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Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla were two of the greatest energy inventors of all time. Some of their most significant contributions — from the battery and power plants to alternating current and the electric motor — came to light more than a century ago, and yet, they are still influencing how we use energy in our everyday lives.
That’s why we’re dedicating the entire week on Energy.gov to Edison and Tesla, exploring their lives, some of their inventions and how their breakthroughs are the basis for today’s clean energy technologies. As part of Edison vs. Tesla week, we are also hosting a Google+ Hangout to answer your questions about these two storied inventors.