Google fetes Robert Bunsen's 200th B'day with burner doodle

Written by: Abdul Nisar
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Robert Bunsen Google doodle
California, Mar 31: The technology giant Google, featured a new animated doodle on Thursday, Mar 31 to celebrate the 200th birthday of German chemist, Robert Bunsen, who invented the Bunsen burner.

The new animated Google Doodle for Bunsen shows the working of Bunsen burner. The Bunsen doodle depicted a complete Chemistry lab set up with flasks, beakers, cooling towers and coffee pot that gives out bubbles.

Robert Wilhelm Eberhard Bunsen was born on Mar 31, 1981 in Gottingen, Germany. He investigated emission spectra of heated elements, and discovered caesium in 1860 and rubidium in 1861 with Gustav Kirchhoff. He developed the Bunsen burner, which is a common piece of laboratory equipment that produces a single open gas flame, which is used for heating, sterilization, and combustion.

The Bunsen burner burns a continuous stream of a flammable gas such as natural gas, which is principally methane or a liquefied petroleum gas such as propane, butane, or a mixture of both.

Bunsen was one of the most universally admired scientists of his generation. Surprisingly, Robert Bunsen never took out a patent for the Bunsen burner. Bunsen died on 16 Aug 1899.

We at OneIndia, wish Robert Bunsen a 'Happy Birthday.'

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