Sciences

Alexander Fleming – The birthplace of the penicillin pioneer in Darvel

A Scottish physician and microbiologist, best known for discovering the world’s first broadly effective antibiotic substance, which he named penicillin. His discovery in 1928 is described as

Benjamin Franklin – The birthplace of the “First American” in Boston

A polymath, he was writer, printer, politician, scientist, inventor and diplomat. Benjamin Franklin was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. As a scientist, he

Vitamin C – The first isolation of the basic nutrient takes place in Szeged

The University of Szeged is one of Hungary’s most important universities and is among the most prominent higher education institutions in Central Europe. Among its teachers were

Marconi National Historic Site – The point of the first official transatlantic wireless communications in Glace Bay

The historic site commemorate the efforts of Guglielmo Marconi to transmit transatlantic radio signals between North America and Europe in the first decade of the 20th century.

Telstar – The world’s first commercial communications satellite is being exhibited in Washington D.C.

  The first two Telstar satellites were experimental and nearly identical. Telstar 1 launched on top of a Thor-Delta rocket on July 10, 1962. It successfully relayed

Michael Faraday – The actual laboratory of English scientist in London

The room is preserved in the basement of the Royal Institution where Michael Faraday made his fundamental discoveries of the magneto-optical effect and of diamagnetism. It was

Nicolaus Copernicus – The final resting place in Frombork

A Polish mathematician and astronomer, who formulated a model of the universe that placed the Sun rather than Earth at the center of the universe. Nicolaus Copernicus

Anders Celsius – The house and the old observatory of the Swedish astronomer in Uppsala

In the 18th century, Anders Celsius performed his research there and built the first observatory proper in 1741. Celsius got the university consistory to buy a large

Mulla Sadra – The historic house of the Persian philosopher in Kahak

A theologian, who led the Iranian cultural renaissance in the 17th century. He was born in 1572 at the time of Safavid dynasty. Though not its founder,

Polio vaccines – Jonas Salk discovers one of the first vaccine in Pittsburgh

Polio was considered one of the most frightening public health problems in the world until 1955 when the Salk vaccine was introduced, and epidemics were increasingly devastating

Apple – The birthplace of the computer company in Los Altos

The company was founded by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne to develop and sell Wozniak’s Apple I personal computer. In 1976, Steve Jobs co-founded Apple

Solvay Conference – The famous fifth Solvay Conference takes place in Brussels

The International Solvay Institutes for Physics and Chemistry, were founded by the Belgian industrialist Ernest Solvay in 1912, following the historic invitation-only 1911 Conseil Solvay, considered a

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