Thomas Edison Research Paper

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Trevor Demmer Horst English 2B 23 January 2018 Thomas Edison Ever wonder what life would be like without lights? Thanks to Thomas Edison, we can now all enjoy a nice steak supper in the light. Without Edison, life would be much more complicated. Many web pages say he was always inventing for the necessity. Thomas impacted modern day technology by establishing a framework for technology. Thomas Alva Edison is one of America's most famous inventors. He was born February 11 1847, in Milan, Ohio, U.S and died October 18, 1931, in West Orange, New Jersey (Britannica). He was always hard at work, trying to find ways to make life easier for families and businesses (Dolan 5). He began his career in 1863 when virtually the only source…show more content…
One of the biggest problems Edison and his employees faced was finding a filament that allowed the bulb to glow without breaking (Dolan 6). He overcame this obstacle in 1880 with the carbonized bamboo fiber allowing the bulb to glow bright without breaking. Another major accident occurred during Edison's usual laboratory routine when his workers put too much current through a motor causing some discs they were experimenting with to fly around (Dolan 46). Luckily, as a result, no one was hurt. Because of the obstacles he worked hard to overcome, he impacted modern day…show more content…
He was the force behind such innovations as the phonograph, the incandescent light bulb and one of the earliest motion picture cameras (History.com). There are many devices in our world today that have these components and could be traced back Edison. If you look at your cell phone, it's got a light, recorded music from devices like the phonograph, and images on it (Britannica). Without Thomas Edison, we wouldn’t have the same technology that we have today. Thomas Edison impacted modern day technology by establishing a framework for technology. Scientists have modernized his technology by making his inventions more environmental friendly. The lightbulb is still existent today but has been upgraded to LED which is cheaper and more energy efficient. The next time you and your family sit down to eat a nice steak supper, thank Thomas Edison for the bright
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