Although mankind started utilizing electricity in the 19th century, its discovery dates back thousands of years; the Ancient Greeks first discovered static electricity around 600 B.C. However, it's from the 17th century ... More » Science Physics Electricity

One fact about electricity is that it travels at the speed of light, which measures approximately 186,000 miles per second. Despite popular belief, Benjamin Franklin did not discover electricity. He simply proved lightni... More » Science Physics Electricity

Some fun electricity facts for kids are electricity travels at the speed of light, it always tries to find the easiest path to ground and it can be produced from wind, water, the sun and even animal feces. Also, two like... More »

The history of clocks includes timekeeping and sundials established thousands of years ago by ancient civilizations, water clocks in the second century B.C. and the tower clock in the 11th century A.D. Europeans built th... More »

Wind turbines have been employed by humans for various purposes for thousands of years, but the technology of today, used for generating electricity, is much more complicated than windmills. Wind turbines produce power w... More » Science Environmental Science Sustainability

Although knowledge about the existence of electricity existed as early as 600 B.C., it was not until 1600 that William Gilbert published "De magnete, Magneticisique Corporibus," or "On the Magnet" and coined the term "el... More » Science Physics Electricity

In the early 20th century, Tesla coils provided high frequency and high voltage electricity for radio transmission, X-ray machines, electro-therapy and early particle accelerators. Other electrical generation methods hav... More »