Volta's pile was at first a technical curiosity but this new electrochemical phenomenon very quickly opened the door to new branches of both physics and chemistry and a myriad of discoveries, inventions and applications.
The electronics, computers and communications industries, power engineering and much of the chemical industry of today were founded on discoveries made possible by the battery.
We've just taken our first sneak peek at the 2015 Ford Expedition's interior.
The 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban may be stealing the headlines now, but the GM entries won't be the only truly full-size SUVs updated for the 2015 model year.
Still, both variants seat up to eight passengers and is powered by a relatively strong eight-cylinder engine.
Specifically, the lone powertrain choice for the 2014 Expedition is a 5.4-liter V-8 that makes 310 hp and 365 lb-ft of torque and is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. That said, the Expedition is capable of towing up to 9200 pounds in rear-drive, normal wheelbase form (8700 pounds for the four-wheel drive long-wheelbase model).
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