Geek Fact for August 29th


In 1831, English chemist Michael Faraday discovered electromagnetic induction using his induction ring.

Faraday succeeded in the “induction” or generation of electricity in a wire by means of the electromagnetic effect of a current in another wire. The induction ring was the first electric transformer.

Learn more at http://inventors.about.com/library/inventors/blfaraday.htm.

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