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The Evolution of Technology

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Larissa Zingg

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The Evolution of Technology
1600: The Term "electricity"
English scientist, William Gilbert first coined the term "electricity" from the Greek word for amber. Gilbert wrote about the electrification of many substances in his "De magnete, magneticisique corporibus". He also first used the terms electric force, magnetic pole, and electric attraction.
1747-52: Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin experiments with static charges in the air and theorized about the existence of an electrical fluid that could be composed of particles. William Watson discharged a Leyden jar through a circuit, that began the comprehension of current and circuit. Henry Cavendish started measuring the conductivity of different materials.
Benjamin Franklin invented the lightening rod - he demonstrated lightning was electricity.
1936: First computer
First freely programmable computer, Computer Z1, invented by Konrad Zuse.
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