile, transport. Invention of steam engine changed the way of transportation forever. It also helped as a pump to drain the mines, so that more coal could be accessed. Coal became the cheapest way of power.
In 1837 Morse developed telegraph and Morse code. That improved the speed of sending messages and it was used especially during the World War I. Morse code is still used by navy and air force in case of emergency.