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Have you traveled in an airplane? You can thank Luis Walter Alvarez. He helped design a ground-controlled radar system for aircraft landings. This was useful during World War II. The system helped pilots blinded by fog and bad weather to land safely. He also invented the VIXEN radar system which helped U.S. and allied aircraft to see and track enemy submarines under water. In 1968, he earned a Nobel Prize for Physics.
Have you had an x-ray or CT scan? You can thank a woman scientist named Marie Curie. Curie recognized that radioactivity was important in using x-radiation to see bones and tissues in the body. She was a pioneer in mobile x-ray units to help doctors during World War I treat wounded soldiers. She earned two Nobel Prize awards in science.
Visit the Kingswood library to check out a book about Marie Curie. Look for the book in the bibliography section. The call number is B CURIE
To learn more information about Curie, please go to: http://www.brainpop.com/science/energy/mariecurie/preview.weml
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