The technology Arthur Holmes used set him apart from other scientists, while still being accurate today. Arthur Holmes used uranium-lead radiometric dating to measure the age of rocks, which in turn, led to his accurate estimation of the Earth’s age, and the popularity of radiometric dating. Holmes’ prediction would have resembled predictions of other scientists of the time if he did not use the then remarkable, new technology of uranium-led radiometric dating. Although Holmes was the first to use uranium-lead radiometric dating, he did not invent it. Ernest Rutherford in 1905 created it, and Arthur Holmes was the first to accurately use it in 1911.
Wilhelm Roentgen was a German physicist who discovered x-rays. Not only was his discover useful for his time period, but for ours as well. Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen was born March 27, 1845 in Remscheid, Germany. At the age of 3, Roentgen attended the Institute of Martinus Herman van Doorn. Roentgen also attended Ambachtsschool in 1862, where he was later expelled due to an altercation with a teacher.
The Manure Pile Theory of Disease In 1932, E. Douglas Hume published the book, Bechamp or Pasteur?, and it chronicles the work of one of Pasteur’s contemporaries, Antoine Bechamp, from the University at Lille, the most respected researcher and teacher in France at the time. Bechamp was an intent research scientist, so he wasn’t into the politics of medicine nor fanfare, and he was a university professor and serious researcher until his death at the age of 93. Bechamp believed that the swamp gave rise to the mosquito; the mosquito did not give rise to the swamp. In his view, microbes didn’t cause disease. The internal terrain of the host in which they lived caused them to become pathogenic.
The President Nobody Remembers John Calvin Coolidge Jr. was the only president born on independence day. As a young boy, Coolidge grew up in a town of only 1,699 people. His father was a hardworking man, who owned a general store in the small town and taught Coolidge how to be a businessman. Calvin Coolidge was the 30th president who started off with a popular reputation, however, with the emergence of the Great Depression during his tenor, the popular opinion of him soon became negative. Coolidge was accused of several scandalous actions that had a long term effect, not only on the United States, but on the integrity of his personal reputation.
The Cat’s Cradle: A Symbol of False Perception The Cold War era was characterized by a vast amount of technological advancement, yet this exciting period of curiosity was also represented by weapons of mass destruction, such as the atomic bomb. Kurt Vonnegut’s novel Cat’s Cradle features the life of Dr. Hoenikker, the father of the atomic bomb, and how he and his children handle his invention called “ice-nine”, a form of water that crystallizes everything upon touch. Consequently, “ice-nine” eventually leads to mass destruction of life on Earth, and this undermines the blind faith that science was purely beneficial. Throughout Cat’s Cradle, Vonnegut illustrates the stupidity and gullibility of the human condition via the satirical setting
Amedeo Avogadro did not discover or name "Avogadro 's number". He did however play a major role into the discovery of that number. In 1811 he proposed the hypothesis that the "equal volumes of gases at the same temperature and pressure contain the same number of molecules regardless of their chemical nature and physical properties". Many scientists after that used his hypothesis to try and calculate the number of molecules in a mole, Josef Loschmidt being one of those scientists. Josef Loschmidt greatly contributed towards the discovery of Avogadro 's number by being the first scientist to come up with a number, although it wasn 't 100% correct.
Kwolek, who died Wednesday at 90 years old , was a dupont chemist who in 1965 invented Kevlar, the lightweight, stronger-than-steel fiber used in bulletproof vests and other body armor around the world. Kevlar is made out of basic plastic then they use polyparaphenylene or in other words kevar Unfortunately, Ferdinand was killed while wearing it. The kill shot hit him in the neck, well above the vest itself.there is no such thing as a bulletproof vest. Vests are only considered "bullet resistant," simply because there is always some type of firearm that can penetrate even the latest advancements in protective technology. Casimir Zeglen made the first bulletproof jacket .
Structural blueprints of the concentration camps show direct proof of the Nazi 's intent to kill the prisoners.This structural evidence does nothing but back up the fact that gas chambers were in use during the holocaust Many workers weren’t completely in the know of the Nazi intent.“On 6 March 1943, one of the civilian employees working on the construction of Crematorium 2 referred to the air extraction system of 'Auskleidekeller [undressing cellar] 2 '. No normal morgue could require an undressing room, particularly one that was 50 yards long. In that same month, there were at least four additional references to Auskleidekeller.”( Lipstadt) Structural evidence will continue to back the holocaust even if workers hadn’t known of the camp/building true
In part two of chapter five is all about Robert Boyle’s discoveries. One of Boyle’s experiments made him believe that he had created gold by combining silver, mercury, or lead to make something that had the appearance of gold. What he didn’t know is that he actually created iron pyrite, also known as fool 's gold because of its appearance. In 1689, Boyle believed to be closer to discovering the secret and did eventually succeeded in making a red powder but when he died in 1691 Isaac Newton wrote to John Locke asking him if he could find the powder and send it to him. He did eventually find it but had to write again because he didn’t known the use for it.
Robert Oppenheimer was director at the Los Alamos site. Though an American, he had studied in Europe for years, and that was one reason why General Groves picked him for the job” (Claypool 45). After the bomb was set off and Oppenheimer stated that he was “destroyer of worlds”, that quote not only became a part of history but told a story to the American people as to who J. Robert Oppenheimer was and how the world’s most destructive weapon came to life. “Robert Oppenheimer was born on April 22, 1904. He attended Harvard University, Cambridge University in England and then GÖttigen University in Germany.
The gun was not used officially during the war, partly because of Gatling 's affiliation with the "Copperheads," a group of antiwar Democrats who opposed Lincoln 's policies and were suspected of treason. Also, he had offered to sell the gun to anyone, including the Confederacy and foreigners. Many Gatlings were sold to England, Austria, and Russia and to South American nations. Until about 1900 they were used in small wars and against small threats such as the American Indians. To compete with other machine gun manufacturers, in 1893 Gatling developed an electricity-driven gun that fired 3,000 rounds per minute, later he built an automatic gas-operated gun, however, in 1911 the U.S. Army officially declared his weapon
This would not have happened if it wasn’t for a Hungarian physicist named Leo Szilard and Albert Einstein. Szilard was born in the year 1898, and he served World War I before moving to Berlin to study physics. The beginning of the century, Germany was the Mecca of scientist, and in 1933, won ninety-nine Nobel Prizes for science with eighteen for England, and six for the United States. Szilard saw their work and went to London, where he brought a refugee scientist to British university. Same year, Hitler came to power, where he took over Germany and killed the Jewish.
Wells called, “The World Set Free”, which talked about an atomic bomb. Leo Szilard left for America in 1939 to warn the United States that the Germans were in the lead for creating a bomb more powerful than any the world had ever seen. Szilard tried to warn President Roosevelt, but was unable to meet with him, so he turned to others. Every Scientist he went to convince of the great danger thought that he was insane, especially from getting ideas from a
He hoped for enthusiastic national support to an electoral alliance between Anti-Masons and National Republicans that would overpower the Jacksonian Democrats. When his expectations did not work, he wrote in frustration about his presidential aspirations: "What the use ... it neither breaks my leg nor picks my pocket." In the election, Wirt carried Vermont with seven electoral votes, becoming the first candidate of an organized third party to carry a state, and he remains the only Presidential candidate so successful who came from Maryland. When The Providence American newspaper suggested that Wirt could run again in 1836, he quickly declined. Wirt became involved with his son-in-law in establishing a German immigrant colony in Florida on lands he bought but never inspected personally; this business venture failed.
Simon did not have kids, or grandchildren, he didn’t have anyone as an adult, not siblings either. He had two cousins on his mother’s side but they weren’t born in Grover’s Corners and they travel the country. The funeral service will be on December 1st 1910, Thursday morning, at 9:00 a.m. The local minister, Minister James, will be the officiant for the service. The pallbearers will be William, John, Robert, and Joseph.