The discovery of electromagnetic induction changed the world.
In 1831, Michael Faraday discovered that a changing magnetic field can produce electricity, this discovery could be used to create a machine to generate electric power.
Faraday’s discovery led to the invention of the dynamo, which is a type of electrical generator that produces an electric current from mechanical energy.
The dynamo became one of the first sources of commercial electrical power, and today it is still used in some remote locations where there is no access to an electric grid or other types of commercial power generation.
First Digital Clock
The first digital clock was is based on electromagnetic induction and was invented by British engineer Clive Sinclair in 1949.
The clock was called the Sinclair Digital Computer and it had a memory of just 1024 bytes.
The invention of the digital clock has made our lives much easier. It is now possible to tell time without having to ask someone or look at a physical clock in the room.
An enduring question in the field of timekeeping is how to best represent the passage of time.
The simplest answer is that we need to know how much time has passed since a reference point, such as noon. The current design for clocks and watches has been in place since the 17th century, but with new technology comes new possibilities.
We are seeing a shift in digital timekeeping as designers are looking at breaking away from traditional analog design and moving towards a more futuristic look with digital displays.
Right now, smartwatches are the next big thing, offering features that were one decade ago exclusive to a cellphone.