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The Current War — Infographic

02 Jan

The Current War — Edison v. Tesla

Since the opening of 2013 brings to a close the life of the incandescent light bulb, I thought it appropriate that the first infographic of the new year help illustrate the contentious battle to bring not only the light bulb, but electricity as a whole into our homes.  At the turn of last century, a fierce battle was waged between rival scientists and inventors Thomas Edison and Nikolas Tesla over whose system or relaying current, direct and  alternating, respectively, would carry this new power forward. 

Original image via reddit.com and good.is
 
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Posted by on January 2, 2013 in Infographics

 

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