Electricity

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  • William Gilbert

    English Scientist William Gilbert made a study on electricity and magnetism, distinguishing the lodestone effect from the static electricity created by rubbing amber. Used the Latin word "electricus" or "like amber" to describe the force.
  • English word "Electricity"

    English words "electric" and "electricity" made their first appearances in Thomas Browne's Pseudodoxia Epidemica,
  • Benjamin Franklin

    Benjamin Franklin
    Benjamin Franklin is said to have attached a metal key to a kite string in a thunderstorm and saw sparks jumping from the key to his hand, confirming that lightning was an electrical force.
  • Luigi Galvani

    Luigi Galvani published his study on bioelectricity, saying that electricity passes through nerve cells.
  • Alessandro Volta's Battery

    Alessandro Volta created a battery out of zinc and copper.
  • Telegraph

    Smauel Soemmering created the first telegraph.
  • Electric Motor

    Electric Motor invented by Michael Faraday.
  • Georg Ohm

    Georg Ohm mathematically analyzed the electrical circuit.
  • Tesla Coil

    Tesla Coil
    Tesla Coil created by Nikola Tesla.
  • First Video Game

    Cathose Ray Tube Amusement Device patented by Thomas T. Goldsmith Jr. and Estle Ray Mann.
  • Paralysis Reversed by Electricity

    Rob Summers was implanted with an electronic stimulation device which allowed him to stand independently after being paralyzed.
  • 3 Million Electric Cars

    3 Million Electric Cars
    IDC Energy Insights predicts there will be 3 Million electric cars on the road by 2015.