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1822 – Louis Pasteur – bio

Louis Pasteur was born in 1822 in France and is known for discovering pasteurization (heating beverages to kill bacteria in them) and vaccination. Vaccination is the process of exposing a patient to a vaccine, which causes a low level infection, stimulating the immune system to develop antibodies, creating an immunity against the disease. He explained […]

Generic Re-programmable Electronic Circuits

It is possible to create flexible and controllable pathways of conduction by polarizing atoms. This means a single microchip or electronic circuit can be reprogrammed to accomplish different specialized functions. Perhaps someday soon, we’ll have a generic kind of electronics woven into everything we use. Electronic circuits with reconfigurable pathways closer to reality – [epfl.ch] […]

Polarizing Gamma Ray Bursts

Gamma rays are a form of electromagnetic radiation, or waves of photons, that have a very short wavelength and corresponding high frequency. They are associated with the decay of high energy states in atomic nuclei and are considered to be a high energy form of radiation. When stars that are burning out at the end […]

1791 – Faraday – bio

Michael Faraday was born in 1791 in South London, England. Faraday studied electromagnetic fields and was also a chemist. He proposed that magnetism is a circular force and used that idea to build the first simple electric motor. He discovered electromagnetic induction and built the first generator and transformer. He discovered that a magnetic field […]