The discovery of incandescence.

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definition

When an electric current passes through and heats a thin wire (filament) to a very high temperature, the filament becomes incandescent (emits its own light).

DISCOVERY

Incandescence was demonstrated and reported by the American scientist Ebenezer Kinnersley in 1761.

DISCOVERER

Here is a painting of Ebenezer Kinnersley:

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