X-Ray Google Doodle Celebrates X-Ray’s 115th Birthday

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Today’s Google Doodle honors the X-Ray with a transparent logo packed with inside jokes.

Accidentally discovered by German scientist Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen in 1895 during an experiment with cathode rays, an X-Ray (or X-radiation) is a form of electromagnetic radiation generated inside a high-voltage vacuum tube. Electrons from a cathode ray reach a velocity and collide, creating an electric current which made it possible to see through objects, even people, for the first time. Just a week after his accidental discovery, Roentgen took the first X-Ray photo of his wife’s hand – wedding ring, bones and all.

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Today’s Doodle, a peek behind the skin of Google’s iconic logo, flickers with a radioactive glow and even gives us a little chuckle from April Fool’s past. The X-Rayed logo’s second “g” shows a bird’s wingbone, a reference to Google’s “Pigeonrank” prank of 2002, where the company claimed that its page ranking system was decided solely by pigeon pecks. (via Telegraph)

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ReneDemonteverde
ReneDemonteverde

Maybe both Obama and Kerry believes that closing their eyes and think that this is the 21st century and countries will adhere to promises and treaties will make it so. 

btt1943
btt1943

Geopolitics remains an important factor that shapes the global politics, but it is not necessarily the main factor. Ideology is. Even ethnicity becomes secondary.