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Meet Joseph Nicephore Niepce, the man behind photography

Today, the moment we get to know that a day is important, we do ensure to carry our cameras and capture the moment forever in a photograph in order to cherish that moment throughout our life. However, have you ever thought how it all began? Well let us ponder this interesting fact...

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Lafayette Benedict Mendel: Discovery of vitamins A and B

Today, when you walk into a doctor's clinic, the doctor examines you and suggests that you are deficient in Vitamins A and B or may be some other vitamin. However, have you ever given a thought how these vitamins came into existence? Who discovered them on first place? Who named them as A,B, C, D and so on? Well let us find out...

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Jaroslav Heyrovsky: Development of polarography

Jaroslav Heyrovsky is known for discovering the analytical tool polarography. Polarography is a tool that uses dropping mercury electrode (DME) to find out the effects of varying currents and potentials of a compound.

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Irene Joliot-Curie Finds synthesis of new radioactive isotopes

Irene Joliot Curie found out the synthesis of new radioactive isotopes and was awarded for this discovery. Let us find out more about this famous chemist.

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Hermann Emil Fischer Invents Purine

We all are familiar with tea, coffee and chocolate. However, how many of us know the fact that they are made of a base called as purines? May be none of us. Thanks to Hermann Emil Fischer, purines were discovered and Fischer received a Nobel Prize for the same as well. Let us find out how Fischer managed to unveil this important component.

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Karl Ziegler Discovers Ziegler-Natta catalyst

The Ziegler-Natta catalyst is the most used catalyst in the process called as synthesizing of polymers. Known as the most useful catalyst, let us know a little more about the man behind the Ziegler Natta catalyst.

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Michael Faraday: Man Behind Benzene

We all need basic things like detergents, floor cleaners and many other things in our day-to-day life. But do you have any idea what chemical goes into these things? Benzene is the most important chemical that goes into each of these items.

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Hans Christian Oersted: The man behind electromagnetism and Aluminium

Today, no matter which gadget you touch, everything has got Hans Christian Oersted's fingerprints on them, literally. We cannot imagine a life without his precious contribution. Right from the use of MRI scanners to almost everything in our day-to-day life, every object has electromagnetism in them.

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Edward Jenner: Person Behind Smallpox Vaccine

For many decades, smallpox has devastated the humans. But for the past few years, we do not have to worry about this dreadful disease. We need to thank Edward Jenner for inventing an effective vaccine for combating smallpox virus.

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Dan Shechtman: Man Behind Quasicrystals

Prof Dan Shechtman is the first person to discover quasicrystals. Quasicrystals are the crystals found in the atoms of metals that are structured in certain pattern, however unlike a normal crystal, they do not repeat their patterns.

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