05-Jan Archive

“Gillette: The best a man can get.”

Probably one of the most popular taglines of modern times. A brand that most men look up to for their grooming needs. But do you know about the man behind the invention of the first safety disposable razor that laid the foundation for this brand. And do you also know that this inventor hoped that he be remembered as one of history’s social and economic reformers. His name was King Camp Gillette. Before we know more about this messiah of men’s grooming, let’s acknowledge one of the most significant problems that troubled society. Shaving was considered as a nuisance and

An Invention that Shocked the World – The Story of Joseph Erlanger.

The 10% myth, that a person has access to only 10% of his brain and that he could indeed unlock and access unchartered territories of his mind is nothing but a pipe dream, but given the number of neurons and the amount of information that each of them stores, inclusive of the genetics and other factors is immensely huge. We are capable of storing the entire amount of information on the internet at present in our brain. Sounds Fascinating, doesn’t it? The study of the human brain and the nervous systems is known as neuroscience.  And thanks to Joseph Erlanger

Stepping into the light – the Story of DeWitt Bristol Brace.

Light as we know existed as long back in time as we can comprehend. Our perception about light however has changed over the years. In the 19th century, all the scientists believed that for anything to propagate there must exist a medium. So to understand the concept of propagation of light, a hypothesis, that there exists infinite ether in the universe through which the light propagated, was accepted globally until the concept of electromagnetic waves came along. Prior to Newton, Christiaan Huygens had hypothesized that light was a wave that propagated through ether, but Newton rejected this idea. This was

Now you see me!

Imagine looking at a painting of a scenery and the same scenery through a window, both having same dimensions. If you halved the dimensions of both, the painting and the window. You wouldn’t be able to relish the complete scenery with the painting now, would you?  The same would be the case with the window. However, if you changed your view point, you would be able to regain the original scenery by standing at a certain point. This is the basic difference between a photograph and a holograph. Dennis Gabor was born on June 5, 1900 in Budapest, Hungary then