Ben Franklin did not invent electricity, but he did gain some understanding about it that people previously did not know. His initial hypothesis was that it contained a common element, which he dubbed as electric fire. More »

Benjamin Franklin’s most important find was that all electrical capacities are not equivalent. Instead, they retain one of two opposite charges, which has become the basis for the "plus" and "minus" terminology that is s... More »

Ben Franklin had many hobbies, including swimming, reading and conducting scientific experiments. His fascination with electricity led to his invention of the lightning rod, which proved to be a great safety device that ... More »

In 1753, Ben Franklin won the Copley Medal awarded by the Royal Society of London. The same year, he was also awarded honorary doctorate degrees from a number of prestigious universities, including Yale University in New... More »

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Benjamin Franklin’s most important find was that all electrical capacities are not equivalent. Instead, they retain one of two opposite charges, which has become the basis for the "plus" and "minus" terminology that is s... More »

Benjamin Franklin invented bifocals in 1784. As announced in a letter to a friend, he called the new invention "double spectacles." The glasses allowed a person to see far or near, depending on what part of the lens they... More »