Posts Tagged ‘electricity’

Life Of Nikola Tesla

Saturday, August 13th, 2011

Nikola Tesla was one of the great minds of the early electrical era but was ostracized by fellow scientists and died impoverished. Found at YouTube from jeremiahjw.

Storm Chaser Occupational Hazard: Great Bolts Of Lightning

Monday, June 13th, 2011

As if tornado chasing wasn’t dangerous enough, there’s bolts of lightning to worry about. Storm Chaser Reed Timmer talks about everything you’re not supposed to do in an electrical storm. Found at Discovery News.


Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

It takes a pound of coal just to keep your TV on for the evening. Found at YouTube from GOODMagazine.

Power From Thin Air

Sunday, July 11th, 2010

Wireless technology: It is already possible to send electricity without wires. Can devices be powered using ambient radiation from existing broadcasts? Found at The Economist.

Thomas Edison – Founder Of Capital Punishment

Saturday, July 21st, 2007

This is very cute: A short history of ‘s public relations campaign to scare the public into believing that ‘s rival power distribution system, alternating current, was more dangerous than Edison’s own, direct current.

Edison tried to demonstrate the "danger" of Westinghouse’s AC system by executing animals though electrocution. His employees publicly executed dogs and cats. Edison’s company even executed an elephant and filmed the electrocution. Edison’s company developed the and Edison promoted it to demonstrate the danger of alternating current.

This short animated history lesson is delivered to you by a cat: