Monthly Archives: July 2013

Dog Tip of The Day, July 31

When training the dog, watch it’s age because when it gets around two years old, it is going to try to test you, especially if it is an unneutered male.  Make sure it is crisp on the commands and don’t let it get away with much.  No hesitation.  If it starts to hesitate consider using a clicker.  The clicker marks the behavior.  As soon as it does the command you click then treat.  If the dog starts hesitating, it is training you.

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Science Birthdays, July 31

Today is the birthday of Friedrich Wohler, born in 1800, he is often considered the founder of organic chemistry, because of the synthesis of urea in 1828 from inorganic compounds, called the Wohler synthesis, it disproved and undermined the Vital Force Theory which was believed for centuries, he died in 1882  at age 82

Today is also the birthday of John Canton, born in 1718, he verified Ben Franklin’s kite experiment and made important discoveries with electricity and artificial magnets.

Richard Oldham, born in 1858, discovered that the earth had a core, he also was the first to describe the existance of p-waves, s-waves and surface waves.

Paul Boyer, born in 1918, described the enzymatic reaction mechanism involved in the biosynthesis of adenosine triphosphate, better known as ATP

Primo Livi, born in 1919, he was an Italian/Jewish chemist who wrote the book, The Periodic Table, The Royal Institute of Great Britain named it the best science book ever written

 

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Dog Tip of The Day, July 30

If you have a dog that you rescued from the Humane Society or a similar organization, keep in mind what the dog might have experienced.  You have to build trust in an any animal you are trying to train.  Give it time, speak in a soft voice, gentle touching, petting and encouragement will help accomplish this.  The dog might have been abused or neglected.  It needs to know that you are not going to hurt it, you are there to protect it, you will not tease it or steal it’s food, you will provide for all of it’s needs.  That is how you build trust.  Now you can start to train it.

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Science Birthdays, July 30

Today is the birthday of Henry Ford, born in 1863, he sure had a different belief than most business people of his day and even today, he thought you could make money by making cheap consumer goods and paying your workers a higher wage. Everyone thinks he is famous for inventing the Model T Ford, but it was the assembly line to produce the cars that made him rich and famous.

Today is also the birthday of Vladimir Zworykin, born in 1889, his work on vacuum storage tubes and infrared image tubes in the 1930s made the electron microscope and television possible.

And Regnier de Graff, born in 1641 invented the syringe, he also made important anatomical discoveries of the reproductive system including the testicular ducts, efferent ducts, corpus lutea and fallopian tubes.

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Dog Tip of The Day, July 29

Dogs don’t like to be yelled at, they like lots of praise, treats and pats on the head.  When you yell at them, you can see a definite change in body language.  Body language is important in understanding your dog.  The more time you spend with your dog and training it, the better you will understand the body language.

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Science Birthdays, July 29

Today is the birthday of Isidor Rabi, born in 1898,  he discovered nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy or NMR. He died in 1988 at age 89.

Today is also the birthday of Charles Beebe, born in 1877 he was a biologist known for his deep dives in the bathysphere, he is considered one of the founders of ecology for his observations of deep sea creatures in their natural habitat, and his study of pheasants around the world, he died in 1962 at age 84.

Heinz Fraenkel-Conrat, born in 1910 was a chemist who discovered that the genetic control of viral reproduction in the tobacco mosaic virus was RNA and that it is carried in the nucleic core of the virus.  He died in 1999 at age 89.

Jim Marshall, born in 1910 was the founder of Marshall Amplification and is often called the “Father of Loud.” He was an electrical engineer, singer and drummer who built amplifiers so his singing could be heard over his drums. In 1949, he started teaching other drummers including Mitch Mitchell, Micky Burt, Mickey Waller and Mickey Underwood. He died in 2012 at age 88.

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Dog Tip of The Day, July 28

Some days dogs perform better than others, give them a chance.  If the dog isn’t performing well on any particular day, wait until the next day to pick it up.

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