понедельник, 9 сентября 2013 г.

Discoveries and Inventions

Dear Students,

Today we've been watching videos about discoveries and inventions.
Which of the discoveries has been the most important so far? Why?
Which discovery will have the most important consequences in the future? Why?
Which discovery or invention is the most important for you?
Do you admire any of the scientists? Why?
Which of the discoveries/inventions are the most difficult to understand?

Take care,
Yulia

Some more videos about

Penicillin discovery:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HyFZ94NkNqM
Einstein's Equation:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7h7tyQlpda4
Eniac:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=goi6NAHMKog
DNA:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMjfZB22O3k

13 комментариев:

  1. 1. I think the most important discovery was a penicillin, because it had saved a lot of soldier's lives in World War II. Moreover it was the first antibiotic, which killed a lot of infectious bucteria.
    2.  In my oppinion it will be a DNA molecule, because new knoledge in this area will help scientist to make drugs from serious genetic illnesses.
    3. The most important invention for me is computer, because i can't imagine my life without it. Due to computer I can communicate with my friends from other countries and find information for my lessons rather fast.
    4. I really admire Albert Einstein, because his life was really hard, but he become a great scientist. As we know he was a bad student and all his teachers were very angry on him. Moreover he had very bad marks at school. And despite all of difficults he became a well known scientist.
    5. The most difficult for me to understand is the Einstein's equation, because I don't understand physics at all and I'm really bad at this subject.

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  2. 1.In my opinion, the discovery of penicillin has been important so far, because in 11 years the Second World War started and this drug had saved millions of lifes. Also it became useful immediately after it's discovery because of it's necessity.
    2.Well, I think that a more detailed study of DNA molecule will improve situation of humanity. May be scientists will remove a part of gene to kill off some hereditary diseases. But all in all study of DNA molecule can change our life totally.
    3. As for me, the most important discovery for me is Eniac, because through the years it turned in modern computers, that we use now, and which make our live not so much easier, but much more interesting. For example, a lot of communities in social Networking can make our evenings not so boring, and provide a lot of funny, intersting information in one click.
    4.I should confess that I don't admire any scientists. Certainly they have made a lot of inventions that changed our life totally, and here is no doubt that they have done really time-consuming work but I'm not interested in physics, biology and in science at all. It is really hard for me to understand most of this inventions, so all the scientist are like magicians for me.
    5. They are all difficalty understanding, but the DNA molecule is the most difficult. Humans' organism has complex structure and people still not understand all singularity of it.

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  3. 1. To my mind, the most important discovery is penicillin. It can kill or stop the growth of a disease-causing microbe, that’s why, perhaps, some of us are here only because penicillin saved our life. Besides, transplant operations which are necessary for some people would be impossible without it. Penicillin's ability to cure people of many bacterial infections has saved so many lives during wars and everyday life that it is easy to understand why I think this discovery is the most important so far.
    2. I think, Eniac will have the most important consequences in the future as information technologies are used in all parts of our life. Being the first programmable computer, it helped scientists to invent modern and high-quality netbooks, pocketbooks and etc. In the future we will use it more and more.
    3. I admire Fleming most. Firstly, his discover saved many lives. I don’t think it was just a lucky accident. For example, if I had seen a blue mould in the dish around which bacteria had been destroyed, I wouldn’t have understood the importance of it. But he was really into it.
    4. Being bad at physics, I can’t understand how does the maser work. Emission, optics, engineering – it is so difficult for me!

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  5. 1. I think the most important discovery was a penicillin. Penicillin had saved a lot of lives in World War II. Besides the discovery of penicillin is important in our life, because penicillin is a basis of antibiotics.
    2. In my opinion, computer will be has the most
    important consequences in the future. Because the modern scientists improve new technologies and create new gadgets every years. Computers became better than earlier. They are used in all fields of activity, in medicine, economy, educational activities. Besides people can't provide their life without computers.
    3.The most important discovery for me is computer. It help me with many things. Computer could my life more easier.
    4. Yes, of course! I really admire of Albert Einstein. I think he is outstanding person. He made many discoveries in the field of physics and he is rather good scientist
    5. The most difficult to understand for me is DNA molecule. I do not understand how Watson and Crick can to discovered DNA molecule. It is so difficult.

