Sunday, July 3, 2016

Google Doodles Archive July 2016

July 7, 2016 Nettie Stevens’ 155th birthday

What are the genetics behind gender? This simple question drove the work of Nettie Stevens. Building on research by Edmund Beecher Wilson and Thomas Hunt Morgan at Bryn Mawr, Stevens discovered the connection between chromosomes and physicality. Her breakthrough evolved into the XY sex-determination system, now taught in classrooms around the world. Stevens died of breast cancer 155 years ago, but her discovery lives on in today’s Doodle.

July 5, 2016: Juno Reaches Jupiter

A NASA satellite built like a tank is settling into polar orbit around Jupiter, the mysterious gas giant two doors down from Earth. Juno’s five year, 500 million mile journey will culminate in a treasure trove of new pictures and measurements taken by its nine instruments. What Juno tells us about Jupiter will detail the planet’s magnetic and gravitational fields and interior structure, revealing how it was formed and providing clues to our own planet’s humble beginnings. 

 In satellite terms, Juno is a warrior. Building the 3,500-pound device for Jupiter’s brutal atmosphere took seven years and countless hours of testing. NASA scientists equipped Juno with titanium shields to withstand pummeling rocks, powerful radiation, and freezing temperatures. It’s armor will keep it safe and working properly over its year-long polar orbit collecting data about Jupiter. Today's Doodle celebrates this incredible moment of human achievement. Bravo, Juno!

July 5, 2016: Algeria National Day 2016

Decades ago, Le Port de Sidi Fredj, a port on the northern tip of Algiers, Algeria’s capital, was the landing spot of the French invasion. Today, it’s a bustling part of town where visitors can admire ships and the surrounding Algerian Sea while browsing local shops and cafes. 

 At the forefront of the port stands an ancient structure from the Ottoman period, one of the many longstanding monuments that adorn the nation. Today we commemorate Algeria’s rich history by celebrating 52 years of independence. Happy National Day, Algeria!

July 5, 2016: Carmen Costa’s 96th Birthday

Today Google Doodle celebrate's Carmen Costa’s 96th Birthday, the Carmelita Madriaga, conhecida como, foi uma cantora e compositora Brasileira. The Nascida no interior aos 15 anos ela trabalhava na cidade do Rio de Janeiro como empregada doméstica do cantor Francisco Alves.

July 5, 2016 Venezuela National Day 2016

Today marks Venezuelan Independence day, when the people of Venezuela chose to found their own nation based on principles of equality and freedom. Venezuela's colorful culture includes a mix of influences from Africa, Spain, and her own indigenous peoples. Like its heritage, the countryside and animal life are rich in diversity: Venezuela is in the top 10 countries on Earth for variety of animal species and plant life. Today's Doodle shows this off in spades — the sparkling Colibrí Coliblanco takes wing across our home page as Venezuela's proud national bird.

July 4, 2016: Fourth of July 2016

Happy Fourth of July! Today’s Doodle celebrates America’s 240th anniversary by depicting the flag’s stars participating in uniquely American pastimes - baseball, grilling, surfing, marching bands, and more.

July 4, 2016: Mudik 2016

Beep, beep! Indonesia’s streets are busier than usual today due to Mudik, the mass migration of city dwellers to their rural hometowns. Coinciding with the end of Ramadan, Mudik sends millions of travelers weaving through the country via car, bus, motorbike, and train. Today’s Doodle captures the excitement of this journey and the gifts that are exchanged at the end of the road. Safe travels to all this year!

July 2, 2016: 2016 Australian Federal Election

A federal election to determine all 226 members of the 45th Parliament of Australia took place on Saturday 2 July 2016, after an extended eight-week official campaign period. It is the first double dissolution since the 1987 election.

July 1, 2016 Canada Day 2016

Break out the Canadian flags and barbecue - today is Canada Day! Also known as the fête du Canada and Canada’s birthday, today celebrates July 1, 1867, when three British North American provinces joined to create the confederation of Canada. While July 1 became a holiday in Canada in 1879, it wasn’t officially celebrated until its 50th anniversary in 1917. Celebrations this year (and most) include parades, outdoor concerts, and air shows from Canada’s Air Force. Today’s Doodle commemorates the holiday with a depiction of aurora borealis, or the Northern Lights. Arguably one of nature’s most beautiful sights, the Northern Lights are best viewed on a crisp Canadian night. Happy birthday, Canada!

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