Tomás Somohano Gómez

Tomás Somohano Gómez

This Spanish engineer was born in Mexico in 1927. From Asturias, his father had emigrated to that country claimed by a relative who had business in it. He studied in Mexico, later moving to the United States, where he worked in Boulder Dam (Colorado) and General...

Peter Durand

We are in the early nineteenth century in England. The country is experiencing a development of machinery that gives its industry the impetus that ensures economic and financial hegemony. On the other hand and despite having lost its great colony of North America,...
Nicolás  Appert

Nicolás Appert

Nicolás Appert was born on November 17, 1749 in Chalons in French Champagne. His father had an inn under the name of “Cheval Blanc”. In 1750 he settled with his family in the “Hotel du Palais” in Chalons. Nicolás learns there the job of cook...
Luis Pasteur

Luis Pasteur

He was born in Dôle, France in 1822. His childhood was spent among animal skins since his father, who had been a soldier in Napoleon’s army, had set up a tannery workshop when he moved into civilian life. Perhaps his contacts with the chemical products his...

Lázaro Spallanzani

Anyone who knows today a modern canning factory or production of metal containers will wonder what this industry has to do with a clergyman of the century of lights, professor of philosophy and Greek. For a leafy tree to reach its fullness, first we must begin...

Ernie Fraze

The movement of opening a can of beer when on Sunday afternoon we are watching a football game at home on TV or uncovering a can of sardines a day of hiking in the countryside, has become a reflex movement of the hand, as normal as tying shoelaces or brushing teeth....

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