Heroes of Progress, Pt. 29: Alessandro Volta
Introducing Alessandro Volta, who invented the world’s first electric battery. His "Voltaic pile" provided the first source of continuous electric current the world had ever seen. Through his discovery, Volta debunked the prevalent theory at the time that electricity was generated solely by living beings. Volta’s invention laid the groundwork for modern batteries. His work also helped to create the field of electrochemistry and electromagnetism.
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