Latest Thomas Edison Stories

2013-09-12 23:00:42

Edison Ventures proudly announces that it has exited Tangoe, Inc. of Orange, CT. Lawrenceville, NJ (PRWEB) September 12, 2013 Edison Ventures proudly announces that it has exited Tangoe, Inc. of Orange, CT. Edison invested a total of $8M in Tangoe, with its initial investment in 2002. Tangoe completed its IPO in 2011. Edison’s investment in Tangoe generated total cash proceeds to Edison of $80M, or 10X investment cost for Edison. Tangoe is a leading global provider of Communications...

2013-09-01 23:01:22

“Smart Factory Market by Technology (SCADA, DCS, PLC, ERP, MES, PLM, MOM), Field Devices (Industrial Network, Robotics, RFID, And Motors & Drives, Relays & Switches, & Sensors), Application (Process, Discrete) - Global Forecast & Analysis (2013 - 2018)” is the new market research report added to ReportsnReports.com store. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) September 01, 2013 The Smart Factory is referred to as a fully integrated and affordable factory automation solution that...

2013-08-26 23:18:23

Carl Ray Smith III, (Tripp Smith) the new Vice President of Sales for the Retail channels comes from a long career in the lamp business with such companies as Phillips North America, GE Lighting, Lithonia, Sylvania, and Feit Electronics. Corona, CA (PRWEB) August 26, 2013 Virbright Lighting (VBL) is confident that our new hire will help grow and solidify the position VBL has been forging as a leader in the transitioning lighting industry toward LED lighting expanding VBLs retail presence....

UK Man Builds Homemade Ticker-Tape Machine That Prints Tweets
2013-08-23 11:27:01

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A UK man has developed a modern-day version of the 19th century ticker-tape machine that prints out tweets instead of stock price information. The new machine, named "Twittertape," was developed by 32-year-old web developer, Adam Vaughan, from Cumbria in the UK. The device was built from scratch using second-hand parts from clocks. "I have a keen interest in history and have always been fascinated by ticker-tape machines as a design...

Latest Thomas Edison Reference Libraries

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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