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2014-05-05 08:22:39

The Finally Light Bulb Company Debuts First Ever Acandescent(TM) Light Bulb; Consumers No Longer Need to Sacrifice Light Quality for Efficiency or Affordability CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Finally Light Bulb Company, www.finallybulbs.com, today introduced the first energy-efficient A type light bulb that truly replicates the familiar warm and reassuring glow of the now-banned incandescent bulbs that consumers love and miss. The Finally(TM) light bulb uniquely...

2014-05-02 20:22:32

Drip Drop's Breakthrough Hydration Solution Recognized at Edison Awards Gala on April 30, 2014, in San Francisco SAN FRANCISCO, May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Drip Drop, the first oral rehydration solution (ORS) to combine medical standards of rehydration therapy and excellent taste, today announced it won a 2014 Edison Award(TM) last night at their eponymous gala in San Francisco. The distinguished awards, inspired by Thomas Edison's persistence and inventiveness, recognize innovation,...

2014-05-02 12:23:26

SAN FRANCISCO, May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Edison Awards, which celebrate game-changing new products and services from around the world in the spirit of Thomas Edison, announced its 2014 winners Wednesday night in San Francisco at a ceremony attended by 350 international business leaders and innovators. The winners, which are already successful in the marketplace, were judged by a panel of more than 3,000 peers, including business executives, past winners, academics and leaders...

2014-05-01 23:12:08

HiveSSL will debut their new game-changing LED PAR30 light bulb in the fourth quarter of 2014. The new dimmable bulbs use only 6 Watts to produce 790 Lumens and have a life expectancy of 90 years and a patent-pending replaceable power supply. Clinton, Utah (PRWEB) May 01, 2014 A direct replacement for existing light bulbs for recessed, track, and display lighting, the new HiveSSL LED PAR30 raises the bar for the LED lighting industry. Its innovative design allows consumers to get full...

2014-05-01 16:37:14

"Girls Don't Poop" Rises to the Top as Video "No. 2" Passes 1.3 Million Views in First Week ADDISON, Texas, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The people have spoken and have chosen Poo! Poo~Pourri Before-You-Go Toilet Spray has been named the People's Voice Award winner in the Consumer Packaged Goods category in the 18(th) Annual Webby Awards. Poo~Pourri's "Girls Don't Poop" video received top honors in the category and was also an honoree in the Viral Marketing category. Poo~Pourri was...

2014-05-01 16:34:57

Scott 24 Hour Sanitizing Spray and Huggies Gender Specific Diapers Honored for Excellence in New Product Development DALLAS, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE: KMB) announced today that Scott 24 Hour Sanitizing Spray and Huggies Gender Specific Diapers have been named among the most innovative new products of the year at the 27th annual Edison Awards gala held in San Francisco on April 30. The awards are named after legendary inventor Thomas Alva...

2014-05-01 08:36:00

FLINT, Mich., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Diplomat, the nation's largest independent specialty pharmacy, will be the focus of a new campaign from GE Capital, Healthcare Financial Services (HFS). The campaign will include video and a case study on how Lean principles can help manage growth. Diplomat first partnered with HFS in 2012, recognizing room to improve customer interactions. Looking to add value to each of these exchanges, Diplomat's leaders identified three primary...

2014-05-01 08:22:34

Edison Awards Program Recognizes Success and Contribution to Innovative Services SEATTLE, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Airbiquity Inc., the global leader in connected car services, has been selected as a gold 2014 Edison Awards(TM) winner in the "Innovative Services - Security & Safety" category for its Choreo(TM) cloud based connected car services platform. The Edison Awards are celebrating their 27(th) year of honoring excellence in new product and service development,...

2014-04-30 16:24:40

- Net cash outlay of approximately $3 million for acquisition and divestiture HOUSTON, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EP Energy Corporation (NYSE:EPE, "EP Energy", or the "Company") today announced that it closed on an acquisition of certain producing properties and undeveloped acreage directly offsetting existing Wolfcamp operating areas in Reagan and Crockett Counties in the Southern Midland Basin. The company also announced it has entered into a definitive agreement with Indigo Minerals,...

2014-04-29 08:27:33

Unveiling of first operational Ener-Core powerstation pivotal to commercial momentum IRVINE, Calif., April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ENER-CORE, Inc. (OTCQB: ENCR), whose proprietary Gradual Oxidation technology and equipment generates clean electric power from low quality and waste gases, is pleased to announce that EECT-Turbomachinery (EECT) has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) for the prospected purchase of an Ener-Core powerstation with SABIC in Geleen, Netherlands, which is the...

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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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'