Saturday, April 14, 2012
What in the World are they Doing?
First, we need to clear up who was in yesterday's picture. Right off the bat many of you recognized that it was Michael Faraday. He invented the Faraday Cage and electrical structure used to shield charge. For example, when you are inside your car, the metal skin of the car acts as a Faraday Cage. If your car is struck by lightening, the conductive skin of the car conducts the charge around the outside, and you remain safe inside. Faraday did much of the very early work on charged particles and electrostatic potential. This work formed the basis for practical use of electricity.
Now, we had so much fun last week trying to guess what was going on in the pictures, I have decided that this week we will extend the concept, and call it, "What in the World are they Doing Week". So, what are the men in the picture doing?