Science Birthdays, February 26

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.

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