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George Westinghouse was an amazing American who changed the world. He invented the air brake for trains. Until this invention, only locomotives had brakes and thousands died annually in train wrecks. Every train in the world today still uses his system. In addition, the AC power used all over the world was pioneered by Westinghouse. Edison wanted to use DC power because he could make more money but Nikolai Tesla convinced Westinghouse that AC was better . His impact on the world was huge.

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http://www.ewao.com/a/1-11-nikola-tesla-quotes-that-will-make-you-rethink-everything

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Nikola Tesla and George Westinghouse - With the big money supporting DC currents (Edison Electric, J.P. Morgan, Thomson-Houston Company - through a merger into G.E. General Electric), Pittsburgh magnate George Westinghouse stood by Tesla's AC current, because as an inventor himself, he knew that the technology was superior, and felt that it would eventually win the war of the currents. Tesla, amazingly, would later give up his $2.50 per horsepower of electrical capacity sold that he was due.

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Review of a fantastic historical fiction novel about Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse! #books #bookreviews #historicalfiction

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Hail Nikola Tesla... - Cheezburger

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George Westinghouse - an inventor that has influenced the course of progress in the USA and a genuinely nice human being.

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Who Made America? | Innovators | George Westinghouse, Jr. was born October 6, 1846 (died in 1914) famous for his work re alternating current... (AC vs DC) and more.

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