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2015-04-24 23:03:05

Longtime leading supplier of explosion proof lighting equipment Larson Electronics has announced the release of a heavy duty extension cord equipped with three twist lock receptacles designed

2015-04-21 12:26:02

COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of American Electric Power Co.

2015-04-21 12:24:51

Japanese Corporation to Build First Independent Large Scale Battery Power Storage System For Frequency Regulation Market Operated by PJM NEW YORK, April 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Sumitomo

2015-04-19 08:20:29

RnRMarketResearch.com adds "UK Power Market Outlook to 2025, Update 2015 - Market Trends, Regulations, and Competitive Landscape" to its store. DALLAS, April 19, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ --

2015-04-17 23:00:48

Ribbon Cutting To Coincide With Earth Day Week Celebrations Houghton, NY (PRWEB) April 17, 2015 Houghton College today announces the completion of its

2015-04-16 08:24:01

Simply by switching to energy-efficient lighting in their tall buildings, businesses in leading cities in the United States could save the country--and themselves--billions of dollars, says Consumer

2015-04-13 20:20:54

Curtis Island site nears liquefied natural gas production GLADSTONE, Australia, April 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Bechtel today announced that it has reached a significant milestone at

2015-04-06 23:03:51

The RRS-3 PowlVac is compatible with all standard PowlVac PV style circuit breakers with current ratings of 1200-3000A and allows technicians to remotely rack IN or OUT the PowlVac Type PV standard

2015-04-06 16:22:23

- Plan allows customers to continue to choose their electric generation supplier or rely on Duke Energy Ohio to acquire electricity at transparent, market-based rates. CINCINNATI,


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2010-10-21 17:15:50

A lightning rod is a metal conductor mounted on the top of a building and connected through a wire to the ground to protect the building from lightning. The rod should conduct the electricity from a lightning strike down through the wire instead of passing through the building. The rod is just a single component in the lightning protections system along with rooftop conductors and multiple conductive paths. Benjamin Franklin invented the lightning rod in 1749. The taller the building the...

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2009-04-28 16:42:15

Count Alessandro Antonio Anastasio Volta was born on February 18, 1745 in Como, Duchy of Milan. At age 39, Volta became a professor at the Royal School in Como in the physics department. A year later, in 1775, Volta invented a device called the electrophorus which generates static electric charges. He marketed his creation so well, that he is often given credit as its inventor. However, a similar machine was documented by Johan Carl Wilcke in 1762. He changed his focus to chemistry in...

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2007-05-21 06:18:54

The Electric eel, Electrophorus electricus, is a species of fish. It is capable of generating powerful electric shocks, which it uses for both hunting and self-defense. It is a top predator in its South American range. Despite its name it is not an eel at all but rather a knifefish. Taxonomy The species is so unusual that it has been reclassified several times. Originally it was given its own family Electrophoridae, and then placed to a genus of Gymnotidae alongside Gymnotus....

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dipsas
  • A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.
The word 'dipsas' comes from a Greek word meaning 'thirst'.