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Today, we celebrate the 192nd birth anniversary of English chemist, Sir Edward Frankland, known for his fundamental work on atoms, elements and structural chemistry.

One of Frankland’s major scientific legacies was his study of organometallic compounds in the early 1850s, when he concluded that atoms had a distinct ‘combining power,’ or as he called it, ‘atomicity’.

In a 1852 publication, Frankland explained that the atoms of each chemical element could only bond with a fixed number of atoms of other elements. This concept, which forms the foundation of structural chemistry, is known as the theory of valence, a derivative from the Latin word, valere.
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Keeping industrial pollutants out of our rivers and lakes. Here’s how nuclear helps keep our water clean. http://ow.ly/7GYJ307KLt4
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The sterile insect technique (SIT) is an environmentally-friendly method used to control insect pests. Curious to know how it works and what makes it “nuclear”? Check out this photo essay for a step-by-step demonstration.
Home · Photo Essays; How a nuclear technique helped save the orange industry in Western Cape, South Africa. How a nuclear technique helped save the orange industry in Western Cape, South Africa. 17 June 2016. Citrus is the second most important agricultural export commodity in South Africa, with ...
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Nuclear medicine may benefit from a method that could secure continued supply of this essential medical isotope. Find out more:
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2017 is upon us! The IAEA has a lot in store for you this year. Our first major event will be the International Conference on Applications of Radiation Science and Technology (ICARST) in April. See below for more:
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Satyendra Nath Bose was born 122 years ago #onthisday. This Bengali-Indian physicist co-developed Bose-Einstein statistics and is the namesake of the “boson”!
Bose studied mathematics and quantum theory before joining the University of Dhaka as a researcher and lecturer. While at Dhaka, he submitted a paper to the British journal, ‘Philosophical Magazine’, on Max Planck’s quantum radiation law, using a novel way of counting the states of identical particles. When the paper was rejected, Bose sent it to Albert Einstein, who, recognizing the importance of Bose’s work, translated the paper into German and recommended it for publication in the prestigious ‘Zeitschrift für Physik’. Einstein later built on Bose’s ideas about particles to develop Bose-Einstein statistics, which they applied more generally to atoms. This also led to the predicted existence of the Bose-Einstein condensate.
Bose's paper was well-received by the scientific community and led to his work with renowned scientists such as Einstein, Marie Curie and Louis de Broglie. In 1954, already a fellow of The Royal Society, Bose was awarded the second highest civilian honour by the Government of India: the Padma Vibhushan. Five years later, he was appointed National Professor of India, the highest honour in the country for a scholar. He held that position for 15 years.
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Curious to know how nuclear helps Bolivians use their water sustainably? Time to discover Purapurani!
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Today, we celebrate the 153rd birth anniversary of Nobel Prize-winning German physicist Wilhelm Wien, who developed the Wien’s displacement law of the black body radiation.
Wien is best known for his work on heat radiation, which resulted in, among others, his laws on displacement (1893) and distribution (1896) and earned him the 1911 Nobel Prize in Physics. Wien also made contributions to the study of cathode rays (electron beams), X-rays and canal rays (positively charged atomic beams). His work later led to the development of mass spectrometry, which is commonly used today at the IAEA to better understand and calculate the energies released by nuclear reactions.
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Good news in the fight against insects that transmit Zika, Dengue and others!
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How nuclear science helped a farmer escape poverty and build a better future for his children: Meet Zaw Oo.
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The IAEA hopes 2017 will bring you positive change, progress and wonderful discoveries!
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Climate change is happening, and nuclear is a way to study, mitigate and adapt to its effects. Watch how scientists in Peru are doing it. #iaeaSDGs
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