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2013-05-21 08:22:41

LONDON, May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Edison Investment Research, a leading international investment research firm, announces the initiation of coverage of Avalon Rare Metals (NYSE: AVL), a mineral development company focused on developing its Nechalacho project. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130417/608168 ) Edison's comprehensive report, Largest ex-China HREE project, was published today, and examines the investment case for Avalon, the mineral...

2013-05-16 16:21:57

CPV, GE & DGC begin commercial operations at 800-megawatt CPV Sentinel Energy Project in Riverside County DESERT HOT SPRINGS, Calif., May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- California's newest power plant, the 800-megawatt CPV Sentinel Energy Project, has begun flowing electricity to the grid three months early, in time for the summer heat. Competitive Power Ventures, Inc. (CPV), GE (NYSE: GE) unit GE Energy Financial Services and Diamond Generating Corporation (DGC) said the California...

Philips Brings More Functionality To Its Hue Light Bulb
2013-05-15 14:01:22

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Philips´ intelligent LED light bulb named Hue has just been given an update. Now, Hue users can tie their bulbs to the IFTTT (If This Then That) service which turns a user´s Internet service into an actionable equation. The new Hue update also adds geofencing support, programmable alarms and timers, turning the LED bulb into just as much a notification system as it as a source of light. This update comes a little more...

2013-05-15 12:21:25

LONDON, May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Edison Investment Research, a leading international investment research firm, announces the initiation of full coverage of Rolls-Royce (LSE: RR), a global power systems business with activities across civil aerospace, defence, marine and energy markets. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130417/608168 ) Edison has recently published a comprehensive report examining the investment merits of Rolls-Royce, focusing on the...

2013-05-15 12:21:24

LONDON, May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Edison Investment Research, a leading international investment research firm, announces the initiation of coverage of Solera Holdings Inc (NYSE: SLH), a leading supplier of software and services to the global automotive repair processing industry.      (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130417/608168 ) Edison's comprehensive report, In good repair, was published today, and examines the investment case for Solera, the leading...

2013-05-14 23:20:15

As a nationwide provider of Exede Internet, USIRIS LLC is pleased to pass along the good news that Exede Internet received the prestigious 2013 Edison Award. "At USIRIS, we want to provide top quality, innovative services to our customers and client base, and this desire is why we initially chose to add Exede to the portfolio of services that we offer." Orlando, Florida (PRWEB) May 14, 2013 As a nationwide provider of Exede Internet, USIRIS LLC is pleased to pass along the good news that...

2013-05-14 16:22:15

ATLANTA, May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Company today announced that Tom Wilson has been elected vice president and chief information security officer of Southern Company Services, Inc. In this role, Wilson will manage the company's cyber security risk. Since 2008, Wilson has served as the company's director of IT security. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130514/CL13864 )(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080801/SOCOLOGO ) "As cyber security issues continue to be...

2013-05-14 12:21:36

Technology Recognized for Innovation at 26th Annual Edison Awards Ceremony MAUMEE, Ohio, May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Dana Holding Corporation (NYSE: DAN) was honored recently with a 2013 Edison Award. The company earned a bronze award in the Material Science category for its innovative Spicer® Diamond Series(TM) driveshaft, the first one-piece, aluminum driveshaft to combine dissimilar metals, reducing weight by up to 40 percent. The Edison Award, which recognizes the most...

2013-05-08 08:35:05

KELOWNA, BC, May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Appiphany Technologies Holdings Corp. ("Appiphany") (OTCBB: APHD) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with a European based independent film production company to fund and produce a series of cartoons based on Appiphany's MMA Animals( TM).  The initial agreement outlines the basis of the working relationship between Appiphany and the independent film producer for financing the projects and will lead into further...

2013-05-08 00:21:45

WASHINGTON, May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) WEDNESDAY, MAY 8: THE SPIN ON MUSIC Profile America -- Wednesday, May 8th. The first disc-type phonograph record was demonstrated publicly this month in 1888. The invention of Emile Berliner of Washington, D.C. was called a gramophone, and used a flat disc of a spiraling groove to reproduce sound....


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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