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73,674. Fact: The US government has pulled invention patents of anyone with a free energy invention. The inventors usually end up imprisoned. Fact: If you thought wireless technology was new, in the early 1900s Nikola Tesla revolutionised the electric industry by inventing a working wireless power plant, but after government intervention the public model never materialised. (Energy & Electricity) Illuminati – NWO, nightfallproject
4,390. The birth of the electric world – light-bulbs, television, air conditioning, computers, every aspect of human life transformed. (Humanity & Electricity) Mankind: The Story of All of Us IX: Pioneers
5,802. The scientific entertainment of the day was electricity. (Evolution & Electricity & Humanity) Jacob Bronowski, The Ascent of Man 8/13: The Drive For Power, BBC 1973
28,864. An invention caught Morgan’s eye – the light-bulb. (United States of America & Banks & Electricity) The Men Who Built America V: A New Rival Emerges, History 2012
28,865. Tesla was working with a new form of electricity known as Alternating Current. (United States of America & Electricity) ibid.
28,866. Funding Edison was a huge risk for Morgan. (United States of America & Electricity & Banks) ibid.
28,867. The inventor Nikola Tesla was inventing a new way to transmit electricity, and his technology was threatening to destroy everything J P Morgan and Thomas Edison had built. (United States of America & Electricity & Invention) The Men Who Built America VI: Owning It All
28,868. A battle had broken out pitching J P Morgan and Thomas Edison against George Westinghouse and Nikola Tesla in a fight for control of the world’s largest power plant – at Niagara Falls. (United States of America & Electricity) ibid.
28,869. [J P] Morgan ... was going to streamline the company, and his first step was to get rid of Thomas Edison. (United States of America & Electricity) ibid.
28,870. Morgan’s new company – General Electric – immediately became one the most powerful corporations in the world. (United States of America & Electricity) ibid.
30,456. Electricity will change Britain for ever. (Great Britain & England & Electricity) The British VI: Tale of Two Cities, Sky Atlantic 2012
48,064. But electricity didn’t make steam redundant. The thing that made possible the mass supply of electricity was steam. (Steam & Engineering & Industrial Revolution & England & Great Britain & Electricity) Fred Dibnah’s Age of Steam: Steam and the Modern Age, BBC 2003
48,126. Electrification required miles and miles of costly overhead lines; diesel power was more straightforward. (Steam & Engineering & Railways & Electricity) Time Shift: The Last Days of Steam BBC 2011
48,265. In 1996 electric cars began to appear on roads all over California. They were quiet and fast, produced no exhaust and ran without gasoline. Ten years later these futuristic cars were almost entirely gone. What happened? (Car & Electricity) Who Killed the Electric Car? 2006, director Chris Paine, narrator Martin Sheen
48,266. This wasn’t the first time the electric car was killed. One hundred years ago there were more electrics on the road then there were gas cars. (Car & Electricity) ibid.
48,267. The Impact Prototype became the EV1 – the first modern electric production car from a major US car company in nearly a century. (Car & Electricity) ibid.
48,268. Oil companies also paid for editorials in national publications. (Car & Electricity & Oil) ibid.
48,269. GM quietly closed its EV1 assembly line. (Car & Electricity) ibid.
48,270. The car makers found a powerful new ally – the federal Government. (Car & Electricity) ibid.
48,271. While hydrogen fuel cells offered an exciting alternative some time in the future, what would happen to the technology of today? What would happen to the electric car? (Car & Electricity) ibid.
48,272. California killed its electric car mandate – 24th April 2003. (Car & Electricity) ibid.
48,273. Drivers held protests to save the electric car. (Car & Electricity) ibid.
48,274. After the discovery of the crushed EV1s in Arizona, electric car drivers took action. (Car & Electricity) ibid.
48,275. A better battery already existed. (Car & Electricity & Battery) ibid.
