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2014-05-01 08:22:34

Edison Awards Program Recognizes Success and Contribution to Innovative Services SEATTLE, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

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

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.

2014-04-28 12:35:43

NEW YORK, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research, "Industrial and Commercial LED Lighting (Industrial,

2014-04-25 23:07:24

First National Capital Corporation (FNCC), a full-service commercial equipment and aviation finance provider, has announced that they have funded a 2013 Falcon 2000S for a fortune 500 company

2014-04-22 20:21:01

$615 Million facility will use local natural gas to produce electricity MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A natural gas combined-cycle power plant with a nameplate

2014-04-17 23:06:26

Industrial lighting specialist Larson Electronics reveals their newly designed work area LED string lights.

2014-04-15 16:30:41

NEUHAUSEN, Switzerland, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tyco (NYSE: TYC) today announced that it has joined the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC), the nonprofit organization launched last

2014-03-25 08:35:33

Filion to architect HOSTING's national growth strategies with new and existing customers DENVER, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HOSTING, a leading provider of managed cloud and database

2014-03-20 23:26:12

HIPOWER SYSTEMS, a manufacturer of power-generation and power distribution equipment in the U.S. and Canada, today announced that Total Energy Solutions Co.


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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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Word of the Day
obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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