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The American 19th century entrepreneur Thomas Edison is perhaps most famous for his development of the incandescent light bulb, but few people likely know that part of his inspiration came from an obscure fellow inventor in Connecticut named William Wallace. Edison visited Wallace’s workshop on September 8, 1878, to check out the latter’s prototype “arc light” system. Edison was impressed, but he thought he could improve on the system, which used a steam-powered dynamo to produce an incredibly bright light—much too bright for household use, more akin to outdoor floodlights. The result was the gentle glow of the incandescent bulb.
In 1900, so the story goes, prominent physicist Lord Kelvin addressed the British Association for the Advancement of Science with these words: “There is nothing new to be discovered in physics now.” How wrong he was. The following century completely turned physics on its head. A huge number of theoretical and experimental discoveries have transformed …
Since the world of automotive and industrial transport is evolving towards a silent future through the use of alternative fuels and electrification, FPT Industrial has tackled this challenge by working with legendary electronic music pioneer and 3-time Oscar winner, Giorgio Moroder, to compose a new and original sound identity for its powertrains. The soundscape will be showcased at CES 2020 in Las Vegas.