Friday, July 10, 2009

Friday July 10, 2009

Filed under: General — m759 @ 7:59 AM
Light History

Michael Caine and Scarlett Johansson in 'The Prestige'

Before the Screwing

Google logo for July 10, 2009-- Nikola Tesla's birthday
“Very impressive, Herr Tesla,
but let’s not forget the
little man in the boat.”

Courtesy of Wired.com:
Jan. 29, 1895: Electrifying!

Charles Proteus Steinmetz was a pioneer multitasker, never without a notebook handy. He's working here in a canoe on the Mohawk River, around 1920.

Charles Proteus Steinmetz

1895: Charles Proteus Steinmetz receives a patent for a “system of distribution by alternating currents.” His engineering work makes it practical to build a widespread power grid for use in lighting and machinery alike.

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