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12 December Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management

1957 - The first total artificial heart implantation in an animal - It kept a dog alive for 90 minutes in a pioneering experiment at the Cleveland Clinic by Dr. Willem Kolff and Dr. Tetuzo Akutsu.


1866 -   Alfred Werner - Swiss chemist - research into the structure of coordination compounds -  the 1913 Nobel Prize for Chemistry. He demonstrated that stereochemistry exists in compounds other than that of carbon also.
Stereochemistry - Introduction

1918 - Igor Ansoff - Did doctorate in applied mathematics. After working in various organizations, in 1957 Igor left Rand to join the Corporate Planning Department of the Lockheed Aircraft Corporation. His experience at Lockheed focused his attention on the problem of managing organizations in the face of environmental changes.  He shifted to teaching and joined  Graduate School of Industrial Administration at the Carnegie-Mellon University. He published his book, Corporate Strategy in 1965 and  itwas an immediate success.

In 1969 he accepted a position as Founding Dean of the new Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. He introduced  specialization  in educating change agents, a type of manager  not produced by any U.S. school of business at that time.

He served as Professor of Industrial Administration in the Graduate School at Carnegie Mellon University (1963–1968); Founding Dean and Professor of Management at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee (1968–1973); professor at the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management, Brussels, Belgium (1973–1975); Distinguished Justin Potter Professor of Free American Enterprise, Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt University (1973–1976); Professor, Stockholm School of Economics, Stockholm, Sweden (1976–1983), and Professor, United States International University, San Diego, California (1984–2001).

He died  in San Diego, California, on July 14, 2002.

1927 -   Robert Noyce - American engineer and inventor - He along with Jack Kilby invented the integrated circuit. He held sixteen patents for semiconductor devices, methods, and structures. In 1968, he and Gordon E. Moore founded N.M. Electronics. It was later renamed Intel Corporation. Noyce was  Intel's president and chairman during 1968-75, then served as vice chairman until 1979.

1939 - Michael Gazzaniga - American neuroscientist - He studied how the brain enables humans to perform those advanced mental functions that are generally associated with what we call the mind. In over four decades of split-brain research he has explained the separate and highly specialized functions and abilities of each hemisphere. Gazzaniga also described how the brain facilitates such higher cognitive functions as remembering, speaking, interpreting, and making judgments. His most recent research deals with  comparison of  normal brains with  those having a mental disorders such as schizophrenia.

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The new generation of Index’s ABC automatic lathe

The motorized 27-kW, 6,000-rpm spindle can generate up to 95 Nm of torque.

The  automatic lathe is designed for turning simple to moderately complex parts in cycle times as much as 15 percent faster than the previous generation, with rapid spindle acceleration (8 G), shorter spindle ramp-up times, higher rapid traverse rates and quick chip-to-chip times. Ideal for runs ranging
from 5,000 to 50,000 parts in the 42- to 60-mm range, the machine’s combination of features
supports a very low production cost per piece, even for complex parts,

The lathe is equipped with an 18.5" touchscreen, IndexC200-2D CNC and the company’s Xpanel
i4.0 operating system. Xpanel makes the machine “Industry 4.0-ready,”

Modern Machine Shop, January  2017, p. 130

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Updated 12 December 2017, 29 November 2012

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