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Academy Of Sciences Marie Curie
1,472 words... off immense radiation. Radium is extremely powerful and, unless used with care and in a controlled environment, very dangerous. Unfortunately, this was not known in the days of the Curies. While working with radioactive materials, both Pierre and Marie suffered from many illnesses and pains. They encountered aching arms and legs, sores, colds and blisters that never seemed to go away. They often pinned these problems to their lack of rest due to being in the laboratory. Only later did the tw...
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Johannes Van Der Waals
1,302 wordsJohannes Diderik van der Waals was born on November 23, 1837 in Leyden, located in The Netherlands. His parents were Jacobus van der Waals, a carpenter and Elisabeth van den Burg. Without having much money to start with, van der Waals had to work his way up the latter. After completing his elementary education in Leyden, he became a schoolteacher. Having no prior knowledge of classical languages, and being exempt from taking academic examinations, he continued studying at Leyden University in hi...
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History Around The Russian Launch Of Sputnik
2,086 wordsThe launch of the Russian satellite Sputnik on October 4 th, 1957 had a profound influence on both American and Russian culture, ranging from the inception of the space race to the mass hysteria the ensued in America afterwards. Sputnik was the product of massive amounts of money and research poured into a missile and satellite program by both the American and Soviet governments. Even though The soviet union might have been the first country to put a satellite into space, this does not necessari...
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History Of The Nobel Prize Foundation
1,732 wordsThe whole of my remaining realizable estate shall be dealt with in the following way: the capital, invested in safe securities by my executors, shall constitute a fund, the interest on which shall be annually distributed in the form of prizes to those who, during the preceding year, shall have conferred the greatest benefit on mankind. The said interest shall be divided into five equal parts, which shall be apportioned as follows: one part to the person who shall have made the most important dis...
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Academy Of Sciences Institute Of Medicine
1,394 words... hough his mind, that his mother and father were plotting to cut off his arms and legs as soon as they got up in the morning. This horrible obsession fixed itself in his mind; and so real was this imagined threat to him, that he decided the only thing to do was kill them first, while they slept. (reefer madness. org) This really was a case in Florida at the time. The important details about the book forgot to leave out were that Victor had suffered from serious mental problems. His parents we...
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Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste
1,171 wordsYucca Mountain nuclear waste The controversy, surrounding the issue of proposed nuclear waste depository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada has been around since the time when in 1978 U. S. Department of Energy (DEO) started to look for the suitable location to have such depository at. At present time, the deadly waste is stored at 131 different sites throughout the USA, making it ever harder to insure that safety standards are being maintained at every particular location. On July 23, 2002 President Bus...
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Academy Of Sciences Quantum Mechanics
1,357 wordsPaul Adrien Maurice Dirac Patrick Ennis Mrs. Carter Research Monday, December 9, 1996 Physical Laws should have mathematical beauty. This statement was Dirac's response to the question of his philosophy of physics, posed to him in Moscow in 1955. He wrote it on a blackboard that is still preserved today Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac (1902 - 1984), known as P. A. M. Dirac, was the fifteenth Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge. He shared the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1933 with Erwin Schrod...
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Professor Of Mathematics Academy Of Sciences
274 wordsEuler, Leonhard Euler Leonhard Euler Euler, Leonhard (1707 - 83), Swiss mathematician, whose major work was done in the field of pure mathematics, a field that he helped to found. Euler was born in Basel and studied at the University of Basel under the Swiss mathematician Johann Bernoulli, obtaining his masters degree at the age of 16. In 1727, at the invitation of Catherine I, empress of Russia, Euler became a member of the faculty of the Academy of Sciences in Saint Petersburg. He was appointe...
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Academy Of Sciences Light Bulb
1,424 wordsIlluminating the Path of Progress Thomas Alva Edison is the most famous inventor in American History. Edison designed, built, and delivered the electrical age. He started a revolution that would refocus technology, change life patterns, and create millions of jobs. He became famous for his scientific inventions, even though he was not a scientist. His real talent was his ability to clearly judge a problem and be persistent in experimenting. He was the master of the trial and error method. Thomas...
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First Amendment Rights England Journal Of Medicine
1,681 wordsNora Parker January 19, 2000 English 10, per 2 Marijuana Prohibition is a Violation of First Amendment Rights Let me ask you something? if you had a choice, what would it be: Marijuana or Martinis? This question appeared in the New York Times on Tuesday, May 12 th, 1998. Due to the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937 the only legal choice that you and the 18 million other adults who used marijuana last year can make is the martini (Against Drug Prohibition ix). The legal acceptance of alcohol, however, do...
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Academy Of Sciences Mental Illnesses
367 wordsThe Changes In The World And The The Changes In The World And The Accomplishments Of The Modern Scientists UCI Professors seize superlative honors and let the good times roll in Orange County. It has been the Nations top political minds to take the future of democracy. The accomplishments of the scientists change the world that all people live in. Kenneth m. Baldwin, a professor of physiology and biophysics, issue recipient of Nasa's Public Service Medal in recognition of outstanding contributio...
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Academy Of Sciences Massachusetts Institute Of Technology
1,075 wordsBiography of Robert Burns Woodward Robert Burns Woodward was born in Boston on April 10 th, 1917, the only child of Margaret and Arthur Woodward, of English antecedents. Roberts father Arthur died in October of 1918, at an early age of only thirty-three years old. Robert Woodward was attracted to chemistry at a very early age, and indulged his taste for the science in private activities throughout the period of his primary and secondary education in the public schools of Quincy, a suburb of Bost...
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