Monthly Archives: November 2015

Science Birthdays, November 24

Today is the birthday of Tsung-dao Lee, born in 1926, he is well known for his work on parity violation, a form of weak interaction, called the Lee Model, It implies that parity is not a symmetry in the universe as we know it. At age 30 he is the youngest Nobel Laureate after WW II.

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Dog Tip of The Day, November 24

Tennis balls area just about the right size for throwing to a dog, but the fibers that come off of them are no good for dogs. I use Kong tennis balls, they are not really tennis balls, but are specially made for dogs.

 

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Science Birthdays, November 23

Today is the birthday of Henry Moseley, born in 1887, he developed the concept of an atomic number, which led to the modern arrangement of the elements on the periodic table, were elements are sorted by the number of protons or atomic number. Before this the elements on the periodic table were organized by atomic mass.  Moseley died as a common foot soldier during World War I at the age of 27.

Johannes D. Van der Waals was born on this day in 1837. He is known for Van der Waals forces that describe the behavior of gases and their condensation to liquid phase due to the forces between molecules.  He is also known for van der Waals radii.

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Dog Tip of The Day, November 23

There will probably be guests at your house for Thanksgiving and a lot of food and food smells. Make sure you have a tasty treat for the dog too. some sliced turkey from the deli, and you won’t have to feed the dog scraps from the people food. Remember, no fat, no bones, no alcohol, no chocolate.

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Science Birthdays, November 22

Today is the birthday of Andrew Huxley, born in 1917, he worked out the sodium pump mechanism of nerve conduction along with Alan Hodgkin.  He also hypothesized the existence of ion channels in nerves.

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Dog Tip of The Day, November 22

If you are keeping your dog outside, make sure it has a place to lay down out of the weather. Better yet, keep it in the house where it should be.

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Science Birthdays, November 21

Today is the birthday of Vladimir Ipatieff, born in 1867, he determined the structure of isoprene, In 1900 he discovered that organic reactions at high temperatures could be directed by catalysis, he immigrated to the U.S. and developed the isomerization techniques of hydrocarbon fuels, he developed octane ratings for fuels and how to improve octane ratings by catalytically forming branched isomers.

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