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Happy Birthday, Alessandro Volta!

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  1. DavidB

    DavidB Aug 2013 S85

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    From Wiki:

    Alessandro Giuseppe Antonio Anastasio Volta (18 February 1745 – 5 March 1827) was an Italian physicist credited with the invention of the first electrical battery, the Voltaic pile, which he invented in 1799 and the results of which he reported in 1800 in a two part letter to the President of the Royal Society.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alessandro_Volta

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    I, for one, am very grateful that the electric battery exists!
     
  2. AudubonB

    AudubonB Mild-mannered Moderator Lord Vetinari*

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    ...and on behalf of the last two centuries of electrical engineers, I am embarrassed that in 2015 we are no further ahead than Voltaic Pile 1.2
     
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    Happy Birthday Alessandro Volta

    Volta, the inventor of the battery, born this day 270 years ago.
    Happy happy.
    ~Larry
     
  5. woof

    woof Model S #P683 Blue 85 kWh

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    Yeah, but I blame the chemical engineers...what the heck have they been doing all this time?
     

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