Today is the birthday of Linus Pauling, born in 1901, he discovered the alpha helix and beta sheet nature of protein structure, for his discovery of sickle cell anemia he is considered the father of molecular biology, his book The Nature of the Chemical Bond is one of the most influential chemistry books ever published, he is considered one of the 20 greatest scientists who have ever lived, he is one of two people to have won the Nobel Prize in two different fields.
Monthly Archives: February 2017
1925 Charlevoix-Kamouraska earthquake strikes northeastern North America. A total of 55 aftershocks were recorded in the Charlevoix-Kamouraska quake.
1997 Earthquake in northern Iran kills 3000 people
1997 A 6.1 magnitude earthquake in Armenia and Azerbaijan kills 1,100 people.
2001 Nisqually Earthquake, measuring 6.8 magnitude hits the Nisqually Valley and Seattle, Tacoma, and Olympia, Washington.
Feb 29, 1960 An earthquake in Morocco kills over 3000 people and nearly destroys Agadir in the southern part of the country.
Why do dogs bark at strangers walking or running past their house? They think they are chasing them away. In the dogs mind, it is working so they keep doing it. They think they are doing a great job.
Today is the birthday of Charles Best, born in 1899, he was one of the co-discoverers of insulin along with Frederick Banting and J.J.R. Macleod, the Nobel Prize in 1923 went to Banting and Macleod, Banting was so incensed that he gave half of his money to Best, how often does that happen?
2/27/1897 Lyot Bernard astronomer Invented the coronograph to study the sun.
2010 An 8.8 magnitude earthquake struck the central parts of Chile killing 500 people and triggering a tsunami which struck Hawaii shortly thereafter.
A dog leash, especially a long leash (30 foot) or one of those retractable leashes can be very dangerous. Before you use one of these or let someone else use one, make sure you are experienced. You have to be very careful with your fingers especially with large dogs. Loosely loop it in one hand and control it with the other, and drop loops as you want the dog to run out. Once that dog starts running and gains momentum, the leash becomes dangerous.
Today is the birthday of Nicholas Cugnot, born in 1725, he built the first self-propelled mechanical vehicle.
Today is the birthday of Emile Clapeyron, born in 1799, he made important contributions to the laws of thermodynamics by expanding on the work of Nicolas Carnot and the work of Clausius, the Clausius-Clapeyron relation, he also worked on the characterization of perfect gases.
Nicolas Falmmarion, born in 1842, wrote a book on Popular Astronomy, and believed there was life on the moon and on Mars.
Giulio Natta, born in 1903 was a polymer chemist who discovered that propylene would yield an isotactic polymer.