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Elena Cornaro Piscopia: Google Doodle celebrates 373rd Birthday of 1st woman PhD holder and Italian Philosopher



Google celebrates the 373rd birthday of world’s first woman PhD holder, Italian philosopher, theologian Elena Cornaro Piscopia with a doodle.

Google on June 5, 2019, is celebrating the 373rd birthday of Italian philosopher, scholar theologian Elena Cornaro Piscopia with a doodle. In 1678, Elena Cornaro Piscopia, also known as Helen Cornaro, became the first woman in the world to earn a PhD degree, at the age of 32.

This doodle, made by California-based illustrator Alyssa Winans, was enlivened by Piscopia’s single-minded dedication to her studies yet in addition by the sheer delight she felt at the possibility of quiet study. In a short interview on the blog, the artist said it’s vital to highlight the accomplishments of women in academia. I think it’s vital, not only to inspire students of today to recognize what they can accomplish but also to paint an accurate portrait of women’s contributions throughout history.

9 significant things about Elena Cornaro Piscopia that you should know

Born on June 5, 1646, in Venice to a nobleman and his mistress, Elena Cornaro Piscopia began her studies in Latin and Greek under distinguished instructors and polished her skills in these languages. By the time Elena was seven, her parents had recognised her giftedness.

She also mastered Hebrew, Spanish, French, and Arabic, while studying the harpsichord, clavichord, harp, and violin. She became an expert musician as well.

Elena later studied mathematics and astronomy, but her greatest interest was in philosophy and theology. In 1672, she enrolled at the University of Padua after becoming president of the Venetian society Accademia dei Pacifici.

In 1669, she translated the Colloquy of Christ’ from Spanish to Italian. The bishop of Padua, when he learned that Elena was pursuing a degree in theology, refused to award her a Ph.D on the grounds that she was a woman.

Struggling through this phase, she applied for a Doctorate of Philosophy with her father’s support.

In 1678, Elena Cornaro Piscopia’s oral examination garnered so much interest that the ceremony got organised in Padua Cathedral instead of the university to accommodate an audience that included professors, students, senators, and invited guests from Universities all over Italy.

Speaking in Latin, Elena Cornaro Piscopia explained difficult passages randomly selected from Aristotle’s writings. Her eloquence impressed the committee very much after which they expressed their approval viva voce rather than by secret ballot.

Elena was presented with the traditional laurel wreath, ermine cape, gold ring, and book of philosophy, after the successful interview at the Padua cathedral.

She died due to poor health conditions and the extensive charitable work, the rigorous penances she performed, and her extreme dedication to her studies took their toll on her weak physical condition.


Galaxy Quantum 2 of Samsung has quantum cryptography built in



Samsung and South Korean transporter SK Telecom have declared the Galaxy Quantum 2, Samsung’s second telephone that features built-in quantum cryptography technology for expanded security. It’s the development to a year ago’s Galaxy A Quantum.

The Quantum 2 incorporates a chip developed by a company called ID Quantique, which says it’s the world’s smallest quantum random number generator (QRNG) at 2.5mm square. It works by capturing random noise with a LED and a CMOS image sensor. As per SK Telecom, the QRNG chip “allows smartphone holders to use services that require security in a more safe and secure manner by generating unpredictable and patternless true random numbers.”

Quantum cryptography RNG is viewed as extremely challenging to hack without extensive physical access to a given device. The advantages will appear to be pretty specialty to the average customer, however the QRNG chip does automatically work with apps that utilization the Android Keystore APIs, which should make the technology more open for developers. SK Telecom is touting local compatibility with any semblance of Shinhan Bank and Standard Chartered Bank Korea, in addition to its own administrations like T World. The transporter says it’ll work with more administrations later on, including Samsung’s own Visas.

The actual telephone has reasonably high specs, near what you’d have found in a very good quality lead telephone from a little while back. It has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus processor, a 64-megapixel camera, and a 6.7-inch 120Hz OLED display.

The Galaxy Quantum 2 is just affirmed for a release in South Korea at the present time. It’ll go marked down on April 23rd.

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 to utilize a less than 4000+ mAh battery capacity



Reports emanating out of South Korea reveal the latest speculation regarding the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3. As indicated by the reports, this device will come with a 4380 mAh battery. This battery capacity is lower than the 4500 mAh battery which the past generation, Galaxy Z Fold 2 uses. Also, the report guarantees that the lithium batteries will be from Samsung SDI.


As indicated by reports, the South Korean manufacturer is reducing the battery due to the change in display size. The organization reduces the size of the Galaxy Z Fold 3 to 7.5 inches. Review that the past generation Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 accompanies a 7.5-inch show. In any case, the size of the interior screen stays as before in the two models, 6.2-inches. The movability of the Z Fold 3 cell phone will be higher than that of the past generation .


As indicated by past reports, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 will support the S Pen stylus. This isn’t really a speculation, there is an official confirmation for the organization on this. The display will come with a “left and right” dual foldable display. The presentation will fold inwards from the two sides. This implies that this smartphone will come with two hinges.

Moreover, Samsung will upgrade the UTG ultra-thin glass technology of the new cell phone. The new upgraded display will come with a higher hardness to adapt to the touch of the stylus. The general durability and flatness of this display are better than those of plastic screens. Likewise, the organization also increases the thickness of the new age of UTG glass. Besides, the Mohs hardness can arrive at level 5.

As indicated by speculations, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 2 telephones will probably arrive in July 2021. The telephones will utilize the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor. Besides, the display will support an adaptive refresh rate, and it will likewise have under-screen front camera technology.

As per reports, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 is already ready for mass production. An internal anonymous source claims that device comes with digital sensor instruments and better UTG.

His words, ‘We have developed technologies such as digital sensor instruments and UTG that can respond to stylus input. I know that we have completed the preparations and prepared the machine for mass production.’

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T-Mobile will give you a free Samsung Galaxy A32 5G if you trade any old telephone



T-Mobile is talking a major 5G game today, declaring that it’s giving any individual who trades any old telephone a free Samsung Galaxy A32 5G. The old telephone has to be in working order, but it can be any phone – the press release even mentions you can trade a Sidekick, flip telephone, whatever.

The “free” bit comes after 24 bill credits, so you should stay for a very long time to profit, you actually need to make good on sales tax – yet hello, it’s almost free after all.

The transporter additionally reported that it’s upgrading all of its customers (counting those beforehand on Sprint) who are on a limited data plan to a limitless 5G plan for free.

Moreover, T-Mobile Home Internet by means of 5G launches today with 30 million homes qualified, making the transporter “one of the largest broadband providers in the entire country by service area” from the very first moment. The release snarkily adds that “that’s already more homes than Verizon hopes to cover by the end of 2023”. Oh, and 10 million of those eligible homes are in rural America. There’s only one Home Internet plan, at $60 per month flat, with “expected average speeds of 100 Mbps for most new customers”.

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