Latest Thomas Edison Stories

2013-05-22 23:00:58

Leapfrog Lighting´s LED PAR30 lamps–known for improved glare control, light distribution and color consistency–are now Energy Star certified, paving the way to wide adoption in industrial and commercial applications. Ottawa, Canada (PRWEB) May 22, 2013 Leading technology innovator Leapfrog Lighting announced today that it achieved Energy Star certification–through Energy Star approved independent lab verification–for its specification-grade LED PAR30 line of...

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...

2013-05-14 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...

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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'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'