Not all actors are famous people. Not all famous people are actors. All famous people and non-famous people pay taxes all the same.
This week’s digest is a little late. BUT, it doesn’t mean i’ll stop learning.
So this week’s digest is all about the less-known stuff that I never knew and are quite interesting.
THE UNPOPULAR MINERALS AND VITAMINS
There are minerals and vitamins that we don’t even consider taking because we don’t know their purposes in our bodies.
Take, for example, Selenium. A chemical element with an atomic number of 34. It’s naturally a gray crystalline non-metal. These are doped into other materials to make semiconductors.
Selenium is important since it helps create antioxidants that prevent cell damage.
There’s a list of unpopular minerals and vitamins but I guess they’re unpopular since most of them are needed by the body in small amounts.
READ: Selenium in Diet
THE UNPOPULAR ELECTRONIC COMPONENT
If electronics isn’t a thing for you, drop your phone. It’s made of electronic parts.
Kidding aside, many people know the three basic components of any electronic system: the resistor, the capacitor, and the inductor.
But there’s a fourth type which completes the relationships between the basic units of electricity: charge, current, voltage, and magnetic flux.
The applications of this fourth element can range to four times the data density of any memory device. Imagine smaller hard drives: the size of an iPhone 4S with 40 Terabytes.
It can also get rid of RAMS and ROMS and incorporate both into a single space. Every time you do something, everything is stored. You don’t have to press that save button again and again.
WATCH: Memristor – AMAZING!
THE UNPOPULAR CREATOR OF THE DOUBLE HELIX
The discovery of the structure of DNA is as great as Einstein’s Theory of Relativity for Biologists and Chemists alike.
However, it seems that like the invention of the telephone, it’s covered with secrets and conspiracies.
Rosalind Franklin, a British Chemist, led a team in 1951 to begin studying the structure of the Human DNA.
But due to unfriendly environments to women at that time, she was treated differently.
James Watson, an American Biologist, and Francis Crick were also researching about the DNA’s structure at that time. A labmate of Franklin stole photo 51 and gave it to Watson and Crick.
Events like this were common in the scientific community. But with the help of honest and unbiased biographers, it was then found out that Franklin was the one who discovered the structure of the DNA.