isis unveiled: chapter v (one common origin)

"A long conversation has taken place between Boston and Cambridgeport by telegraph; "every word being distinctly heard and perfectly understood, and the modulations of voices being quite distinguishable", according to the official report.   The voice is seized upon, so to say, and held in form by a magnet, and sound-wave transmitted by electricity acting [...]

isis unveiled: chapter v (one common origin)

"Since we began to write this part of our book, an announcement has been made in a number of papers of the supposed discovery of a new force by Mr. Edison, the electrician, of Newark, New Jersey, which force seems to have little in common with electricity, or galvanism, except the principle of conductivity.   [...]

isis unveiled: chapter v (one common origin)

"Sir E. Bulwer-Lytton, in his Coming Race, describes it as the VRIL, used by the subterranean populations, and allowed his readers to take it for a fiction. "These people", he says, "consider that in the vril they had arrived at the unity in natural energetic agencies"; and proceeds to show that Faraday intimated them "under [...]