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TLBSPEDIA: GRAHAM BELL

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Alexander Graham Bell was born on March 3 1847, in Edinburgh, Scotland. The second son of Alexander Melville Bell and Eliza Grace Symonds Bell, he was named for his paternal grandfather. The middle name “Graham” was added when he was 10 years old. He had two brothers, Melville James Bell and Edward Charles Bell, both of whom died from tuberculosis.

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TLBSPEDIA: 1976

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Here you can see some things that happened in the year of 1976.

– IMPORTANT EVENTS:

Earthquake in Tabgshan China on July 28th kills 655,000.

Earthquake measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale strikes in North Eastern Italy.

Tidal Wave in Philippines kills 5,000.

The First Commercial Concorde Flights take off in UK.

Worst Drought on record hits Britain forcing the use of Standpipes.

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TLBSPEDIA: OPPENHEIMER

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Julius Robert Oppenheimer was born in New York City on April 22 1904. His parents, Julius S. Oppenheimer, a wealthy German textile merchant, and Ella Friedman, an artist, were of Jewish descent but did not observe the religious traditions. He studied at the Ethical Culture Society School, whose physics laboratory has since been named for him, and entered Harvard in 1922, intending to become a chemist, but soon switching to physics. He graduated summa cum laude in 1925 and went to England to conduct research at Cambridge University’s Cavendish Laboratory, working under J.J. Thomson.

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THE THEORY OF EVOLUTION

Here you can see a cool infographic about the Theory of Evolution by Charles Darwin.

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Source: Mocomi

BEAUTIFUL DETAILED PICTURES OF EARTH

The most detailed pictures of the Earth to date has been released by the US Department of Commerce, and it shows how beautiful our planet is. With a resolution four times larger than any other image of the planet ever made, the record was made on January 15 by the climate monitoring satellite GOES-16. Launched in November last year, the satellite sends updated Earth photos every 15 minutes. The high resolution image helps meteorologists identify the location of potentially dangerous climates with greater accuracy. Here you can see the pictures.

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Full disk image

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ASTRONOMICAL EVENTS TO WATCH IN 2017

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3-4 Quadrantid meteor shower will be peaked on 3rd and 4th January but it will be visible on 1-5 January 2017. One can see upto 40 meteors per hour during peak. Meteors seems to radiate from the constellation Bootes, close to the North Star. In 1932, the Quadrantid meteor shower showed maximum activity with 80 meteors per hour.

12 Earth is between the Sun and theMoon and so the Moon will be fully illuminated as seen fromEarth. This phase occurs at 11:34 UTC.

28 Moon will be directly between theEarth and the Sun and will not be visible from Earth. This phase occurs at 00:07 UTC.

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BEST POSTS OF 2016

In this post you can see the top 10 posts of 2016 in our blog:

50 IRON MAN SUITS OF THE LAST 50 YEARS

https://littleblacksubs.wordpress.com/2016/04/04/50-iron-man-suits-of-the-last-50-years/

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TLBSPEDIA: ALFRED NOBEL

Alfred Bernhard Nobel was born on October 21 1833, in Stockholm, Sweden, the fourth of Immanuel and Caroline Nobel’s eight children. Alfred was often sickly as a child, but he was always lively and curious about the world around him. Although he was a skilled engineer and ready inventor, Alfred’s father struggled to set up a profitable business in Sweden. When Alfred was 4, his father moved to St. Petersburg, Russia, to take a job manufacturing explosives. The family followed him in 1842. Alfred’s newly affluent parents sent him to private tutors in Russia, and he quickly mastered chemistry and became fluent in English, French, German and Russian as well as his native language, Swedish.

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THE ABC OF DINOSAURS

Here uou can see a cool infographic with facts about 26 dinosaurs in alphabetical order.


Source: Mocomi

 

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