Google leaps into leap day with another doodle. This time celebrating the birthday of Italian composer Gioachino Antonio Rossinias well as leap day with a group of musical frogs. Spring is on it’s way and soon frogs will be heard chirping in ponds and marshes. Especially after the rains that are moving in to Silicon Valley tonight. Enjoy the Google Leap Day Logo. Happy Leap Day!
After the storm clears look for snow on the peaks and traffic heading to the slopes.
Google is celebrating the birthday of Heinrich Rudolf Hertz with today’s doodle. The animated GIF image represents an electromagnetic wave in the bright primary colors of the Google logo.
Heinrich Rudolf Hertz was born 155 years ago on February 22, 1857 and is considered the first person to successfully broadcast and receive radio waves.
Though he died at the young age of 36, his research into electromagnetic wave behavior helped pave the way for the amazing array of wireless devices we have today. Though he did not foresee the impact his work would have on future tech, it helped to make our world as connected as it is now. Typing this post on a device that is not connected to any physical wires would not be possible without the work of network engineers who understand the properties of the electromagnetic spectrum.
How many of us will affect the world as much by the age of 36? His name became forever part of our electromagnetic terminology when “Hz” became a standard IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission)unit in 1930. The “Hz” unit represents frequency in cycles per second.
Despite the lack of winter weather here in the valley, Google brings another snowy themed doodle to their home page. This creative animated art piece honors the 125th anniversary of the largest recorded snowflake that fell on this day in 1887 in Montana. The flakes were said to be 15 inches across! Nothing like that has fallen on the slopes around Lake Tahoe this season.
Enjoy this digital remembrance of snow. The forecast doesn’t call for any real snow in the near future.