The comparison between AC power and DC power can be boiled down to another historic rivalry: Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla. Edison is the inventor supporting DC (direct current) power while Tesla is the engineer behind AC (alternating current) power.
Did you know DC (direct current) power was invented by Thomas Edison, and DC power was used in homes in the U.S. in the late 1800s? Much like AC (alternating current) today, DC power “was king” among consumers in 1887, according to sources, and there were 121 Edison power stations delivering DC electricity to customers across the nation back then.
In February 2014, the Federal government announced that a $6.5 billion loan would be given toward the construction of a nuclear power plant in Waynesboro, Georgia, marking the first time since 1996 that new nuclear reactors would be built.
This news was received with mixed reviews, as nuclear power is a controversial issue since Japanâ€™s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear meltdown following the countryâ€™s devastating earthquake and tsunami. Since then, nuclear power has raised more concerns than before.
Steel is a major part of most people’s everyday lives in the United States. Perhaps the name most often associated with steel is Andrew Carnegie for those who live in the “Steel City” of Pittsburgh. And if you are anywhere near Pittsburgh, Steeler football is not far away.