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Can You Pay Your Way Out of Email Hell?

There’s no perfect way to manage massive quantities of emails, but everybody has their preferences. Some people are Gmail purists, who might be sad to know that the Google’s free supercharged email management app Inbox will stop working on April 2. Others are Outlook devotees, who probably get the app free through…Read more...
Tags: Google, Productivity, Science, Email, Outlook, Newton, Spark, Microsoft Outlook, Customer Support, Edison, Airmail, Airmail 3


Deadly 2017 wildfire found sparked by So. California Edison power lines

The devastating Thomas Fire that killed two people and destroyed more than 1,000 structures northwest of Los Angeles in December 2017 was sparked by power lines owned by Southern California Edison Co, fire officials said on Wednesday. An investigation of the fire's origins found that high winds blew Edison power lines into one another, creating an electrical arc that "deposited hot, burning or molten material" into dry vegetation on the ground, setting off the blaze, the Ventura County Fire Dep...
Tags: Science, California, Los Angeles, Edison, Ventura County Fire Department, Southern California Edison Co


Deadly Thomas fire of 2017 sparked by Southern California Edison power lines: fire department

The devastating Thomas Fire that killed two people and destroyed more than 1,000 structures northwest of Los Angeles in December 2017 was sparked by power lines owned by Southern California Edison Co, the Ventura County Fire Department said on Tuesday. An investigation of the fire's origins found that high winds blew Edison power lines into one another, creating an electrical arc that "deposited hot, burning or molten material" into dry vegetation on the ground, setting off the blaze, the depar...
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Deadly 2017 wildfire found sparked by Southern California Edison power lines

The devastating Thomas Fire that killed two people and destroyed more than 1,000 structures northwest of Los Angeles in December 2017 was sparked by power lines owned by Southern California Edison Co, the Ventura County Fire Department said on Wednesday. An investigation of the fire's origins found that high winds blew Edison power lines into one another, creating an electrical arc that "deposited hot, burning or molten material" into dry vegetation on the ground, setting off the blaze, the dep...
Tags: Science, Los Angeles, Southern California Edison, Northern California, Edison


How Thomas Edison Used a Fake Electric Chair Execution Film to Fight the Electricity War

You’ve probably heard about Thomas Edison’s infamous 1903 film where he electrocuted an elephant. It’s just as horrifying as you’d imagine. But fewer people know that this wasn’t actually Edison’s first electrocution film. Two years earlier, in 1901, he produced a film re-enacting a famous execution. Perversely, it…Read more...
Tags: Science, Capital punishment, Nikola Tesla, Executions, Thomas Edison, Edison, William McKinley, George Westinghouse, Leon Czolgosz, Death Week, Presidential Assassinations, Fake Electric Chair Execution Film


Thomas Edison Predicted Nobody Would Be Able to Make Phone Calls Across the Atlantic Ocean

Never say never. Thomas Edison was both a great inventor and an amusing prognosticator. But nobody, no matter how smart, knows the future. And that goes for Edison as well. Back in 1894, Edison predicted that transatlantic phone calls would be impossible. But his doubts would prove silly roughly 30 years later when…Read more...
Tags: Science, Inventions, Telephones, Predictions, Atlantic Ocean, Thomas Edison, Edison, Radio History, Humphrey Jennings, Telephone History, Transatlantic Phone Calls, First Transatlantic Phone Call


Optical Scanning Technology Lets Researchers Recover Lost Indigenous Languages from Old Wax Cylinder Recordings

In an 1878 North American Review description of his new invention, the phonograph, which transcribed sound on wax-covered metal cylinders, Thomas Edison suggested a number of possible uses: “Letter writing and all kinds of dictation without the aid of a stenographer,” “Phonographic books” for the blind, “the teaching of elocution,” and, of course, “Reproduction of music.” He did not, visionary though he was, conceive of one extraordinary use to which wax cylinders might be put—the recove...
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Benedict Cumberbatch Plays Thomas Edison in the New Trailer For The Current War

We’re all familiar with Nikola Tesla and his brilliant work helping to invent the electric technologies that we live with today. But did you know that there’s a guy named Thomas Edison who also helped invent some of that tech? If you didn’t, you should check out the new trailer for the upcoming movie, The Current War.Read more...
Tags: Science, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tesla, Nikola Tesla, Thomas Edison, Edison, George Westinghouse, The Current War


Enzinc and Navy working on 3D zinc electrode battery

Enzinc is working with the US Navy to develop a better and safer battery. The research aims to bring a safer, more affordable rechargeable battery to market for electric vehicles, ebikes, and home and grid energy storage.“This breakthrough in rechargeable battery technology means that zinc has the potential to displace lithium because it is a safer, more affordable, and more readily available material,” said President and CEO of EnZinc, Michael Burz. “Large battery-powered electronics from ele...
Tags: Energy, Science, Technology, Navy, Materials, Innovation, Batteries, US Navy, Office of Naval Research, Li, Edison, Rolison, Energy Blog, EnZinc Michael Burz, US Naval Research Lab


Disney Develops a Method for Wirelessly Powering an Entire Room

Free-roaming wireless power has been a dream of engineers since the days of Tesla and Edison waging their war of innovation but a number of technical hurdles have prevented it from becoming a reality. The folks at Disney Research have revealed that they’ve successfully built a method to provide full coverage of an…Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Tesla, Power, Charging, Disney Research, Edison, Wireless Dreams


Smart Underwater Imaging Aims to Save Endangered Marine Species

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego built an artificially intelligent camera technology, powered by an Intel Edison module, that could lead to autonomous monitoring systems for tracking endangered species. The world’s ocean ecosystems are in serious danger. Across the globe, warming ocean temperatures, ocean acidification, over-fishing, and habitat destruction are threatening countless marine species. Species such as the vaquita porpoise, the most critically-endangered marine ...
Tags: Science, Uncategorized, Research, Environmental, San Diego, Endangered Species, Iot, Council, University Of California, Underwater, Cayman Islands, University Of California San Diego, Cortez, Maker, Gulf Of California, San Luis Obispo


A lightbulb moment for the old-fashioned filament

Do you yearn for the soft, instant light of the incandescent bulb? Edison’s invention could be back – in an even more efficient form than energy-saving fluorescentsAs a metaphor, the “lightbulb moment” doesn’t work so well now that we have to wait five minutes for a low-energy bulb to get going. But a group of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have had a bit of a lightbulb moment. The fondly remembered, but extremely inefficient, old-fashioned tungsten bulb could soo...
Tags: Energy, Science, Technology, Environment, Life and style, Mit, Physics, Ethical and green living, Homes, Energy Efficiency, Energy research, Edison, Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT, Ognjen Ilic



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