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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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What Google Wants You To Know About Satyendra Nath Bose With Its Doodle?

Today’s Google Doodle is a tribute to the great Indian physicist Satyendra Nath Bose who discovered quantum mechanics in the early 1920. Later on 4 June 1924, Bose sent his quantum formulations to the German scientist Albert Einstein who recognized quantum mechanics as a significant discovery in the field of physics and mathematics.

HIGHLIGHTS

• Google Doodle celebrates the 98th anniversary of quantum mechanics
• It is a tribute to Satyendra Nath Bose who discovered quantum mechanics
• Bose made the discovery in 1920 and sent it to Einstein in 1924
• Einstein recognized the discovery of quantum mechanics as a big leap in science

Satyendra Nath Bose In The Pages Of History

Born In 1894 in Kolkata, Bose was a meritorious student throughout his academic career. He received his early education in Hindu School in Calcutta and went to Presidency College for higher studies. And he received the highest marks in each institution. As a student, Bose developed an interest in varied fields including physics, chemistry, biology, mineralogy, mathematics, philosophy, arts, literature, and music. After completing his studies, Bose even worked as a lecturer in the physics department of … Read the rest

Google Salutes Russian Military Surgeon Dr. Vera Gedroits With A Doodle

Google is celebrating the 151st birthday of Russian surgeon Dr. Vera Gedroits. Today’s Google Doodle is different as it carries a thanking note for Vera Gedroits for pushing the world of medicine forward against all odds.

Who was Dr. Vera Gedroits?

Vera Gedroits was born into a prominent family of Lithuanian royal descent in Kiev in 1870. Kiev was then part of the Russian Empire. In her late teens, she went to Switzerland to study medicine and returned to Russia to start her medical career. She first joined a factory hospital as a surgeon.

What was the biggest achievement of Vera Gedroits?

Vera Gedroits became a volunteer during the Russo-Japanese War in 1904 and served the Russian army as a surgeon. She performed complex abdominal surgeries with ultimate precision in a converted railway car. It was an achievement because she worked with limited resources and under the threat of enemy attack. Later the Russian government adopted that procedure as the new standard. She also worked as a surgeon for Russian royals. On returning home, she became a professor of surgery at the University of Kiev … Read the rest

Google Doodle Shows Prof Rao Placing A Satellite In Its Orbit On His Birthday

Renowned Indian professor and scientist Udupi Ramachandra Rao popularly known as “India’s Satellite Man” turns 89 today. And Google is celebrating his birthday with a Doodle to highlight the commendable work done by Professor Rao, who died in 2017.

Life of Udupi Ramachandra Rao

Born in Karnataka on 10th March 1932, Prof Rao started his work as a protégé of Dr Vikram Sarabhai, the father of India’s space program. After completing his doctorate, Prof Rao joined NASA as a professor and conducted experiments on Pioneer and Explorer space probes.

In 1966, Prof Rao returned to India to work on an extensive high energy astronomy program at the Physical Research Laboratory. In 1972, he spearheaded India’s satellite program. Also, he was instrumental in developing and supervising over 20 satellites including India’s first satellite – Aryabhata. In 1975, India launched its first satellite that transformed the rural landscape of the country by boosting communication and meteorological services.

His biggest contribution to the nation

Development of Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) technology is the biggest contribution of Prof Rao in the field of space research. PSLV has launched … Read the rest

Google’s Earth Day Doodle Is Dedicated To Bees

Today is Earth Day. It is celebrated every on 22 April and it started in the year 1970. Since then, it has become an annual event. This year, the world is celebrating 50th Earth Day. And this year, the Earth Day is given the theme “Climate Action”.

Earth Day celebrations

It called Prithvi Diwas in Hindi and Earth Day in English. And it started as a movement on April 22, 1969. The man behind the movement was Julian Konig. Taking inspiration from his movement, the world started celebrating the Earth Day from April 22, 1970.

Google Doodle for Earth Day

Google launched a Doodle on the 50th anniversary of the Earth Day. The important thing on the Earth Day Doodle is that it is dedicated to the smallest and the most useful creature of the world, bees. To tell the value of bees, the Doodle comes with a “Play Button” to start a small video that describes the life of a bee.

Google Doodle video on bees

The video gives details about how bees contribute to the two-third of the world’s crops through pollination. Also, approximately 85% of the world’s … Read the rest