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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Monument seen at the Niagara. Nikola Tesla and George Westinghouse built the first hydro-electric power plant in Niagara Falls and started the electrification of the world.

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George Westinghouse - Wikipedia

George Westinghouse - Wikipedia

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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George Westinghouse-Edison got most of the credit, it’s hard to argue that Westinghouse’s contributions were almost as great as Edison’s. Certainly it was his electrical system, which used alternating current based (a result of the work of Nikola Tesla, by the way), that ultimately prevailed over Edison’s insistence on direct current and paved the way for the modern power grid. Westinghouse invented the railway air brake, which did much to improve the safety of the American railway system.

George Westinghouse - Founder of the Westinghouse Electric Company in 1866, Westinghouse was a well-known inventor and engineer of his time. He was awarded an astonishing number of patents over the course of his life. Before this success, he enlisted in the military as a teenager and served in two branches over a three-year period

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