PERSEVERANCE IN SPITE OF REJECTIONS: WHATSAPP SUCCESS STORY

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never-give-up attitude and following passion spite of rejections.
“Life is either a great adventure or nothing at all” – That’s what proved by Brian Acton, the Co-founder of WhatsApp, a smartphone app
that allows user to send & receive free SMS  and MMS, without ads. It’s a phenomenal story of perseverance, never-give-up attitude
and following passion in spite of rejections.
The big news in the Tech World as well as in the Business World is that the Social Media giant Facebook buy WhatsApp for a stunning
$19 Billion in cash and stock. While many found this as the greatest deal in social media and mobile application history, this story is
more than a business deal, this is
an epic inspirational story of Brian Acton. Brian Acton, back in 2009 was rejected by social networking social media giants Twitter
and Facebook for job. Yes, four years ago he was rejected by the same company who brought his baby WhatsApp for $19 Billion. It’s certain to become a legendary story of hard-luck, persistence and vindication among job hunters.
In the middle of 2009, Brian Acton was the software engineer that no one wanted to hire. Despite years of experience at Yahoo and Apple Computer, he got turned down by two of the Internet’s brightest stars at the time.
First Twitter said no in May. Then Facebook rejected him in August.
After these rejections, he chooses the start-up route. He teamed up with another Yahoo alum, Jan Koum, to build WhatsApp, that has
become the king of cloud-based. Facebook has agreed to buy the
company for a stunning $16 billion in Stock and cash, along with as much as $3 billion in restricted stock units for the founders. With at
least a 20% stake in the company, Acton is headed toward a $3 billion net worth once the transaction closes. He will be a Billionaire as
the transaction closes. Being rejected for jobs four years ago to becoming Billionaire, isn’t
that inspirational to you? That comeback isn’t just good news
for him, it’s an epic inspirational story for everyone
getting rejected at interviews and at work some day or other. It’s a phenomenal story of perseverance, never give up attitude and following the passion in spite of rejections. What’s my take from this Inspirational Story of Brian Acton and probably yours too?
If you are getting rejected from a world-class organization or unknown institution, if you are
failing in business or studies, your
present failure is just temporary, never give up on your dreams because of present failure and
rejection. In spite of all failure and rejections, if you persevere, if you live life with a never give up attitude and follow your path, then success is what always earn for you.
Your future fortune can’t be defined by the way you start today. These founders started with low profile until their work speak for them and fortune itself find its way to get
them. If you are failing today if you are getting rejected today but if you keep following your dreams, certainly one day you
shine high with the success. And when that happened you not only earn success for yourself but you can inspire a generation…
More than anything, at the face of adversity and rejections, taking life as an adventure is what you all need.
Read his Facebook rejection tweet back in 2009 “Facebook turned me down, It was a great opportunity to connect with some fantastic people.
Looking forward to life’s next adventure. Got denied by Twitter HQ that’s ok, it would have been a long commute”
It took a while, but eventually his optimism paid off. I found this story highly inspirational as so many people are facing rejections at work,
interviews and on the path of their dreams every day, but what the greatest gift of Universe is understanding that rejection and
failures are just temporary, what permanent is our optimism, our indomitable spirit and a never give up attitude. If we move with these
gifts of the universe certainly we will write our own story of success and inspire million across, just like Brian Acton.

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WHY DO FRESHLY CUT APPLE TURNS BROWN

Apples turn brown because of a chemical
reaction called “oxidation” , which is caused by
oxygen from the air. Oxygen is one of the
most reactive substances known. Apples are rich in iron,
which is present in all their cells. Oxygen from the air reacts with the iron in the
apple
cells, forming iron oxides, This is just
like the rust that forms on the surface of iron
objects. An enzyme called polyphenol oxidase
(that’s present in these cells) increase the rate of chemical reaction, that is, helps make this
reaction go faster. The oxidized layer (brown color) formed is just to provides some protection against foreign
bodies that may affect the exposed apple cells.
There’s no harm in eating an apple that has
turned brown, for the iron oxide will not affect you. Meanwhile, if you are to prepare apple juice. The iron oxide
gives it the special golden-brown colour, and
it’s a tastier way to consume an apple!

WHY DO FRESHLY CUT APPLE TURNS BROWN

                  

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Apples turn brown because of a chemical reaction called “oxidation” , which is caused by oxygen from the air. Oxygen is one of the most reactive substances known. Apples are rich in iron, which is present in all their cells. Oxygen from the air reacts with the iron in the apple cells, forming iron oxides, This is just like the rust that forms on the surface of iron objects. An enzyme called polyphenol oxidase (that’s present in these cells) increase the rate of chemical reaction, that is, helps make this
reaction go faster. The oxidized layer (brown color) formed is just to provides some protection against foreign bodies that may affect the exposed apple cells.
There’s no harm in eating an apple that has turned brown, for the iron oxide will not affect you. Meanwhile, if you are to prepare
apple juice. The iron oxide
gives it the special golden-brown colour, and it’s a tastier way to consume an apple!

TIME TO UPDATE PERIODIC TABLE SONGS :SEVENTH ROW COMPLETE WITH FOUR NEW ELEMENTS

Discovered by Russian, American and Japanese scientists, they are the first to be added to the table since 2011, when elements 114 and 116 were put on.

Science textbooks across the world are now out of date after four new elements were added to the periodic table.

The elements, called 115, 117, 113 and 118, now complete the previously unfinished seventh row.

The discovery was verified on 30
December by the US-based International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, the global organisation that governs chemical
nomenclature, terminology and measurement.

