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By K Krishna Murty

The following now we have scientists who neglected Nobel Prize and people whom Nobel ignored. A Nobel Prize presented to Pauling used to be branded as an insult! yet he's the single one to obtain unshared Nobels. Bardeen lower back to Swedish king for one more Nobel as though to satisfy previous promise. mockingly an Agricultural Scientist obtained a Nobel Peace Prize. certain! what's peace with out nutrients? An anguished Barbara Mc Clintock refused to submit her papers, yet Nobel committee came across her. Then we have now scientists who got awards in felony cells, scientists who made discoveries within the criminal cells. Tesla used to be thrown out of his labs, cheated through one other nice guy yet his alternating present runs our houses now. Carlson went from pillar to submit together with his photocopy laptop and it's now the Xerox. Townes had a revelation for LASER on a park bench. while Maiman made it sensible, a Hollywood actress, Bette Davis puzzled whether it is a loss of life Ray. medications from Jenner, Pasteur and so forth consigned a few illnesses to heritage. If in basic terms Subba Rao had lived many years extra, he may have killed a few extra ailments. A trio of scientists remodeled the 20th century via inventing the transistor. To most sensible it, a scientist who was once no longer allowed to head on a vacation invented the microchip. "New York instances" reversed its ridicule ladled out on a rocket scientist after forty years basically after guy landed at the moon. a faculty instructor testified within the courtroom to avoid wasting his previous pupil, Fansworth for his rightful invention, the tv. Davy overtly declared his pupil as his maximum discovery, Michael Faraday! you may have all of them! This identify contains biographies that train and entertain too.

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Curiously, then aspirin required a doctor's prescription but not heroin! And Aspirin was declared not good for heart! ) PRODUCTION OF PENICILLIN What if Albert Alexander scratches himself while shaving? A small cut on the chin! What if it was in the ravaging times of World War II in 1941! We all had it some time or the other, but this cut made history. Alexander did not bother about the cut at all and after some days it got infected with Septicemia. The policeman was hospitalised with a swollen face, and a temperature of 105° F.

And then there are patent robbers. He had to prosecute 32 infringement cases right up to the US Supreme Court. He made headlines, but not money. His French patent was cancelled on technical grounds; he was bundled off for a 16-day and night free stay at his well-known 'hotel' as he called it, the prison. He had $200,000 debt, when he died, in 1860. However, royalties from his inventions made his family comfortable. His final words were: "Life should not be estimated exclusively by the standard of dollars and cents.

Carlson wrote the words "10-22-38 Astoria" on a slide with India ink. He placed it on top of a zinc plate coated with sulfur. The room was darkened. The sulfur was charged by rubbing with hand kerchief and was lit with a bright light for a few seconds. Then the sulfur surface was covered with spores of fungus, lycopodium. When the fungus was blown off, there it was - an almost exact mirror image. The image was preserved with a wax paper. It sounds amazing but that was the beginning of disappointment and frustration for Carlson.

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