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giovedì 25 luglio 2013

HAPPY B-DAY ROSALIND!

Happy birthday Rosalind Franklin! (by sciencemug)
Happy birthday Rosalind Franklin! (by sciencemug)
[The picture of Rosalind Franklin is adapted from a Public Domain image by sciencemug (source: wikia.com)]
[The DNA X-ray diffraction image is a drawing (by sciencemug) of the original one appeared in this Nature paper in 1953]

Rosalind Franklin was an English scientist who played a very important role in the discovery of the DNA structure, the glorious double-helix.

lunedì 22 luglio 2013

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MENDEL!

Happy birthday Gregor! (by sciencemug)
Happy birthday Gregor! (by sciencemug)
[The picture of Mendel is adapted from a Public Domain image by sciencemug (source: Wikimedia Commons)]

Gregor Mendel, father of genetics.
Here his paper about his historical experiment.

sabato 20 luglio 2013

20-JULY-1969: HUMANKIND LANDS ON THE MOON!

by sciencemug
Armstrong and Aldrin raise the US flag on our Moon

Armstrong and Aldrin raise the US flag on our Moon

[The GIF is made by sciencemug with frames from this video (source Wikimedia Commons)]

20-July-1969: Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin are the first humans to land and walk on our Moon. Micheal Collins and the two of them are the NASA 'Apollo 11 mission' crew.