IUPAC announced that Russian and American scientists at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research in Dubna and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California had enough evidence to show they had discovered to claim the discovery of elements 115, 117 and 118.

The body awarded credit for the
discovery of element 113, which had also been claimed by the Russians and
Americans, to a team of scientists from the Riken institute in Japan.
Kosuke Morita, who was leading the research at Riken, said his team now planned to “look to the unchartered territory of element 119 and beyond.” Ryoji Noyori, former Riken president
and Nobel laureate in chemistry told the Guardian: “To scientists, this is of more value than an Olympics gold medal”

The elements, which currently bear
placeholder names, will be officially named by the teams that discovered them in the coming months.

“The chemistry community is eager to see
its most cherished table finally being completed down to the seventh row,” said Professor Jan Reedijk, president of the Inorganic Chemistry Division of IUPAC.

“IUPAC has now initiated the process of formalising names and symbols for these elements temporarily named as
ununtrium, (Uut or element 113), ununoctium (Uup, element 115), ununseptium (Uus, element
117), and ununoctium (Uuo, element 118).”

Shock: The four new elements are all man made.

New elements can be named after a mythological concept, a mineral, a place or country, a property or a scientist.

The four new elements, all of which are man-made, were discovered by slamming lighter nuclei into each other and tracking
the following decay of the radioactive superheavy elements.
They only existed for fractions of a second before decaying into other elements.

American, European, Austrian countries have
contributed Immensely to the
development of science in the world, countries are not left out, time is coming that African countries particularly Nigeria will also be among the Frontline of development of science in the world.

SCIENTISTS DISCOVER NEW SUGAR POLYMER THAT PURIFIES WATER IN JUST SECONDS

Scientists discover new sugar
polymer that purifies water in just
seconds.
Cornell University researchers have
created a
polymer that can remove contaminants
from
flowing water within seconds, and do
so far
more efficiently—and cost-effectively—
than
carbon-based faucet filters, according
to the
American Association for the
Advancement of
Science.
The polymer, a porous form of
cyclodextrin (a
sugar molecule), was developed by a
team of
researchers led by William Dichtel, an
organic
chemist at Cornell University and the
lead
author of the study, which is published
in the
journal Nature.
Running a sample of BPA-contaminated
water through their newly developed
material
and a few activated carbon-type water
filters,
they found that while traditional means
of
water filtration took about 30 minutes
to
reach their maximum absorption, the
porous
cyclodextrin polymer reached 95% of its
absorption capacity in just ten seconds

making it the fastest BPA remover ever
developed.
This stuff is also really cheap to make,
and
the researchers estimate that in the
future, it
could cost little amounts of money to
develop. I hope that this new water
filtration material will be useful in not
only
Industrial water filters, but in the states
water board Nigeria where sand is used
in filter bed.

CHEMISTS FIND THE END OF SUICIDE BOMBERS FROM BOKO HARAM IN NIGERIA

From BBC news today.
The suicide bombers in the Paris attacks and northern (North East) part of Nigeria are using
an explosive that is relatively easy to
synthesise at home.
Chemists, however, are leading an effort to
develop sensors to sniff it out. How i wish Nigeria chemists also join.
The explosive, called triacetone triperoxide
(TATP), is produced by combining chemicals
sold in pharmacies and hardware stores.
Several research groups across the world are
now developing sensors to detect TATP before
it can be detonated. How i wish Nigeria chemists are also included because suicide bomber is the Alternative for Nigeria terrorists (boko haram) now.
“Anyone who could follow a recipe to make a
pumpkin pie could follow the recipe to make
TATP,” says Dr Kenneth Suslick, professor of
chemistry at the University of Illinois.
That is why terrorists find the chemical so
attractive, say experts. Suicide bombers all
over the world have used TATP, from
Palestinians in the West Bank to the “shoe
bomber” Richard Reid. Even in northern part of Nigeria.
SENSITIVE SENSORS
Chemists are seeking to exploit a physical
characteristic of TATP known as vapour
pressure. This property refers to how readily a
compound converts from the solid to the
gaseous state.
Because TATP has a relatively high vapour
pressure, it easily becomes a gas. Therefore,
in theory, a suicide bomber wearing a vest
containing TATP should emit enough gaseous
particles to set off the alarm on a sensor.
Dr Suslick’s group has developed a handheld
scanner that detects TATP and other
explosives after they react with a colorimetric
sensor array. His work is funded by the US
Department of Defense.
When gaseous TATP molecules enter the
sensor, they encounter a solid acid catalyst.
The acid converts TATP back into its
constituent parts, acetone and hydrogen
peroxide.
Hydrogen peroxide, an unstable oxidising
agent, then reacts with dye molecules in the
sensor, causing them to change colour.
By detecting these colour changes, the highly
sensitive portable scanner can detect fewer
than two parts per billion TATP.
Furthermore, in a recent paper published in
the journal Chemical Science, Dr Suslick’s
team describes a more advanced sensor their
team has created, which uses a panoply of
various color-changing chemical indicators.
This new sensor detects about a dozen
different explosives.
Dr Otto Gregory, professor of chemical
engineering at the University of Rhode Island,
believes that Dr Suslick has developed a good
technology. That has not prevented his lab,
however, from working on its own.
A DIFFERENT APPROACH
Funded by the US Department of Homeland
Security, Dr Gregory’s team has published a
paper in the journal ECS Transactions that
describes an entirely different strategy for
detecting TATP.
Their sensor employs a tin oxide catalyst.
When TATP interacts with the catalyst, it
produces heat that is detected by the sensor.
I hope the present national security adviser will leave no stone unturned in ending suicide bombers in Nigeria when given the fund unlike…