Archive for March, 2013

Frank Horsfall Theory of Cancer Related to DNA

Inventions & Discoveries

Changes in the cells’ DNA causes cancer According to the late Dr. Frank Horsfall, Jr. cancer is caused by changes in the DNA of cells. His theory provided a basis for numerous more cancer research in finding ways to treat cancer and how heredity control in cells could be a tool in cancer prevention. Frank Lappin Horsfall, Jr. (Seattle, December 14, 1906 – New York, February 19, 1971) was an American physician specializing in pathology. The Tamm-Horsfall protein is named after Igor Tamm and him.  He was a clinician and …Read more

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Wilhelm Konrad Röntgen

Physicists

German physicist Röntgen discovered X-Ray Wilhelm Konrad Röntgen (1845-1923), German physicist was born March 27, 1845.  While teaching at Wuerzburg University in 1895, he discovered X-rays, for which he was awarded the first Nobel Prize in Physics in 1901. Röntgen’s name  is mainly associated with his discovery of the rays that he called X-rays. In 1895 he was studying the …Read more

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Moore’s Law

Moore’s Law
Inventions & Discoveries

Moore’s Law Prediction of Computer Chips Performance According to Moore’s Law, the number of transistors on a computer chip doubles every 18 months or so. This prediction was conceived by Gordon Moore, co-founder and former chairman of Intel Corporation. When Intel’s co-founder predicted in 1965 that as the number of transistors on a chip doubles, performance also doubles, he thought …Read more

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Frédéric Joliot-Curie

Physicists

Frédéric Joliot-Curie, French physicist, shared Nobel Prize in physics with wife Irène Joliot-Curie,  for artificial radioactivity. Frédéric Joliot ( (19 March 1900 – 14 August 1958) was born in Paris and graduated from the École Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles de la Ville de Paris.  In 1925 he became an assistant to Marie Curie at the Radium Institute. He fell in love …Read more

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