Monthly Archives: August 2013

Dog Tip of The Day, August 31

I always take my shepherd for a walk or a ride in the morning.  This is a good time to put a treat out for the cat, if you are keeping a cat and a dog in the same house.  That way the cat gets to enjoy it’s treat without the dog bothering it.  If you are keeping animals together in the same household, consider their needs.  This can be very stressful on some animals.

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Science Birthdays, August 31

Today is the birthday of Guillaume Amontons, born in 1663, he invented a new hygrometer in 1687, and improved Galileo’s thermometer in 1695, He should be more famous for Amonton’s Law. Everyone talks about Boyle’s Law and Charles’ Law but fail to mention Amonton’s Law, He said that the pressure of a gas increases with increased temperature. He also said in 1702 that if the temperature dropped enough, there would be no pressure, thus an absolute zero.  This concept was made known by Lord Kelvin in 1848.

Today is also the birthday of Michel Chevreul, born in 1786, he was a chemist who discovered margaric acid and designed an early form of soap made from animal fat and salt, he died in 1889 at the age of 102.

Hermann von Helmholtz, born in 1894, he discovered the principle of conservation of energy while working on muscle metabolism, he invented the opthalmoscope for observation of the inside of the eye, he wrote several theorms on the vortex dynamics of fluids, he wrote the Helmholtz equation for electromagnetism, and did many other things, he died in 1894 at age 73.

Bernard Lovell, born in 1913, was a radio astronomer, he died in 2012 at age 98.

David Politzer, born in 1949 received the Nobel Prize in Physics for the discovery of asymptotic freedom in quantum chromodynamics.

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Dog Tip of The Day, August 30

Train your dog to sit and  stay while you walk away from it.  This is one of the hardest tests on the CGC, Canine Good Citizen test.  Walk back to your dog, then treat it.  Start small and work up to longer distances.

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Science Birthdays, August 30

Today is the birthday of Jacobus Henricus Van’t Hoff, born in 1852, He was the first winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.  He accounted for the optical activity in carbon compounds by assuming the bonds were directed to the corners of a regular tetrahedron.  He also made contributions in kinetics, equilibrium and osmotic pressure. He died in 1911 at age 58

Ernest Rutherford, born in 1871 is famous for his gold foil experiment and the hypothesis of a nucleus in the atom. He died in 1937 at age 66.

Theodor Svedberg, born 1884, developed analytical ultracentrifugation to separate proteins from one another, he died in 1971 at age 86.

Edward Purcell, born 1912 discovered nuclear magnetic resonance in liquids and solids, he also proposed the Scallop Theorm to explain aquatic motion at low Reynolds numbers in Newtonian fluids, he died in 1997 at age 84.

Lajos Kisfaludy, born in 1924 introduced the concept of protective groups in peptide synthesis, nearly 80 medicines were synthesized using this technique, he died in 1988 at age 64.

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Dog Tip of The Day, August 29

When training a dog for obedience it isn’t necessary to give them a treat each time.  A pat on the head and a “good” should be enough.

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Science Birthdays, August 29

Today is the Birthday of Charles Kettering, born in 1876, invented the electric starting motor, leaded gasoline, freon as a refrigerant, Duco laquers and enamals, the first practical colored paints for automobiles. He died in 1958 at age 82.

John Heuser, born in 1942 was an electron microscopist. He created the quick freeze, deep etch technique

Henry Bergh, born in 1811, was the founder of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, he died in 1888 at the age of 77

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Dog Tip of The Day, August 28

They say Dawn Dish Washing liquid will take the smell of skunk off of a dog.  Some say tomato juice works.  I tried the Dawn, but I am convinced nothing will completely take that smell away except time.

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