Thomas edison

01.19.14
Tesla's toy boat: A drone before its time
01.19.14

Tesla's toy boat: A drone before its time

Welcome to Time Machines, where we offer up a selection of mechanical oddities, milestone gadgets an...

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10.25.12
Auto-tune this! Research team restores 134 year-old audio recording (update: audio links)
10.25.12

Auto-tune this! Research team restores 134 year-old audio recording (update: audio links)

A Berkeley Lab research team in California has successfully restored a 134 year-old audio recordin...

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06.28.12
Ubiquitous nanotubes could reboot Edison-era nickel-iron battery technology
06.28.12

Ubiquitous nanotubes could reboot Edison-era nickel-iron battery technology

Back in the 1920s, Thomas Edison's dream of an electric automobile was ultimately foiled by those m...

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06.20.10
GE's early 20th century pallophotophone recorder decoded, Thomas Edison speech uncovered
06.20.10

GE's early 20th century pallophotophone recorder decoded, Thomas Edison speech uncovered

In 1922, General Electric developed a machine for recording audio called the pallophotophone, which...

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