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2014-01-14 08:30:40

TEL AVIV, Israel, January 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Trendlines Group [http://trendlines.com ] announced today that during 2013, our portfolio companies raised ~$20 million. Among these companies were LapSpace [http://trendlines.com/lapspace-medical-completes-raise ], Leviticus Cardio [http://trendlines.com/leviticus-cardio-completes-nis-4-million-raise ] and MitrAssist [http://trendlines.com/mitrassist-completes-raise-1-million ]. As well, ApiFix...

2014-01-10 16:22:19

NEUHAUSEN, Switzerland, Jan. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tyco (NYSE: TYC) today announced in its definitive proxy statement that it has nominated Herman Bulls and Jürgen Tinggren for election to its Board of Directors at the company's Annual General Meeting on March 5, 2014. Mr. Bulls, 57, is Chairman of Jones Lang LaSalle's Public Institutions specialty practice, which he founded, and also serves as International Director of Global Markets for the company, focusing on client...

2014-01-07 12:27:00

CLEVELAND, January 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Simbionix USA Corporation, the world's leading provider of medical education and simulation training products, is pleased to announce that Mr. Esteban Zamora has joined the company as Latin and Central American Sales Manager. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120502/529202-a ) Mr. Zamora's experience in Sales and Marketing includes 12 years of working in Latin and Central America, developing new businesses,...

2014-01-07 12:22:27

WASHINGTON, Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ethical Electric, a renewable energy provider that connects consumers to 100% renewable energy in minutes with no change in their monthly payment routine, today announced $11 million in Series A funding confirmed on December 31, 2013. A syndicate of investors led by entrepreneur and impact investor Matthew Palevsky leads this funding round. Matthew's decade-long experience building large-scale, progressive campaigns to shift behavior makes...

2014-01-06 23:26:04

Early this year, Poly2Petro’s Chief Executive Officer Steven Miles has announced the commencement regarding the company’s expansion and vision towards providing a cleaner greener environment through the process of diminishing plastic waste and producing valuable, cost efficient renewable fuels. Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) January 06, 2014 The USA based start-up Poly2Petro LLC., one of the exclusive proprietors of the revolutionary plastic-to-fuel conversion technology, proudly announces...

Light Bulb Ban
2014-01-01 11:45:15

[ Watch the Video: Lights Out For The Incandescent Light Bulb ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Lighting homes since the 1800s, the incandescent light bulb can no longer legally be made in the United States starting today. In 2007 President George W. Bush signed a bill passed by Congress banning the iconic light source. The law was drafted on the grounds that it is not energy efficient enough. Last year, 75- and 100-watt incandescent bulbs were phased out, and 2014...

2013-12-10 23:00:35

Nokero International, Ltd. announced a ramp up of production to an average of 10,000 N200 solar light bulbs each day. Denver, CO (PRWEB) December 10, 2013 Due to increasing demand for Nokero International, Ltd. products, they announced a ramp up of production to an average of 10,000 solar light bulbs each day through its Chinese manufacturers. Many of the lights have been sent to the Philippines to fulfill recent humanitarian and disaster relief efforts after the typhoon, and a large...


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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