Category Archives: Science-tech

international DNA Day

International DNA Day is celebrated annually on April 25 to commemorates the day in 1953 when James Watson, Francis Crick, Maurice Wilkins, Rosalind Franklin and colleagues published papers in the journal Nature on the structure of DNA entitled Molecular Structure of Nucleic Acids: A Structure for Deoxyribose Nucleic Acid” in the scientific journal Nature in …

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Guglielmo Marconi

Often referred to as the father of long distance radio transmission and for his development of Marconi’s law and a radio telegraph system, Italian inventor Guglielmo Marconi was born 25 April in 1874. He is often credited as the inventor of radio, and indeed he shared the 1909 Nobel Prize in Physics with Karl Ferdinand …

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Gideon Sundback

Most commonly associated with his work in the development of the zipper, Gideon Sundback was born April 24 in 1880. He was a Swedish-American electrical engineer who was born on Sonarp farm in Ödestugu Parish, in Jönköping County, Småland, Sweden.After his studies in Sweden, Sundback moved to Germany, where he studied at the polytechnic school …

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Albert Einstein

German-born theoretical physicist and Nobel Prize laureate, Albert Einstein sadly died 18 April 1955. He was born March 14th, 1879 in Ulm, in the Kingdom of Württemberg in the German Empire. He is Often regarded as the father of modern physics and was one of the most prolific intellects in human history, and is best …

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Leonardo da Vinci/World Art Day

Italian Renaissance polymath: painter, sculptor, architect, musician, scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist, and writer Leonardo da Vinci was born April 15 1452. He epitomized the Renaissance humanist ideal and was described as the archetype of the Renaissance Man, a man of “unquenchable curiosity” and “feverishly inventive imagination”. He is widely considered to …

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Cosmonautics Day/ Yuri’s Night

Cosmonautics Day takes place annually On April 12 to commemorate the anniversary of 12 April 1961, when, Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human to travel into outer space and perform the first manned orbital flight, circling the Earth for 1 hour and 48 minutes in his spacecraft Vostok 3KA-2 (Vostok 1) . To …

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World Parkinson’s Day

World Parkinson’s Day takes place annually on 11 April to mark the birth of English surgeon apothecary, geologist,paleontologist, and political activist James Parkinson FGS who was born 11 April 1755 in Shoreditch, London, England. He was the son of John Parkinson, an apothecary and surgeon practising in Hoxton Square in London. In 1784 Parkinson was …

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Isambard Kingdom Brunel FRS

Best known for building dockyards, the Great Western Railway, steamships, bridges, tunnels and revolutionising public transport and modern engineering, the British mechanical and Civil Engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel, FRS was born 9 April 1806. When Brunel was eight he was sent to Dr Morrell’s boarding school in Hove, where he learned the classics. His father, …

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Autism Awareness Week

This years Autism Awareness Week runs from 27 March until 2 April 2017 which is World Autism Awareness Day. This is an internationally recognised day which takes place annually on the 2nd of April to raise awareness about children with autism throughout the world and encourage Member States to take appropriate action. It was designated …

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World Down Syndrome Day

World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD) is observed on March 21. On this day, people with Down syndrome and those who live and work with them throughout the world organize and participate in activities and events to raise public awareness and create a single global voice for advocating for the rights, inclusion and well being of …

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