Light and Magnetism
Physics, Light, Magnetism, Mesmerism, Electricity
Reports Michael Faraday's 'wonderful discovery' of the magnetisation of a ray of light. Believes that this is important because it allows the 'suspension of iron filings to the magnetised ray' and anticipates that the Royal Society will next be 'mesmerising a flash of lightning', thus rendering 'impossible' its 'injurious effects'.
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