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Faraday, Edison and Tesla| Makers of the modern world

Tribute to the pioneers of the modern world.

Countries tend to put important people on their banknotes and the UK celebrating Michael Faraday is justified – as the father of electro-magnetism, inventor to the dynamo and electric motor. 293 more words

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Throw-Back Thursday: INTERACTING WITH NATURE

         The traditional positivistic picture of science is one that is derived from a traditional positivistic epistemology. The epistemology says that we have sense impressions, these sense impressions are momentary consciousness events that are always passive and are in a modality. 917 more words

Philosophy & The Finer Things

Michael Faraday

When Gladstone met Michael Faraday, he asked him whether his work on electricity (Electromagnetic Induction) would be of any use. 

“Yes, sir” remarked Faraday, “One day you will tax it.”

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Michael Faraday

Michael Faraday, around 1855.

A giant of science, particularly in the the fields of electromagnetism and electrochemistry, he had a very basic education, attending a day school where he learned to read, write and count, but he was able to read a lot of books that would not normally be available to him while he was an apprentice bookbinder. 57 more words

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June 30. Ether is superfluous: Faraday and Einstein

On this day in 1905 Albert Einstein’s paper, “On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies,” arrived at the editorial offices of the journal Annalen der Physik. The paper was published three months later, and the theory later became known as special relativity. 627 more words

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Remarkable Scientists: 1. Michael Faraday

Michael Faraday

I begin this series of articles featuring the giants of science with a man I have always admired, Michael Faraday. Faraday was different to many of the scientists of his time. 1,241 more words

Physics

The General's Daughter and Arlington Road

So I’m going through this big blue notebook that I have on my desk that’s stuffed with character profiles, fragments of stories, research on technology and locations for future stories, character names, scraps of ideas for stories I’ll most likely never live long enough to write.  1,466 more words

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