48,276. Even as car companies made electric cars they fought them at every step ... Why would car companies campaign so hard against their own creation? (Car & Electricity) ibid.
48,277. A fuel cell car powered by hydrogen made with electricity uses three to four times more energy than a car powered by batteries. (Car & Electricity & Battery) ibid.
48,281. Yeah, well I think anyone who likes fast cars will love the Tesla. And it has fantastic handling by the way. I mean this car will crush a Porsche on the track, just crush it. So if you like fast cars, you’ll love this car. And then oh, by the way, it happens to be electric and it’s twice the efficiency of a Prius. (Cars & Electricity) Elon Musk
48,664. Compared to coal, which generates almost half the electricity in the United States, natural gas is indeed a cleaner, less polluting fuel. But compared to, say, solar, it’s filthy. And of course there is nothing renewable about natural gas. (Fuel & Energy & Gas & Electricity) Jeff Goodell
48,798. We must all use less electricity. Edward Heath
48,813. As prime minister I want to speak to you simply [sic] and plainly about the grave emergency now facing our country. In the House of Commons this afternoon I announced more severe restrictions on the use of electricity. We are limiting the use of electricity to three days a week. Edward Heath, televised address November 1973
48,800. Why, sir, there is every possibility that you will soon be able to tax it! Michael Faraday 1791-1867 to Gladstone
48,804. Much of the power grid could be down for three months and perhaps much longer. The Universe s5e7: Total Eclipse
48,805. Electric fields are generated by moving current. And the Earth is one big moving current. The Earth spins and the interior of the Earth is molten, liquid. (Electricity & Earth & Electromagnetism) Professor Laura Danly, Griffith Observatory
48,806. Her own mother lived the latter years of her life in the horrible suspicion that electricity was dripping invisibly all over the house. James Thurber, My Life and Hard Times 1933
79,278. He was complex and contradictory. A brilliant inventor and a bumbling businessman ... An extraordinary men who revolutionised modern living: Thomas Edison. (Light & Invention & Electricity) Horizon: The Wizard Who Spat on the Floor, BBC 1972
79,279. Edison foresaw an age when his inventions would be mass produced. (Light & Invention & Electricity) ibid.
79,280. In 1875 for example he discovered a previously unknown electrical phenomenon which he called Etheric Force. He stumbled across it accidentally ... Edison had discovered the foundations of wireless electricity. (Light & Invention & Electricity) ibid.
79,281. Edison tried a great variety of substances against the membrane of the transmitter. Drops of water. Sponge. Paper. Felt. Some two thousand chemicals ... He scraped off the carbon, pressed it into a little cake and he tried it. It proved to be the perfect transmitter of electricity impulses to the membrane. (Light & Invention & Electricity) ibid.
48,814. In an unparalleled eight years of invention between 1890 and 1898 Tesla left alternating current right behind. For him it was accomplished, of no further interest. He opened a new door labelled high frequency. And he changed the world a second, a third and a fourth time. Horizon: The Mysterious Mr Tesla , BBC 1982
48,815. In 1893 – that’s two years before Marconi – Tesla demonstrated wireless. ibid.
48,816. He was the first to suggest that high frequency current could be applied to medicine. ibid.
48,817. Tesla is merely remembered today for the wrong reasons. For the things he didn’t do. ibid.
80,597. The discovery of super-conductivity ... They behave normally at room temperature, but when they are made very cold their properties change: at temperatures lower than minus 140 degrees Celsius they emit a powerful magnetic force, and they also conduct electricity almost perfectly. Scientists were convinced that they were on the brink of a great leap for progress. (Material & Electricity) Stuff: A Horizon Guide to Materials, BBC 2012
80,598. Conventional cables lose around 10% of the electricity they carry because of resistance. (Material & Electricity)
48,809. A holy man in northern India touches live electric wires every day – for kicks. Sadhu Mangal Das, aka Current Baba, touches a naked wire at least three times a day. Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! 2006