Actually everything that can be known has a number; for it is impossible to grasp anything with the mind or to recognize it without this. ~ Philolaus c. 470 – c. 385 BC - Scientist and Philosopher
It is strange that only extraordinary men make the discoveries which later appear so easy and simple. - Georg C. Lichtenberg 1742 to 1799 Physicist
Hans Berger (1873–1941) Germany – first human EEG and its development.
Octave Chanute (1832–1910) US – Civil Engineer.
Nikolay Kamov (1902–1973) Russia – armored battle autogyro Ka-series coaxial rotor helicopters.
Stepan Makarov (1849–1904) Russia – Icebreaker Yermak the first true icebreaker able to ride over and crush pack ice.
Herman Hollerith (1860–1929) USA – recording data on a machine readable medium tabulator punched cards.
Lewis Latimer (1848–1928) USA – Invented the modern day light bulb.
Gilles de Roberval (1602–1675) France – Roberval balance.
Iwan Serrurier (1878–1953) Netherlands/USA – inventor of the Moviola for film editing.
John Harington (1561–1612) UK – the flush toilet.
Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen (1845–1923) Germany – the X-ray machine.
Robert Goddard (1882–1945) USA – liquid fuel rocket.
Roger Bacon (1214–1292) UK – magnifying glass.
Ivan Fyodorov (c. 1510–1583) Russia/Poland–Lithuania – invented multibarreled mortar introduced printing in Russia.
Sam Golden (1915–1997) together with Leonard Bocour (1910–1993) USA – Acrylic paint.
Peter Durand (inv. 1810) UK – canning using tin cans see also Nicolas Appert.
John Moses Browning (1855–1926) USA – Semi-automatic pistol.
Leonid Gobyato (1875–1915) Russia – first modern man-portable mortar.
Christoph Gerber (?–) with Calvin Quate (1923–) and with Gerd Binnig (1947–) Germany/USA/Switzerland – Atomic force microscope.
Raul Cuero (born 1948) Buenaventura Colombia see Inventions and patents list.
Henry Shrapnel (1761–1842) UK – Shrapnel shell ammunition.
If physics and biology one day meet and one of the two is swallowed up that one will be biology. ~ J. B. S. Haldane 1892 to 1964 - Biologist
A fact acquires its true and full value only through the idea which is developed from it. ~ Justus von Liebig - 1803 to 1873
Pure mathematics exist by themselves; no will produces them no power can limit them. They are eternal laws that no man can infringe and from which it is impossible to escape. ~ S. Sandaram Iyer 1883 - Philosopher
Everything that human beings or living animals do is done by protein molecules. And therefore the kind of proteins that one has and therefore the ability one has is determined by the genes that one has. ~ Har Gobind Khorana 1922 – 2011 - Molecular Biologist
Pierre Curie voluntarily exposed his arm to the action of radium for several hours. This resulted in damage resembling a burn that developed progressively and required several months to heal. Henri Becquerel had by accident a similar burn as a result of carrying in his vest pocket a glass tube containing radium salt. He came to tell us of this evil effect of radium exclaiming in a manner at once delighted and annoyed: “I love it but I owe it a grudge.” - Marie Curie 1867 to 1934 Chemist Physicist
The black holes of nature are the most perfect macroscopic objects there are in the universe: the only elements in their construction are our concepts of space and time. - Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar 1910 to 1995 Astrophysicist
Chemists do not usually stutter. It would be very awkward if they did seeing that they have at times to get out such words as methylethylamylophenylium. ~ Sir William Crookes - 1832 to 1919
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