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2015-03-04 08:24:32

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2015-03-02 23:05:13

Longtime leading supplier of explosion proof lighting equipment Larson Electronics has announced the release of a heavy duty extension cord designed to provide secure connection of explosion proof

2015-03-02 23:03:31

The Global reclosers market is highly driven by the reliability of the equipment and ability to handle short term faults.

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2015-03-02 16:06:32

How would you like to have wireless charging built right into your computer desk or nightstand? IKEA announced on Sunday that it is joining forces with the Wireless Power Consortium to make such household products a reality.

2015-03-02 04:24:50

Industry's first multi-mode charging chipset to be made available for consumer use BARCELONA, Spain, March 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- MediaTek, today announced that its MT3188, the industry-first

2015-03-01 04:21:18

IKEA's home furnishings embed charging spots and propel Qi further into mainstream adoption BARCELONA, Spain, March 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Global home furnishings retailer IKEA today

2015-02-26 08:37:23

CAMBRIDGE, England, February 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- FlexEnable, the leader in the development and industrialisation of flexible organic electronics, today for the first

2015-02-26 04:21:18

Includes 40MW contract term extension in Angola JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Feb.

2015-02-25 08:24:25

Announces goal to electrify underserved communities at New York Summit on rural electrification BELMONT, Calif., Feb. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- SunEdison, Inc.

2015-02-24 23:19:27

Experienced Ham radio enthusiasts know the importance of a proper grounding system for both safety and station performance.


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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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Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.