(Born 1929 and died in 1998)
Meredith Gourdine was born in New Jersey, USA, in 1929. In 1952 he won an Olympic Silver Medal in the long jump. In the early 6os, he raised money to set up his own company, Gourdine Systems. His aim was to make practical, a new way of getting high voltage electricity from a low voltage source – gas. He and the others in his engineering company believe there are many practical uses for this technology. Using this method he has invented new ways of paint-spraying, printing, pollution control, making sea water drinkable by taking the salt out of it, supplying cheap power for heat and light in homes and generators for power stations.
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