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As the box of technology, know-how & Society (STS) is inter-disciplinary, this A-to-Z assortment offers scientists from backgrounds as varied as early aviation know-how and smooth laptop technological know-how. There are compelling biographies of biophysicists, chemists, physicians, electric engineers, psychologists, pathologists, mathematicians, and extra. the typical point shared by way of those famous contributors is the way their social surroundings formed and contributed to their medical paintings.
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S. government to endorse the Treaty of Geneva. Among the provisions included in the treaty was the establishment of the Red Cross, an international wartime relief organization. Barton agreed, but before she could return to the United States, Clara Barton, who is best known for establishing the American Red Cross. (National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health) 32 Becquerel, Antoine-Henri the Franco-Prussian War commenced, and she joined the Red Cross workers on the front lines. Barton returned to the United States in 1873, but she soon suffered a nervous breakdown and was unable to work for two years.
His patent was issued on October 6, 1914, and he licensed use of the regenerative circuit to Marconi’s company that year. S. Army Signal Corps as head of the airplane radio section of the Research and Inspection Division, stationed in Paris. S. military forces with radios and was responsible for researching means of intercepting enemy radio transmissions. Toward this end, he conducted experiments from the Eiffel Tower to invent what he called the superheterodyne circuit, which converted high incoming radio frequency into a lower radio frequency before amplifying it, thus allowing the receiver to pick up barely audible signals.
Born Clarissa Harlowe Barton on December 25, 1821, in the small town of North Oxford, Massachusetts, Barton was the youngest of five children born to a middle-class farming family. Barton’s father, Stephen Barton, was not only a farmer but also a businessman and state legislator. Her father largely influenced Barton’s compassion for her fellow humans. Barton’s mother, Sarah Stone, was an intense and eccentric woman with a fierce temper. With many daily family chores, Barton developed a strong work ethic at an early age.