Toyota Alessandro Volta Concept, 2004. Designed by Italdesign-Giugiaro featuring the Lexus RX400h’s hybrid powertrain, combined with a carbon fibre chassis. The car takes its name from the Italian scientist who invented the battery. Its hybrid powetrain is mid-mounted with front wheels powered by a second electric motor, providing 4-wheel traction without the need for a transmission tunnel. Thus the vehicle’s flat floor permitted Italdesign to house three passengers seated abreast, the steering wheel and pedal-box were movable so the driver could be seated left, centre or right 

4 Main Eras In Electrical Development

1. 1780-1831 Luigi Galvani and Alessandro Volta: The discovery and exploitation of the Galvanic Current.

2. 1831 Michael Faraday: Period of induction. 

3. 1868  Werner von Siemens , Henry Wilde, Antonio Pacinotti and Zénobe Gramme: Direct current machines.

4. 1887 Nikola Tesla: Three-phase technology.



1. Electricity: noting or pertaining to electricity or electric currents, especially when produced by chemical action, as in a cell; galvanic; pertaining to, derived from, produced by, or involving electricity.

2. electrifying; thrilling; exciting; stirring.

3. (initial capital letter) of or pertaining to Alessandro Volta, an Italian physicist known for the invention of the battery in the 1800s.

Etymology: derived from Alessandro Volta.

[Budi Satria Kwan]

Mi manca già il senso di pace di questi giorni, alzarmi dal letto matrimoniale e sbattere sempre la testa alla mensola dei libri a cui non ero abituata, anche se un po’ quella casa la sentivo già mia. Mi manca arrabbiarmi con Paola che si rifiutava di mangiare la stracciatella pugliese perché per lei esisteva solo il gelato, mi mancano gli abbracci e i dispetti con Alessandro che ogni volta sembravamo due bambini di cinque anni, mi manca la sera in cui eravamo ubriache in bagno e Martina mi ha raccontato uno dei suoi più tristi segreti, mi manca la vita di Ilaria e la sua spensieratezza.

Another 5 Random Facts about Italy

* The name of the electric measurement of “Volt” comes from Alessandro Volta who invented the first battery in 1779. Other Italian contributions to science include the barometer, nitroglycerin, and wireless telegraphy. Enrico Fermi, inventor of the nuclear reactor, was an Italian.

* Besides Julius Caesar, Shakespeare also set these plays in Italy (entirely or partially): Romeo and Juliet, Othello, The Merchant of Venice, Antony and Cleopatra, Coriolanus, Cymbeline, Much Ado About Nothing, Othello, The Taming of the Shrew, Titus Andronicus, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Winter’s Tale.

* Italy is slightly larger than the US state of Arizona.

* Italy has the most hotel rooms of any European nation as it gets so many tourists.

* The Bubonic Plague killed 1/3 of the Italian population in the 14th century.

L'amore è quell'attimo che non aspetta nemmeno un secondo che rincorre il minuto anche sessanta volte fino a che non arrivo all'ora di vederti.
L'amore è quel nodo di argento vivo che lega gli occhi al cuore indissolubilmente, tutto quello che vedrà il cuore si guarderà dagli occhi e tutto quello che si guarderà dagli occhi si vedrà dal cuore.
E ore che so tutte queste cose proteggimi,difendimi,voglio fidarmi di te, ancora una volta….. AMORE.
—  Alessandro Siani (Il principe abusivo)
Ch 117 review: battery

I dare say this is a voltaic pile. It’s probably providing power to the electric lights over the beds, and to the centrifuges.

The voltaic pile was the first electrical battery that could continuously provide an electric current to a circuit. It was invented by Alessandro Volta, who published his experiments in 1800. […] The entire 19th century electrical industry was powered by batteries related to Volta’s (e.g. the Daniell cell and Grove cell) until the advent of the dynamo (the electrical generator) in the 1870s.

Volta’s invention built on Luigi Galvani’s 1780s discovery of how a circuit of two metals and a frog’s leg can cause the frog’s leg to respond. Volta demonstrated in 1794 that when two metals and brine-soaked cloth or cardboard are arranged in a circuit they produce an electric current. In 1800, Volta stacked several pairs of alternating copper (or silver) and zincdiscs (electrodes) separated by cloth or cardboard soaked in brine(electrolyte) to increase the electrolyte conductivity. When the top and bottom contacts were connected by a wire, an electric current flowed through the voltaic pile and the connecting wire.

source: wikipedia

Today, Google honours Alessandro Volta, an Italian physicist and chemist known to the world as the inventor of the first electrical battery! This doodle was done by Mark Holmes for Volta’s 270th birthday. Volta’s breakthrough came in 1799 when he took two different metals, zinc and silver, and experimented with placing them together. A zinc disc was put down, then a silver disc, and finally a disc of damp cardboard. This was repeated several times to create a pile of discs. Volta’s electrical pile was the first device that was able to produce a reasonably consistent source of electricity. Read more about the discovery, including the famous frog story, and the doodle here

anonymous asked:

It was actually Nikola Tesla who improved the light bulb, Tesla was working for Edison so Edison put his name on it, it wasn't him.

I’m sorry, but you are only half correct.

While you are correct that Edison did not invent light bulbs (mentioned at the 16 second mark of the video), if you had watched up to the 27 second mark you might have noticed that they discuss the other inventors who had been working on the light bulb for at least 78 years before Edison. Notably Humphry Davy, Alessandro Volta, and Joseph Swan, not Nikola Tesla who was born after Davy and Volta had died and Swan had already made his light bulbs.