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Who Discovered Gravity?

Who Discovered Gravity?
Gravity is the scientific term used to refer to the force exerted by a planet on objects nearby. This force is the one responsible for keeping the planets as well as the sun in their orbits. Gravity is also responsible for the development of tides. The force is important to keep high temperature in the stars’ interiors. In order to learn more about this concept, it is necessary to take a look at the history of the discovery of gravity. Read more VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 9.3/10 (15 votes cast)

Who Discovered Jupiter?

Who Discovered Jupiter?
Jupiter is among the five planets in our solar system that are visible in the night sky. You can observe this planet without any aid from binoculars or telescopes. Because of its night time visibility, we know that this planet has been seen by people even before anyone has ever recorded history. Because of this we can’t really tell who discovered Jupiter. The planet has always been known even in ancient times. It has also been observed for thousands of years by many different people. Galileo’s Discovery Jupiter was observed by Galileo Galilei on January 7, 1610. Not only was he able to discover the planet he was also able to discover three of the many moons orbiting it. On January 13 of the same year, which is only six nights after, he discovered a fourth moon. The four moons were later dubbed the Galilean Moons. All the moons were named after the lovers of the god Zeus. However, even after Galileo’s discovery we may not credit him as the astronomer who discovered Jupiter. Challenge...

Who Discovered DNA?

Who Discovered DNA?
The story of who discovered Dna is a story of broken friendship that gave way to one of the greatest breakthroughs in Science. But it is a wonder what could have happened if the friendship had gone smoothly to the end. Linus Pauling Linus Pauling was a physical chemist who put forward a Dna model out of practical thinking that mathematical estimation in the 1950s. He was fascinated with Dna research. He would have been the man who discovered Dna if not for his aloofness from other English scientists. This kept him from being updated as other scientists were, like Watson and Crick. James Watson and Francis Crick The discovery of Dna or deoxyribonucleic acid happened when James Watson and Francis Crick were working together to find out the configuration hemoglobin. As they were doing so, they stumbled upon this particular acid cell. After much collaboration with other scientists, they were later credited with being the men who discovered Dna. Today, their names are associated with the discovery...

Who Discovered Medicine?

Who Discovered Medicine?
Introduction Medicine is universal to all mankind. It may even be found amongst animals. For example tigers and dogs eat grass when they have digestive problems. Because sickness is common to all, it is impossible to say that one person discovered medicine. Here we give a brief history of medicine in the ancient world. Oldest Discoveries in Medicine Like animals, primitive man used plants as medicine. Animals seem to know what is good for them when they are ill. It may be inherited or instinctive knowledge, or a little bit of both. With prehistoric man it was probably the same thing. Over time with much experimentation, people came to know more and more about the helpful plants around them. These herbs, fruits and vegetables were therefore the first medicine humans discovered. Discovery of Medicine in Egypt Herodotus in his Histories praised the ancient Egyptians as “the healthiest of people,” second only to Libyans. He ascribed this to good weather conditions and a sound health care...

Who Discovered Pi?

Who Discovered Pi?
Most of us are familiar with the pi. Why wouldn’t we be when it is a staple of the basic math education that we get in high school? But it is safe to assume that most of us are not aware of some important facts about the pi. Familiar as the pi may be to us, questions such as ‘who discovered pi’, ‘how was the value acquired’, ‘why is it a constant’, will leave most of us dumbfounded. Knowing these facts may not be that essential for our everyday living but it won’t hurt as well especially given the fact that the pi is one of the elements that constitute the foundations of mathematics, and therefore of the modern world as well. Before we go into answering who discovered pi, let’s first tackle a little bit of historical background relevant to its discovery. As early as 1900 BC, geometers from ancient civilizations such as Babylon, India, and Egypt, are already aware of one fundamental property of the circle: that a circle’s circumference is always a little over three...