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A Google Doodle to cherish ‘Zipper’ by Gideon Sundback

Google’s latest doodle, a giant zipper running down the centre of the search engine’s homepage, marks the birthday of Gideon Sundback, the Swedish-American electrical engineer most commonly associated with the development of the fastening device that revolutionised the clothing industry – Zipper!!

Before Sundback’s intervention, the idea for a fastener based on interlocking teeth had circulated among engineers for more than 20 years but no one had perfected it. His innovation was to place a dimple on the underside of each tooth and a nib on the top that would sit securely within the dimple of the tooth above it. As a result, the join between two rows of teeth was then strong because no single tooth has enough room to move up or down and come apart. He also created the manufacturing machine for the new zipper.

You can have a look at the Picture (drawing of 1914 patent filling) explaining the Patent here

The name zipper was created in 1923 by B.F. Goodrich, who used the device on their new boots. Initially, boots and tobacco pouches were the primary use for zippers; it took another twenty years before they caught on in the fashion industry. About the time of World War II the zipper achieved wide acceptance for the flies of trousers and the plackets of skirts and dresses. (Source – WikiPedia)

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Your Child’s design could be Google logo – Doodle 4 Google Contest

Doodle 4 Google, a competition where Google invites K-12 students to use their artistic talents to think big and redesign Google’s homepage logo for millions to see. This year they’re inviting U.S. kids to exercise their creative imaginations around the theme, “What I’d like to do someday…”

Whether students want to find a cure for cancer or take a trip to the moon, it all starts with art supplies and some 8.5″ x 11″ paper. And, one lucky student artist will take home a $15,000 college scholarship and $25,000 technology grant for their school, among many other prizes.

Register your kid’s design here for the Doodle 4 Google Contest

Registration closes at 11:59:59 p.m. Pacific Time (PT) on March 2, 2011, and entries must be postmarked by March 16, 2011 11:59:59 p.m. Pacific Time (PT). The winning doodle will be featured on our Google.com homepage on May 20, 2011.

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Did you know about the Secure – Google SSL Search?

Yesterday while I was goog’ling for some information, I noticed this below screen in the Google homepage. Wondered, if it was any new Doodle from Google!

Well, this is the Google Search over SSL. Using this, you can have an end-to-end encrypted search solution between your computer and Google. This secured channel helps protect your search terms and your search results pages from being intercepted by a third party. This provides you with a more secure and private search experience.

Google SSL

To use Google SSL, visit https://encrypted.google.com , when you perform a search!

What can you expect from searching over SSL?

  • SSL encrypts the communication channel between Google and a searcher’s computer.
  • As another layer of privacy, SSL search turns off a browser’s referrers. Web browsers typically turn off referrers when going from HTTPS to HTTP mode to provide extra privacy.

Note that SSL search does not reduce the data that Google receives and logs when you search, or change the listing of these terms in your Web History. Google web search is available over SSL, so other search products like Google Images and Google Maps are not currently available over SSL.!

Courtesy: Features: SSL Search (Google)

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Google Doodle – BuckyBall’s 25th Anniversary

Check out the Google home page today. The Doodle celebrates the 25th Anniversary of the BuckyBall. Buckyball is a spherical fullerene, a molecule composed entirely of carbon, in the form of a hollow sphere, ellipsoid, or tube.

Do check – http://www.google.com/ to experience it!

The invention of buckyball was made in 1985 and was named after buckminsterfullerene. The rare phenomenon was named after Richard Buckminster Fuller. The discovery of buckyball helped lot to understand the chemistry and technological applications in material sciences, electronics and nanotechnologies. Fullerenes greatly contributed to understand the number of carbon allotropes, which were just limited to graphite and diamonds.

Some Google Doodles which was blogged in the past –

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Google Doodle – Honoring Indian Independence Day

Check out the Google home page today. The Doodle celebrates 63 years of Indian Independence. It’s great to see a Rangoli with the colors of Indian National Flag (Saffron, White and Green) and an Ashoka Chakra in the middle.

Do check – http://www.google.com/ to experience it!

India got its freedom from the British rule in the year 1947. Today, flag-hoisting ceremonies are conducted all across the country. The main event takes place in New Delhi, the capital city of India, where the Prime Minister hoists the national flag at the Red Fort and delivers a speech. He highlights the achievements of his government during the past year, raises important issues and gives a call for further development.

Some Google Doodles which was blogged in the past –

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Google Doodle – Honoring Dennis Gabor on his Birthday

Check out the Google home page today. The Doodle celeberates the 110th Birthday of Dennis Gabor. He is a Hungarian-born electrical engineer who won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1971 for his invention of holography, a system of lensless, three-dimensional photography that has many applications. 

In 1947 he conceived the idea of holography and, by employing conventional filtered-light sources, developed the basic technique. Because conventional light sources generally provided either too little light or light that was too diffuse, holography did not become commercially feasible until the demonstration, in 1960, of the laser, which amplifies the intensity of light waves.

Google Doodle - Honouring Dennis Gabor's Birthday

His other work included research on high-speed oscilloscopes, communication theory, physical optics, and television. Gabor was awarded more than 100 patents. You will also be interested to read this Acceptance Speech, which he delivered while recieving the Nobel Prize in Physics (1971).

Also Read – Google Doodle – Celebrating the 30th Birthday of Pac-Man

Courtesy: Dennis Gabor’s Profile