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2014-05-21 16:23:34

ST. LOUIS, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Allan Connolly, an operations and technology executive with broad global leadership experience, has been named Chief Executive Officer and President of Aclara Technologies LLC. Aclara is a leading provider of intelligent infrastructure technologies to water, gas and electric utilities. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100921/CG68648LOGO Connolly joins Aclara(®) from a position as Chief Operating Officer of Culligan(®), a world leader in...

2014-05-19 23:06:08

Vener8 Technologies, a technology holding company, today announced General Electric Company through its GE Ventures Licensing operation as its first corporate partner. In addition, Vener8 announced the launch of KemSENSE Inc. as its first subsidiary. Southport, Connecticut (PRWEB) May 19, 2014 Vener8 Technologies, a technology holding company, today announced General Electric Company through its GE Ventures Licensing operation as its first corporate partner. In addition, Vener8 announced...

2014-05-19 08:32:05

DUBLIN, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/l6jtp3/industrial_and) has announced the addition of the "Global Industrial And Commercial LED Lighting Market - Forecast to 2019: Dominated by few organized players namely Philips, Osram, Cree, Cooper and GE" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 LED lighting technology delivers high efficiency, high level of brightness, long lifespan and high...

2014-05-16 12:23:35

NEW YORK, May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ForceField Energy Inc. ("ForceField", or the "Company") (NASDAQ: FNRG), a designer, seller and distributor of energy products and solutions, today announced that management will present at the Third Annual Marcum MicroCap Conference in New York City on May 29, 2014 at the Grand Hyatt New York. Since 2012, the Marcum conference has introduced investors to promising undiscovered companies with a market capitalization of under $500 million. The...

2014-05-15 12:33:29

BALTIMORE, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BrownIT Holdings Corporation announced that Parham Eftekhari has been confirmed as a member of the Board of Advisors. Mark Brown, CEO of BrownIT Holdings said, "We welcome the addition of Mr. Eftekhari to the BrownIT team. His Government and Healthcare industry expertise will be a vital component to BrownIT's acquisition growth strategy moving forward." Mr. Eftekhari co-founded the highly respected Government Technology Research Alliance...

2014-05-15 08:33:08

Company Recognized for Game-Changing Technology in Science/Medicine CENTER VALLEY, Pa., May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Olympus, a precision technology leader in designing and delivering innovative solutions in Medical and Surgical Products, among other core businesses, announced today that the company has received Edison Awards for three of its "world's only" products: ENDOEYE FLEX 3D, THUNDERBEAT and the BF-190 Bronchoscope. All three products were recognized at the awards ceremony in the...

2014-05-08 23:09:45

1000Bulbs.com is pleased to announce it is now offering Kobi Electric 277-volt LED R-style lamps for use in recessed can lights, track lights and more. Garland, Texas (PRWEB) May 08, 2014 Always striving to be on the cutting edge of new and exciting lighting technology, 1000Bulbs.com is pleased to announce it is now offering Kobi Electric 277-volt LED R-style lamps for use in recessed can lights, track lights and more. This new development in LED technology enables energy-efficient...

2014-05-07 23:12:25

ScanAvert was voted a bronze winner for innovation in the category of Living, Working & Learning Environments/Learning Support & Behavioral Change at the April 30th annual Edison Awards, The winners celebrated their achievement along with honorees Elon Musk and Yang Yuanqing at the Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) May 07, 2014 The Edison Awards, celebrating 27 years of honoring the best in innovation and excellence in the development of new...

2014-05-07 23:02:43

Edison Ventures announced today that Andera Inc. has been acquired by Bottomline Technologies for $44.5 million in cash. Lawrenceville, NJ (PRWEB) May 07, 2014 Edison Ventures announced today that Andera Inc. has been acquired by Bottomline Technologies for $44.5 million in cash. The sale to Bottomline generated attractive returns for Edison. A Providence, R.I. company, Andera was founded by CEO Charlie Kroll in 2000. With early beginnings as a web development company in Kroll's...

2014-05-06 08:31:13

Prestigious award recognizes NQ Mobile for innovation, creativity and ingenuity DALLAS, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NQ Mobile, Inc. (NYSE: NQ), a leading global provider of mobile Internet services, today announced that NQ Family Guardian(TM) has been named a Bronze winner for innovation in safety and security services at the annual Edison Awards(TM) event, held April 30, 2014 in San Francisco. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140505/84483...


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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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