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Ben Franklin coined the term battery for multiple Leyden jars connected in parallel.

Ben Franklin also wrote a ground-breaking paper on population growth, he worked with his cousin Timothy Folger to chart and name the Gulf Stream, he was an early defender of Christiaan Huygens’ wave theory of light, he contributed to meteorology, he invented traction kiting, he investigated the principle of refrigeration by evaporation, and he documented the effects of heating and cooling on electrical conductors, including discovering the nonconductivity of ice.

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