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2014-11-28 23:02:43

Continued strength in residential construction, particularly in regards to housing starts, is expected to be the primary catalyst driving growth.

2014-11-20 12:23:42

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S.

2014-11-19 08:23:23

TI receiver and transmitter system efficiently charges one- and two-cell battery-powered applications, supports any Qi-compatible 5-W wireless charging system DALLAS, Nov.

2014-11-17 23:02:15

ORTEC Consulting Group’s optimization platform enables companies to analyze and apply smart grid data in order to make more informed decisions.

2014-11-12 23:17:46

AutoGrid Demand Response Optimization and Management System (DROMS) will enable fast demand response at Bonneville for managing peak capacity and renewable intermittency Redwood


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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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