Tag: power

What’s The Best Battery For My Project?

"The Matrix is a computer-generated dream world built to keep us under control in order to change a human being into this." The Matrix (1999) While we are still a long way from rogue artificial intelligence enslaving the human race (at least I hope we are), the necessity for batteries remains largely the same. Batteries power most things in our lives. Phones, watches, cars, tools- all of these things are powered in some part by batteries. Naturally, with so many different devices and applications, there must be many different types of batteries as well. So how do we go about deciding which kind is right…

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August 26, 1895: Niagara Falls Produces Alternating Current

Today in 1895, the hydroelectric generators at Niagara Falls were turned on for the first time. Previously the falls were able to produce some direct current for the surrounding area. Westinghouse Electric began constructing a system to generate alternating current in 1893. They produced the Adams Power Plant Transformer House, which is now a historical landmark.

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