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This stylishly animated and informative short documentary from The Atlantic serves as a visual rundown of different sources of light through human history. Beginning right at the beginning with the invention of fire 400,000 years ago, we get to see the development of technology through the use of animal fats, oils, lightbulbs, neon and eventually good old hydrogen fusion. Part animated timeline and part visual history, the video is an informative look at something we might take for granted now, but something that has been in constant use since the dawn of man.

A Visual History of Light|The Atlantic|Animation

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