Δευτέρα, 23 Ιουνίου 2014

Newsletter for Monday 23 June


TODAY IN SCIENCE HISTORY
NEWSLETTER - 23 JUNE

Feature for Today


Book of the Day


Quotations for Today

"There is a tendency to consider anything in human behavior that is unusual, not well known, or not well understood, as neurotic, psychopathic, immature, perverse, or the expression of some other sort of psychologic disturbance."
- Alfred Charles Kinsey, American zoologist and sexologist (born 23 Jun 1894) Quotes Icon
"Good people are seldom fully recognised during their lifetimes, and here, there are serious problems of corruption. One day it will be realised that my findings should have been acknowledged." It was difficult, but she always smiled when asked why she went on when recognition eluded her in her own country.
- Alice Stewart, English epidemiologist who demonstrated the connection between foetal X-rays and childhood leukemia. (died 23 Jun 2002) Quotes Icon
"When you inoculate children with a polio vaccine, you don't sleep well for two or three months."
- American physician and microbiologist in the quiz below (died 23 Jun 1995) Quotes Icon

QUIZ
Before you look at today's web page, see if you can answer some of these questions about the events that happened on this day. Some of the names are very familiar. Others will likely stump you. Tickle your curiosity with these questions, then check your answers on today's web page.
Births
On 23 Jun 1912, an English mathematician and logician was born who pioneered in the field of computer theory and who contributed important logical analyses of computer processes. He made major contributions to mathematics, cryptanalysis, logic, philosophy, and biology and to the new areas later named computer science, cognitive science, artificial intelligence, and artificial life.
Can you name this man?
�tienne-Louis Malus, born 23 Jun 1775, was a French physicist who discovered that light, when reflected, becomes partially ...
Can you complete the sentence?
Deaths
A U.S. physician and medical researcher (1914-1995) was the creator of the first safe and effective vaccine against poliomyelitis (infantile paralysis).
Can you name this man?
A German physicist (1804-1891) with his friend Carl Friedrich Gauss, investigated terrestrial magnetism and in 1833 devised an electromagnetic telegraph. A magnetic unit, is named after him.
Can you name this man?
Events

On 23 Jun 1982, a record low temperature was recorded at the South Pole.
In �F, to the nearest ten degrees, what was this record low temperature?

On 23 Jun of a certain year, Arthur Melin obtained a patent for the hula-hoop.
In what decade was the hula-hoop patented?

On 23 Jun 1848, an inventor was awarded a patent for the saxophone.
Can you name this inventor?

Answers

When you have your answers ready to all the questions above, you'll find all the information to check them, and more, on the June 23 web page of Today in Science History. Or, try this link first for just the brief answers.

Fast answers for the previous newsletter for June 22: the development of more than one individual from a single fertilized egg cell; Hermann Minkowski; Felix Klein; he found handwriting the tickets irksome and delaying; Galileo Galilei; the decade including the year 1978.

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