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  6. 1. i think that penicillin hss been the most important discovery, becouse it had saved a lot of people in WWII. It is less harmful to our immunity, than antibiotic.
    2. in my opinion, people will learn a lot about DNA molecule.In our body has a lot of mysteries that scientists can solve by studying DNA. maybe they will invent a new drug that could cure cancer or be able to change the human genotype.
    3. I was very impressed with Alexander Prokhorov and Nikolai Basov. despite the fact that they were based on the idea of ​​Einstein, they have made a great contribution to science. their invention is very important and useful invention.
    4. the most difficult to understand was the study of the DNA molecule. Our bodies have not been studied to the end yet, there are many versions of each assumption and if you do not delve into the study of biology, it will be very difficult to understand the basic of this discovery

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  7. 1. From my point of view, the Albert Einstein's discovery is the most important of the mentioned discoveries, because many of the next inventions were made based on this equation. We would not know many things about the things happening around us without it.
    2. I think, the invention of a computer will have the most important consequenses in future, because this discovery has already made a real breakthrough, but there are still many aspects in IT to develope
    3. As for me, I admire Albert Einstain most, because he has made lots of significant discoveries. Besides, he has very interesting biography
    4. In my opinion, the most difficult to understand is the discovery of Alexander Prokhorov and Nikolay Basov, because I'm nor really into biology and medicine, so it's hard to evaluate the whole significance of it

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  8. Which of the discoveries has been the most important so far? Why?
    I believe, Fleming's discovery was a real breakthrough in the XX century. There's no doubt that during WWI and WWII the most important purpose was to help soldiers not to die from infections. And Fleming was the first scientist who had a magnificent success in this area.

    Which discovery will have the most important consequences in the future? Why?
    Personally, I agree with Kate and Valery that it will be a computer discovery. Nowadays we can't imagine our life without computers so, I’m sure, there will be much more inventions connected with IT.

    Which discovery or invention is the most important for you?
    As for me, Einstein’s theory of relativity was one of the greatest discoveries in physics. It became a fundamental part of it and all modern science is based on it.

    Do you admire any of the scientists? Why?
    I guess, I really admire Einstein and his hard work . In the beginning of the XX century nobody could ever imagine that he would be the author of a ground-breaking theory like this. But what can we see now? He turned out a real genius and one of the greatest scientists in history.

    Which of the discoveries/inventions are the most difficult to understand?
    I’m not really into biology so it would be the discovery of DNA molecule. Honestly, I still have no idea how only 4 chemicals in our DNA can produce such a big code.

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  9. I agree with some of my classmates that penicillin was the most important discovery of the mentioned because it helped to save a lot of lives during WWII, but I'd like to add that the discovery of DNA-structure was very significant too as it helped doctors to cure some hereditary illnesses.

    In my opinion the invention of a computer will have the most important consequences in future because of computer's distribution all over the world.

    I admire Albert Einstein most of all because he was really genial. He had a lot of works at Physics and scientific books. Also I like that kind of person because he was very independent.

    I think that the most difficult for understanding is the discovery of Alexander Prokhorov and Nikolay Basov. To tell the truth, I still don't understand what is the maser.

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  10. I can't disagree with the previous answers, that the discovery of penicillin has a great importance. It's a well-known fact, that penicillin helped to save the lives of millions during the WWII. So, that's why I believe, it's a very sagnificant invention.

    To my mind, the invention of computer will have the most important consequences in the future, taking into account the fact that we use it almost everyday and can't live without it.

    Certainly, I admire most Einstein. In my opinion, he was a hughly educated person with the "mobile mind".

    To tell the truth, ,it's very difficult for me to understand the discovery of the model of DNA. I'm not so good at biology, so it seems to me an increadible thing.

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  11. 1. Which of the discoveries has been the most important so far? Why?

    I am convinced that penicillin saved countless lives all over the world. Discovery of Alexander Fleming did ground-breaking work on the medicine, which change the course of history. Moreover, penicillin helped to cope with the most ancient diseases such as gangrene or tuberculosis.

    2. Which discovery will have the most important consequences in the future? Why?

    In my view knowledge about DNA molecule have a big matter for humanity. It has helped to cure some hereditary deseases and to create fundamentally new meds.

    3. Which discovery or invention is the most important for you?

    As for me i cant imagine my life without computer. It gives a lot of opportunities for work, study and entertainments. Also it makes my life much comfortable.

    4. Do you admire any of the scientists? Why?

    I admire every scientist because their hard-working and time-consuming research, faith in yourself and true love for the cause change our world for the better. But especially i admire Alexander Prokhorov and Nykolay Basov. These Russian scientists used their knowledge of optics and radio engineering to develop the maser, which still play a very important role in astronomy and space research.

    5. Which of the discoveries/inventions are the most difficult to understand?

    I absolutely do not understand the Einstein's Equation:) But i dont deny the importance of this discovery :)

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  12. 1. In my opinion, I think that all of discoveries are most important for a humans, in a different time, when just this discoveri hapenned.
    2. Oh,I should to repeat just previous answer, because I really think that all of this discoveries and developments have just one "price".That is it all of this discoveries and developments will play an important role in the future.
    3.As for me, I think that developments which developed computers is the most important.
    4.Everyone of this scientist's are great, because when they're made their discoveries and developments they was so ground-breaking scientist's!
    5.All of this discoveries are easy to understand, as for me.

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