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New Thermoelectronic Generator Converts Heat And Solar Energy Into Electricity
2013-12-03 16:09:29

American Institute of Physics Through a process known as thermionic conversion, heat energy -- such as light from the sun or heat from burned fossil fuels -- can be converted into electricity with very high efficiency. Because of its promise, researchers have been trying for more than half a century to develop a practical thermionic generator, with little luck. That luck may soon change, thanks to a new design -- dubbed a thermoelectronic generator -- described in AIP Publishing's Journal...

2013-12-02 23:01:17

Winning entry to be mass-produced as a Christmas ornament and given away as part of GE’s celebration of the first-ever “3D Printing Day”, December 3. Niskayuna, NY (PRWEB) December 02, 2013 GE Global Research, the technology development arm of the General Electric Company (NYSE: GE), today announced that a winner has been chosen in its Santa Sleigh 3D printing design contest/GRABCAD challenge, a first-time event bringing together the maker community for some holiday fun in advance...

2013-11-27 23:28:14

Brand Energy & Infrastructure Services is pleased to announce the acquisition of Gregg Industries, Inc. and affiliates. This strategic acquisition augments Brand’s network of scaffolding, insulation, abatement, coating, and other specialty industrial services expertise. Kennesaw, Georgia (PRWEB) November 27, 2013 Brand Energy & Infrastructure Services (Brand), a leading global provider of specialized services, announced today it completed the acquisition of multi-craft...

2013-11-27 23:26:38

Peter Stein of Energy Saving Solutions Selects McCusker & Company and Service USA to Provide ‘Lifetime’ Warranty Replacement Service Miami, FL (PRWEB) November 27, 2013 Energy Saving Solutions, a national supplier of energy-efficient LED and induction lighting technology to business and government, announced that their popular ‘Forever LED Light’ and induction lighting systems, an energy-efficient, long-lasting LED are now backed by on-site repair or replacement by...

2013-11-26 23:32:40

Littman Bros is beginning to prepare for the Energy Independence and Security Act’s final phase beginning January 1, 2014, which is probably the most modified phase we’ve seen since the energy policy began. Chicago, Ill. (PRWEB) November 26, 2013 According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 was signed into law on December 19, 2007, establishing energy management goals and requirements – Congress passed this to promote the use of more...

2013-11-25 23:28:25

Revolutionary Holographic Technology: Harnessing the Power of Light Tucson, AZ & Greenwich, CT (PRWEB) November 25, 2013 EcoLight Convergence LLC, with offices in Tucson, AZ and Greenwich, CT, introduces HoLoLit, the world's first LED-based lighting system to employ its unique holographic technology. The company's technical team is considered among the best in the world of optics and holograms. This revolutionary patent-pending breakthrough will forever alter the way we...

2013-11-19 23:20:29

Leading Independent Financing Company Will Structure Lease Financing Programs for LEDtronics, Inc. End Users throughout the United States Irvine, California (PRWEB) November 19, 2013 Balboa Capital, a top independent provider of small business loans and lighting equipment vendor financing, today announced that it has become a preferred financing resource for LEDtronics®, Incorporated, http://www.ledtronics.com, one of the leading suppliers of innovative LED lighting, LED lamps,...


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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snash
  • To talk saucily.
  • Insolent, opprobrious language; impertinent abuse.
This word is Scots in origin and probably imitative.