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  • The Extraordinary Life: Nikola Tesla

    Nikola Tesla was an innovative intellectual of the Gilded Age whose ideas were far ahead of his time. The modern world would be nothing like it is today without Tesla’s insights. He revolutionized the scientific community and the world’s knowledge of electric current, but there were plenty of other interesting facets of his life and career. He was much more than an engineer, and unfortunately, many of his peers underestimated him on account of his quirkiness and battle with mental illness.…

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  • Technological Advances Research Paper

    The definition of the word technology is “the use of science in industry, engineering, etc., to invent useful things or to solve problems”. Throughout history, there have been many technological advances. They were created to make people’s lives easier or, as the definition states, to solve problems. I am going to describe the most important technological advances made in the pre-modern and modern eras (1450-present). I will also explain how technological advances changed society for better or…

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  • The General Electric Company

    General Electric Company is the world’s global digital industrial company that introduces software-defined machines to create solutions in the industry1. They have been a Fortune 500 company for 21 years2. GE is listed on the NYSE (New York Stock Exchange) in the United States, and many others for non-U.S. exchanges3. Over the years they have broadened their technologies and services into eight different industrial operating segments and one financial services operating segment4. Industrial…

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  • The History Of GE

    The history of GE starts by Thomas Edison in 1878, in early they focus on distribution, generation and electric power and in 1978 GE diversified in to aircraft engines, diesel locomotives and medical system.GE was undergoing change in 1930 they welcome opportunities and agile to be change. Reg johns: Become CEO in 1973 and selected to be CEO of GE 3 times by his peers. GE become benchmark for companies due to his SBU structure units and sophisticated planning process. John was unable to…

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  • Nikola Tesla's Definition Of Greatness

    acknowledge Thomas Edison. (Krystek, 2015) But just as influential to the process, possibly even more so then Edison, was Nikola Tesla, who’s impact on contemporary society is extensive far beyond the Lamp. Tesla moved to the United States in 1884, at the age of 28, and by 1887 had filed for a number of patents that included everything vital to produce electricity using alternating current. At “the end of the 19th century it was a war of currents -- with Tesla acting as one general and Edison…

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  • The Day I Take The Ged Test

    There were so many people that day to take the GED test. We all appeared nervous. The nice woman who signed me in, stood up front. She explained all the rules: no talking, no cheating, and no restroom breaks till you have finished the test. Before taking my seat I grabbed ear plugs took a drink from my water bottle and headed toward a seat up front. I was feeling a little discouraged and nervous. I was taking the GED test to pursue more goals in my life and further my education. This was…

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  • Tesla's Ethical Adbs: A Case Study

    While Tesla was a visionary leader capable of inspiring and leading change, his divergent ethics while in the pursuit of change painted another picture of the wizard. According to Seifer (1998), with the help of investors he gained due to success at the World Fair, he was able to fund the construction of a wireless telegraph system. However, while in construction, another inventor in Europe stole his patented ideas and successfully created his own system for which Tesla filed suit and lost.…

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  • Electrical Engineering Research Paper

    There are over forty varieties of engineering offered at the University level. Engineers have influenced everyday life through different discoveries and inventions. One of these inventions was the light bulb invented by Thomas Edison who is credited with being one of the world’s first electrical engineers. Electrical engineering requires a vast array of skills and talents, but offers numerous opportunities for employment along with several perks such as traveling and the knowledge to solve…

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  • Thomas Edison: Robber Baron Or Captain Of Industry

    1. Name of the Industrialist Thomas Edison 2. He did acquire his wealth? He acquire his wealth through selling newspaper, it was his first start that made him succeed in life later. The Universal stock printer company rewarded him $40,000 because of his impress full work of inventing stock ticker’s. After that, Edison decided to leave his job and concentrated on inventing. Also, in early 1870s, “he acquired a reputation as a first-rate inventor”. 3. How he (or his related industries) treated…

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  • Analysis Of 'The Ghost Boy And This Railroad Changed America'

    “Thousands of workers from China helped build America’s Transcontinental Railroad” (Lewis). Kenneth Oppel and Kristin Lewis are both authors of two great stories with different aspects of America’s Transcontinental Railroad. Kenneth Oppel is the author of “The Ghost Boy”, a story about a fourteen year old boy named Luke is traveling on a train with his father. He happens to stumble upon a ghost; a victim to the making of the Transcontinental Railroad. Kristen Lewis is the author of an…

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