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2014-07-28 23:08:14

Internet lighting retailer 1000Bulbs.com launches its own line of 60-watt equal LED light bulbs at the groundbreaking price of only $5.99.

2014-07-24 08:25:26

- GE Measurement & Control (M&C) invests in a minority equity share in Meridium, Inc., the global Asset Performance Management (APM) leader ROANOKE, Va., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/

2014-07-14 23:04:33

Reinforces focus on growth equity leadership and value-added services. Lawrenceville, NJ (PRWEB) July 14, 2014 Edison Ventures announced today a new

2014-07-11 23:04:34

Gray named Managing Director, AgiLight® Europe Brings Strong Market Development and Sales Leadership Experience San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) July 11, 2014

2014-07-08 08:21:18

Thomas Edison and the inventors of Gatorade and air conditioning among innovators elected as part of the inaugural class TAMPA, Fla., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Thomas Edison, Gatorade

2014-06-27 23:06:50

Nokero International, LLC today announced the availability of its ultra-efficient solar light bulb, the N182, billed as the world’s most affordable LED solar light bulb. Denver,

2014-06-18 08:32:37

TAMPA, Fla., June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VOLT(®) Lighting (www.voltlighting.com) announced today the expansion of

2014-06-12 23:06:20

Marks Launch of Sales & Marketing Acceleration Program for Firm’s Portfolio Companies Lawrenceville, NJ (PRWEB) June 12, 2014 Edison Ventures today

2014-06-10 16:22:28

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Power Capital Partners LLC ("PCP" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that Douglas C.


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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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bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.