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16 1896 the entire New York was lit up by the alternating current from Niagara Falls.
We are ultimately hoping to develop a device that, instead of delivering a painful, high-voltage shock when it detects a life-threatening arrhythmia, applies a more gentle alternating current for the right amount of time to stop the dangerous rhythm.
The growth of the Flexible Alternating Current Transmission System FACTS market is mainly driven by the growing demand in the markets of emerging economies in the Asia Pacific region.
His transformer could shift voltage and amperage, but only with alternating current and not with direct current.
electric power industry launched a nationwide survey in late 1990 to map fields associated with the alternating currents that power America's homes.
This research service focuses primarily on the growing Flexible Alternating Current Transmission Equipment (FACT) markets in Asia Pacific.
If an alternating current was sent through the vessel, the anode and cathode changed place many times a second, and there was a spurt of electrons each time the filament was a cathode but nothing when it was an anode.
In the Josephson effect, a direct voltagein a particular kind of superconducting junction will cause a stepwise alternating current to flow, and under certain conditions this current can generate a radio wave.
A car's alternator produces alternating current, the kind used in a home, but it is converted into direct current for storage in the car battery.
An alternating current crossing such a boundary should experience the effect of a resistance and a capacitance.

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