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Light Matters: War of CurrentsVendor:Avnet | Type:Design GuideThis resource explains the battle between Thomas Edison, a major stakeholder of direct current (DC) power distribution and George Westinghouse, who believed that alternating current (AC) was a superior technology. Westinghouse's AC system which employed pairs of step down transformers, ultimately proved to be the best method for delivering electrical power over long distances. If the dominant artificial light source at that time had been high-brightness LEDs, it's possible Westinghouse would not have won so easily.
Inductosyn Analog to Digital I/D Quad Converter BoardVendor:Farrand Controls | Type:Product BriefAchieve high resolution position data...Interfaces to all standard machine tool controls. Standard resolution to 0.18 arc sec. or 5 pinches. Higher resolutions available. Field tested noise immunity, mounts in standard card rack. Many standard cycle divisions available.
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Festo's BionicKangaroo combines pneumatic and electrical drive technology, plus very precise controls and condition monitoring. Like a real kangaroo, the BionicKangaroo robot harvests the kinetic energy of each takeoff and immediately uses it to power the next jump.
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