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2014-07-08 08:21:18

Thomas Edison and the inventors of Gatorade and air conditioning among innovators elected as part of the inaugural class TAMPA, Fla., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Thomas Edison, Gatorade inventor Robert Cade, and John Gorrie, the air conditioning pioneer whose statue represents Florida in the U.S. Capitol Building, were among the six inventors announced today as the first inductees of the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame. Also announced as part of the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame...

2014-07-03 23:01:36

Mr. Electric is taking a look at the electric feud between Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison. Waco, Texas (PRWEB) July 03, 2014 One studied alternating current (AC), the other, direct current (DC). And yet, the world would not be where it is today without their contributions to science and electricity. In light of Nikola Tesla’s birthday on July 10, Mr. Electric is taking a look at the electric feud between Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison. Tesla and alternating current The main focus for...

2014-06-27 23:06:50

Nokero International, LLC today announced the availability of its ultra-efficient solar light bulb, the N182, billed as the world’s most affordable LED solar light bulb. Denver, CO (PRWEB) June 27, 2014 Nokero International, LLC today announced the availability of its ultra-efficient solar light bulb, the N182, billed as the world’s most affordable LED solar light bulb. At twice the brightness but two thirds the size of the previous N180 model, Nokero’s latest design utilizes the...

2014-06-18 08:32:37

TAMPA, Fla., June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VOLT(®) Lighting (www.voltlighting.com) announced today the expansion of U.S. operations to include a fully stocked and staffed West Coast Distribution Center in Las Vegas, NV. The new facility will provide 1- to 3-day ground shipping to their West Coast customers. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140501/83172 "Our company is committed to the best-possible customer service - that includes fast fulfillment and shipping" said Richard...

2014-06-12 23:06:20

Marks Launch of Sales & Marketing Acceleration Program for Firm’s Portfolio Companies Lawrenceville, NJ (PRWEB) June 12, 2014 Edison Ventures today announced it has appointed Kelly Ford as the firm’s Chief Marketing Officer and Partner. Ford, a 20-year veteran of emerging and established companies, brings deep experience in creating market categories, building successful marketing organizations, and developing strategies that grow Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) businesses. In this...

2014-06-10 16:22:28

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Power Capital Partners LLC ("PCP" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that Douglas C. Anderson has joined the Company as Managing Director and Director of Research & Due Diligence where he will be responsible for leading investment research and project due diligence activities. In addition Mr. Anderson will serve on the PCP Investment Committee. Mr. Anderson has more than 30 years of experience in the power, energy and...

2014-06-05 12:24:35

WASHINGTON, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of a Department of Energy Smart Grid Demonstration Project, Alstom has been awarded a contract to deliver Demand Response Management System (DRMS) to Con Edison. Con Edison provides electric service to 3.3 million customers in New York City and Westchester County, New York. Alstom's DRMS, based on its e-terraDRBizNet 3.0 technology, will allow Con Edison to efficiently use consumer loads to manage energy supply and demand, with...

2014-06-04 23:04:45

Funding Fuels Clinical Trial Solutions Leader Lawrenceville, NJ (PRWEB) June 04, 2014 Edison Ventures proudly announced today leading a more than $10 million financing in Jersey City-based TrialScope. Edison’s $5.5 million investment fuels growth and finances TrialScope’s acquisition of substantially all Deloitte Analytics LLC assets, including the PharmaCM business, which provides technology solutions for clinical trial registration and transparency. Co-investors include Dublin...

2014-06-04 23:04:02

This is the industry’s first 100-watt replacement ENERGY STAR(R) LED to achieve such efficient light output while providing the same quality of light consumers love. East Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) June 04, 2014 GE Lighting engineered its 100-watt A-line replacement ENERGY STAR(R) LED to achieve100 lumens per watt (LPW), making it the lighting industry’s most efficient ENERGY STAR 100-watt LED replacement. This bulb is one of 40 new LED bulbs and fixtures hitting the market this summer as...

2014-06-04 08:38:27

UGetLight's A19 series liquid cooled LED bulb is an unbreakable, waterproof, all liquid filling LED bulb with a plastic cover, standard incandescent bulb design, 50,000 hours of life, and five years warranty. BEIJING, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UGetLight, the only LED company in China that owns a patented liquid cooling technology has recently introduced a new model of LED named UGL A19 series liquid cooled LED bulb. UGL A19 merges the traditional quality of the incandescent lamp with the...


Latest Thomas Edison Reference Libraries

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2010-10-27 22:37:47

The Kinetoscope is an early motion picture device although not a movie projector. It is designed to be viewed by an individual through a window of a cabinet housing its components. It works by creating the illusion of movement by conveying a strip of perforated film bearing sequential images over a light source with a high-speed shutter. Thomas Edison was the first to describe it in conceptual terms; however, William Kennedy Laurie Dickson was the first to develop it. Ten Kinetoscopes...

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2010-10-26 18:09:56

Execution by electrocution, started in the United States, is an execution method in which the person being killed is strapped to a specially built wooden chair and electrocuted through electrodes placed on the body. Although its use is in decline the electric chair has become a symbol of the death penalty even though it was only used in the United States and briefly in the Philippines. The goal of the chair was to incapacitate the organs of the body in order to cause death. This was done...

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2010-10-07 11:54:11

Charles Francis Jenkins and Thomas Armat created the Vitascope, an early film projector, in 1895. They demonstrated the Vitascope at the Cotton States Exposition in Atlanta, they called it the Phantoscope. Armat and Jenkins fought over the rights to the invention and eventually Armat, with legal authority, sold the rights to the Kinetoscope Company. The company eventually approached Thomas Edison to finance the manufacture of their machine before it was outdated. He agreed on the term...

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2010-10-04 16:28:51

The telephone is a telecommunications device that transmits and receives sound generally the human voice. The phone's basic function is to allow people who are separated by large distances to talk with each other. The telephone is used across the world and is one of the most common appliances in the developed world. The phone is designed to have a microphone, an ear piece which reproduces the voice, a ringer, and a keypad to enter the numbers. The microphone, earphone, and the keypad are...

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2010-09-29 16:52:36

The incandescent light bulb provides a source of electric light through incandescence. The bulb works by passing current through a filament which heats to a temperature that produces light. The glass bulb that contains the filament prevents oxidation of the hot filament. The bulbs are also called electric lamps. Incandescent bulbs come in a various sizes and voltages. They can range from 1.5 volts to 300, require no external regulating equipment and have low manufacturing costs. They work...

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Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.