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Google Doodle: 140th Birth Anniversary Of Romanian Physicist Ștefania Mărăcineanu

Today’s Google Doodle is a tribute to Ștefania Mărăcineanu, the Romanian physicist and pioneer in the discovery and research of radioactivity. Born on 18 June 1882 in Bucharest, today is her 140th birthday and Google wants people to know about her contribution to science.

HIGHLIGHTS

• Ștefania Mărăcineanu established the link between earthquakes and rainfall
• She worked on polonium, an element that Curie discovered
• She founded the first laboratory in Romania for the study of radioactivity
• Academy of Sciences of Romania recognized her work in 1936

Early Life

Not much is known about her early life. She graduated in physics and chemistry in 1910. She taught science at the Central School for Girls in Bucharest. While teaching, she earned a scholarship from the Romanian Ministry of Science and decided to pursue graduate research at the Radium Institute in Paris.

Romanian Physicist Ștefania Mărăcineanu

Research Work

At the radium institute, she worked under the direction of physicist Marie Curie. She did her Ph.D. thesis on polonium, an element discovered by Curie. While working on the half-life of polonium, she noticed that the half-life was dependent on the metal type polonium was placed … Read the rest

Who is Angelo Moriondo’s Whose Birthday Google Is Celebrating Today?

Today’s Google Doodle is a tribute to Angelo Moriondo, inventor of the first known espresso coffee machine. And Google recalls his contribution to make coffee popular throughout the world on his 171st birth anniversary.

HIGHLIGHTS

Google celebrates birthday of maker of the first espresso coffee machine
Angelo Moriondo invented the first espresso machine in 1884
He belonged to a family of entrepreneurs
Olivia When created the Doodle with a GIF of the espresso machine

Google Doodle Of The First Espresso Machine

The Doodle features three pictures. The first picture from the left is the first known espresso machine. The GIF shows coffee dripping in a cup. The second picture is the advanced version of the first machine that can brew coffee faster. The third picture is of the latest machine that can pour coffee in multiple cups.

Who Was Angelo Moriondo?

Angelo Moriondo

Born on 6 June 1851 in Turin, Italy, Angelo Moriondo’s family was always brewing new ideas or projects. His grandfather founded a liquor production company that was managed by his father. Moriondo launched a popular chocolate company with his cousin brother Gariglio and named it “Moriondo and Gariglio”.

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