Monday, 28 July 2014

Accounts of the death of Professor Richmann in 1753, whilst studying atmospheric electricity

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On August 6, 1753, Professor Georg Richmann of St. Petersburg, and a colleague, M. Sokolaw, were observing the fluctuations in an "electrical needle," whilst a thunderstorm approached. A wire from the top of his house led atmospheric electricity to Richmann's apparatus. Lightning struck....

Popular Lectures on Science and Art, Volume 1
 By Dionysius Lardner. 1846





The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 25, 1755

The Monthly Review, Volume 13, 1755


The monthly review, or, literary journal, Volume 15, 1755



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Unrelated to this post, below is an example of
eclectic science esoterica 

Reactor showing cherenkov blue. Photo A. RumiĹ„ska




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