It was a grand day for humankind when the first Faraday cage came to life; these cages have given rise to all sorts of technological innovations. How much do you know about these wiry wonders?
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In what year did Michael Faraday build the first Faraday cage?
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Who first explored (in detail and with multiple experiments) the physics principles at work in Faraday cages?
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Under what conditions do Faraday cages work best?
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To work effectively, the holes in the mesh or screen of a Faraday cage must be smaller than what?
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In military applications, Faraday cages are employed to protect against what?
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Why must hospitals shield their MRI machine rooms with Faraday cages?
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What's one ubiquitous product that incorporates the principles of Faraday cages?
Question 8 of 20
An electromagnetic pulse could destroy electronics-based communications systems. What might cause a huge EMP?
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Why are high-altitude EMPs most likely to destroy an entire country's communications systems?
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In addition to telecommunications systems, powerful EMPs can also disrupt what?
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Why do shoplifters like Faraday cages?
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Before creating the first Faraday cage, Michael Faraday discovered what?
Question 13 of 20
In addition to blocking static electric fields, what else do Faraday cages shield their interiors from?
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In a famous experiment, Faraday confirmed principles of electricity proposed by Ben Franklin using what?
Question 15 of 20
This everyday device uses the principles of a Faraday cage, but in reverse.
Question 16 of 20
What other name do Faraday cages often go by?
Question 17 of 20
Your car is a Faraday cage. How can you ensure your survival if lightning strikes your vehicle?
Question 18 of 20
What factor can reduce your car's ability to act as a Faraday cage in the event of a lightning strike?
Question 19 of 20
In a thunderstorm, what other vehicle can protect you with a Faraday cage?
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