200 Years Ago, Faraday Invented the Electric Motor

For a self-taught scientist, Michael Faraday contributed a huge amount to the development of tools still used today. However, due to missteps in the publication of his findings after inventing the electric motor, he was barred from working in the field until the death of his former mentor Humphry Davy. After failing to acknowledge Davy, Faraday was accused of plagiarism; as a result, after being inducted into the Royal Society, he was only given busywork for a decade, leaving him – and the world – craving further invention. Read full article here


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