ZenAngelZenAngel2018-02-25Dr. Patricia Bath - medical patent
Dr. Patricia Bath was born on November 4, 1942, in Harlem, New York, to Rupert Bath, the first black motorman for the NYC subway system, and Gladys Bath, a domestic worker who used her salary to save money for her children's education. Her mother piqued the young girl's interest in science by buying her a chemistry set.
Bath attended Howard University and earned her medical degree in 1968. In 1969, she began a fellowship in ophthalmology at Columbia University and discovered that African Americans were twice as likely to suffer from blindness than other patients and eight times more likely to develop glaucoma. Her research led to her development of a community ophthalmology system, which increased the amount of eye care given to those who were unable to afford treatment.
Completing her residency in 1973, she became the first African American to complete a residency in ophthalmology. In 1976, she co-founded the American Institute for the Prevention of Blindness. In 1986, Bath invented the Laserphaco Probe, improving treatment for cataract patients. She patented the device in 1988, becoming the first African-American female doctor to receive a medical patent.
Bath remains a strong advocate of telemedicine, which uses technology to provide medical services in remote areas.
https://instatbt.com/Place/multan/224898027MultanThe Tomb of Shah Rukn-e-Alam is located in Multan. It was built in the early 1300s and was gifted to the descendants of Rukn-e-Alam by Muhammad Bin Tughluq himself. It was always on my list and I am so glad that I finally got to visit it. After talking to some of the people who were working there I got to know that over 150,000 pilgrims come here for the annual URS. This place is a must visit for any history lover.
ZenAngelZenAngel2018-02-25Gladys West: hidden figure
For 42 years, mathematician Gladys West worked at the naval base in Dahlgren, Virginia, as part of the team that developed the Global Positioning System (GPS) in the 1950s and 1960s, according to the Stamford Advocate. Most people didn't know of the 87-year-old's barrier-breaking achievements. West's career started in 1956, when she was the second black woman hired at the Dahlgren base. She was one of four black employees, one of whom, Ira, would later become her husband.West worked with giant supercomputers that filled the room.
She filled her days and nights with countless equations planning and executing highly complex computer algorithms as West began to collect data from orbiting satellites, eventually leading to the development of Global Positioning System. Her supervisor recommended her as project manager for the Seasat radar altimetry project, the first satellite that could remotely sense oceans. In 1979, she was promoted as Project Manager for data processing systems and in1986, published "Data Processing System Specifications for the Geosat Satellite Radar Altimeter", a 60-page illustrated guide. It was published to explain how to increase the accuracy of the estimation of "geoid heights and vertical deflection". This was achieved by processing the data created from the radio altimeter on the geosat satellite which went into orbit on March 12, 1984.
West said she didn't even realize that those extra hours of working late on calculations would lead to this invention. She humbly responded that she was just doing her work not thinking about the impact it would have on the world. And though West has GPS devices like the rest of us, she still trusts her brain above all and a paper map because the data points could be wrong or oudated. Isn't that funny?
Toyota UAEToyota UAE2018-02-25Fill in the blank: Its production ran from 1965 to 1969, it produced 790cc, this is the Toyota _____?
Kiran ShetyeKiran Shetye2018-02-25Heritage walk conducted by Dr.Kumud Kantikar at ancient Shiva temple, 11th century artwork and hindu style of architecture wherein structure are made without foundation but through load bearing walls and interlock joineries of black stones
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