power station

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Recent Examples on the Web Housed in a former East Berlin power station, Berghain may be the world’s most hallowed techno club. National Geographic, "What did travel have to do with the fall of the Berlin Wall?," 9 Nov. 2019 To do that, the U.S. military wanted to rebuild an aging hydroelectric power station at the Kajaki Dam, about 100 miles north of Kandahar. Craig Whitlock, Anchorage Daily News, "Officials reveal how massive rebuilding projects in Afghanistan failed," 9 Dec. 2019 Absorbing a neutron causes an atom of 235U to split in two (the same process lies at the heart of nuclear power stations and uranium atom bombs). The Economist, "New ways to make molybdenum-99," 23 Nov. 2019 Indeed, determined to catch up with Edison, Westinghouse frequently offered to build new power stations below cost. National Geographic, "Edison and Tesla's cutthroat 'Current War' ushered in the electric age," 27 Sep. 2019 The passenger cars would have conveniences such as automatic on-board payment validation to supplement the platform ticket machines, more power stations for passengers, luggage racks and vinyl seats. San Diego Union-Tribune, "NCTD pushes to preserve funding for more Coaster locomotives," 23 Sep. 2019 Pieces of equipment weighing hundreds of tons — hulking sections of electric power stations and oil-processing units — arrive daily from factories in Italy, South Korea and Turkey. Stanley Reed, New York Times, "A Windswept Plain, a Sea of Oil and a Mountain of Money," 30 Aug. 2019 In a security video, the thieves can be seen entering the museum at 4:58 a.m. local time, shortly after a power outage—believed to be caused by arson at a power station, per Today—provided them with cover. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, ""Priceless" 18th Century Jewels Stolen from Dresden's Green Vault Museum," 26 Nov. 2019 Hundreds of central power stations were cropping up across America, each using different combinations of circuits and equipment. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "The “original disruptors” go head to head in The Current War: Director’s Cut," 25 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of power station

1887, in the meaning defined above

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11 Jan 2020

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“Power station.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/power%20station. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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