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An anniversary of an experiment that transformed the world

Two hundred years ago, the relationship between magnetism and electricity was not an established fact. It had been known that thunderbolts created certain magnetic effects, but there was no proof that magnetism and electricity were related, until 1820, when Hans … Continue reading

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George Green’s birthday

When one is asked to name prominent English scientists who forged our understanding of electricity and magnetism, the two giants that immediately pop to mind: Michael Faraday (1791– 1867), who established the basis for the concept of the electromagnetic field, … Continue reading

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Benjamin Franklin’s birthday

Benjamin Franklin Drawing Electricity from the Sky, picture by Benjamin West “If all printers were determined not to print anything till they were sure it would offend nobody, there would be very little printed.” Benjamion Franklin, Apology for Printers (1730).

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