Monthly Archives: May 2015

Science Birthdays, May 31

Today is the birthday of Louis Ignarro, born in 1941.  He demonstrated the signaling properties of nitric oxide and is the founder of the Nitric Oxide Society. Nitric oxide is known to play a key role in regulating blood flow, controlling inflammation, cell growth, smooth muscle relaxation, heart disease, cancer, hypertension and impotence,.  It also plays a role in preserving memory.

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Dog Tip of The Day, May 31

When you have your dog out all day with you, find a shady spot for it and make sure you have water and food.

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Made in America

Does anyone else know of anything, Made in America, that I missed?  I am running out of things. I think I mentioned last week we toured MFG in Ashtabula, Ohio. They make parts for Corvettes, Freightliners, refrigerator tubs, and windmill blades. Made in America.

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Science Birthdays, May 30

5/30/1423        Georg Peurbach          astronomer advocate of Arabic numerals, most people were using Roman numerals. He used the numerals to advance a table of sines. He insisted on the solid reality of the crystalline spheres of planets. He was the teacher of Regiomontanus. He died in 1461 at age 37.

5/30/1797        Karl Naumann, German geology professor and minerologist, he died in 1873 at age 76.

5/30/1874        Ernest Dushesne, discovered that mold kills bacteria 32 years before Alexander Fleming but his research went unnoticed.  He was only 23 years old and unknown.  Army service prevented him from continuing his work.  He died in 1912 at the age of 38.

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Dog Tip of The Day, May 30

Dogs will be spending more time outdoors on these nice summer days, be sure to have the Heartguard and flea & tick prevention up to date.

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Made in America

Permatex adhesives are, Made in America.

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Science Birthdays, May 29

5/29/1716        Louis Daubenton, French naturalist, comparative anatomist, he dissected 182 species of quadrupeds, he died in 1800 at the age of 84.

5/29/1781        Henri Braconnot, naturalist, he produced the substance xyloidine, a precursor of collodion and nitrocellulose which could be transformed into a vitreous varnish. This may be considered the first polymer created by a chemist. He also discovered chitin in mushrooms, the earliest known polysaccharide.

5/29/1794        Johan von Madler, German astronomer, along with Joseph Fraunhofer, made the first true map of Mars, he died in 1874 at age 80.

5/29/1929        Peter Higgs, physicist, known for the Higgs-Mechanism to explain the origin of mass of elementary particles, and predicts the existence of the Higgs Boson.

5/29/1932        Paul Erlich, biologist, he warned us overpopulation growth, wrote the book The Population Bomb.

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