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2009-04-23 12:34:28

Granville T. Woods was an African American inventor. He was born in Columbus, Ohio on April 23, 1856 and died in New York on January 30, 1910. Woods devoted his life to discovering new ways of improving an array of things specific to the railroad industry. More than a dozen devices to improve electric railway cars were invented by Woods, as well as many more for controlling the flow of electricity. One of his most notable inventions was a system for advising the train engineer of how close...

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ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.