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Ben Franklin Gets a Charge Out of an Invention and Coins a Phrase

My poor battered brain must have been suffering from CDS (caffeine deficiency slump). In pondering the origins of the word “battery,” I short-circuited the discussion, completely skipping over the electric battery. So what does a cell that stores chemical energy … Continue reading

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The Battery Got Battered

Suddenly the joint swelled with patter, chatter and, jabber. The high school kids had arrived and were swilling their coffee-tinged white foam beverages. I was still ensconced in my office, long after consulting with “Batman,” burrowing in the bat etymologies. … Continue reading

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