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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...

2014-05-06 08:25:43

- Business on Clear Path to Build Shareholder Value - IRVINE, Calif., May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ENER-CORE, Inc. (OTCQB: ENCR), today issued the following letter to its shareholders. Dear Ener-Core Shareholders, It has been almost ten months since Ener-Core, Inc. ("Ener-Core") was launched as a stand-alone company into the public markets. I would like to take this opportunity to update you, our valued shareholders, on the achievements of the last year, the current status of the...

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...


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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