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Which physician discovered that contaminated water was the source of the cholera epidemic in London in 1854?
John Snow was an English physician and a leader in the adoption of anaesthesia and medical hygiene. He is considered one of the fathers of modern epidemiology, in part because of his work in tracing the source of a cholera outbreak in Soho, London, in 1854. His findings inspired fundamental changes in the water and waste systems of London, which led to similar changes in other cities, and a significant improvement in general public health around the world.
What is the source of the fast radio burst (FRB)?
its source is unknown
A fast radio burst (FRB) is a high-energy astrophysical phenomenon manifested as a transient radio pulse lasting a few milliseconds on average. The origin of the FRBs has yet to be determined. Proposals range from a rapidly rotating neutron star and a black hole to an extraterrestrial intelligence.
Who was the first to circumnavigate Australia?
Captain Matthew Flinders RN was an English navigator and cartographer, who was the leader of the first circumnavigation of Australia and identified it as a continent. Flinders made three voyages to the southern ocean between 1791 and 1810. In the second voyage, George Bass and Flinders confirmed that Van Diemen's Land (now Tasmania) was an island. In the third voyage, Flinders circumnavigated the mainland of what was to be called Australia, accompanied by Aboriginal man Bungaree.
What is the name of the discoverer of insulin, a Canadian physiologist and Nobel Prize winner?
Sir Frederick Banting was a Canadian medical scientist, physician, painter, and Nobel laureate noted as the co-discoverer of insulin and its therapeutic potential. Banting, who received the Nobel Prize at age 32, remains the youngest Nobel laureate in the area of Physiology/Medicine. In 1934 he was knighted by King George V.
Who discovered radioactivity?
Antoine Henri Becquerel (15 December 1852 – 25 August 1908) was a French physicist, Nobel laureate, and the first person to discover evidence of radioactivity. For work in this field he, along with Marie Skłodowska-Curie and Pierre Curie, received the 1903 Nobel Prize in Physics. The SI unit for radioactivity, the becquerel (Bq), is named after him.
Who and when discovered the source of the Amazon River?
Samuel Fritz, 1700
Ignacy Domeyko, 1882
Edmund Bielawski, 1961
Jacek Palkiewicz, 1996
Jacek Pałkiewicz is a Polish journalist, traveler and explorer. He is best known for his 1996 expedition to the Andes, which indisputably established the source of the Amazon River to be the Kiwicha snowfield at the feet of Mismi in the Peruvian Andes.
Who Discovered the magnetic field?
Hans Christian Oersted
Danish physicist and chemist Hans Christian Oersted (1777-1851) discovers in 1820 that electric current affects a compass needle and create magnetic fields. He was the first scientist to find the connection between electricity and magnetism. He is remembered today for Oersted's Law.
Who coined the term "gas"?
Cornelis van Niel
Julius von Mayer
Jan van Helmont
Jan Baptist van Helmont (1580–1644) was a Flemish chemist, physiologist, and physician. He worked during the years just after Paracelsus and the rise of iatrochemistry, and is sometimes considered to be "the founder of pneumatic chemistry". Van Helmont is remembered today largely for his ideas on spontaneous generation, his 5-year tree experiment, and his introduction of the word "gas" (from the Greek word chaos) into the vocabulary of science.
Who discovered the first planet outside the Solar System?
A. Wolszczan and Dale Frail
no such planets were discovered
Aleksander Wolszczan (born 29 April 1946 in Szczecinek, Poland) is a Polish astronomer. He is the co-discoverer of the first extrasolar planets and pulsar planets.
What is the deepest known point in the Earth's seabed?
The Challenger Deep is the deepest known point in the Earth's seabed hydrosphere, with a depth of 10,898 to 10,916 m by direct measurement from submersibles, and slightly more by sonar bathymetry. It is in the Pacific Ocean, at the southern end of the Mariana Trench near the Mariana Islands group. The Challenger Deep is a relatively small slot-shaped depression in the bottom of a considerably larger crescent-shaped oceanic trench.