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Google marks Volta's birth anniversary with a doodle

Abhishek Law Kolkata | Updated on January 24, 2018

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Google on Wednesday celebrated the 270th birth anniversary of Alessandro Volta - inventor of battery - with a doodle on its homepage.

A simple click on doodle leads to the battery lighting up and the various letters of the word Google appear on it.

Born in 1745 in Como, Italy, Volta became a professor of physics in 1774 at Como’s Royal School.

Volta believed that metals could produce current and developed the first battery or 'voltaic pile', a series of copper and zinc strips in salt water that gave off an electric current.

It was his interest in electricity that led to the development of eletrophorus, a device that generates static electricity.

It was in Volta's honour and keeping in mind his contribution to electrical science that the unit of measuring electrical potential was named as "volt".

Published on February 18, 2015

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