13 Problems Only Smart People Understand

Although Nature needs thousands or millions of years to create a new species man needs only a few dozen years to destroy one. ~ Victor Scheffer 1906 to 2011 - Biologist

I think it would be quite wrong to suggest that my colleagues have rejected me or that I reject them. Quite the reverse. It’s only a small vociferous group – mainly biologists I’m sorry to say – that go beyond ordinary scientific criticism and start becoming personal. ~ James Lovelock 1919 – present - Gaia Theorist Inventor Scientific Polymath


13 Problems Only Smart People Understand

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Remi Swierczek (born 1958) Poland – Inventor of Music Identification System and the Mico Changer (coin hopper and dispenser used in casinos).

Robert Feulgen (1884–1955) Germany – Feulgen stain (histology).

Alexander Lodygin (1847–1923) Russia – electrical filament incandescent light bulb with tungsten filament.

Willem Johan Kolff (1911–2009) Netherlands – artificial kidney hemodialysis machine.

Alexander Chizhevsky (1897–1964) Russia – air ionizer.

Yuri Nikolaevich Denisyuk (1927–2006) Russia – 3D holography.

Ira Remsen (1846–1927) USA – saccharin.

Ted Hoff (born 1937) USA – microprocessor.

Andrey Chokhov (c. 1545–1629) Russia – Tsar Cannon.

Adolf Gaston Eugen Fick (1829–1901) Germany – contact lens.

Su Song (1020–1101) China – first chain drive.

Pavel Cherenkov (1904–1990) Russia – Cherenkov detector.

Gerd Binnig (born 1947) together with Heinrich Rohrer (1933–2013) Germany/Switzerland – Scanning tunneling microscope.

Adolf von Baeyer (1835–1917) Germany – a.o. Fluorescein synthetic Indigo dye Phenolphthalein.

Samuel Colt (1814–1862) USA – Revolver.

John J. Montgomery (1858–1911) USA – heavier-than-air gliders.

Frank Marugg (inv. 1944) USA – Wheel clamp.

Philip Diehl (1847–1913) USA – Ceiling fan electric sewing machine.

Carl Linnaeus (1707–1778) Sweden – formal Binomial nomenclature for living organisms Horologium Florae.

Karl Drais (1785–1851) Germany – dandy horse (Draisine).


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Brilliant Quotes By Famous And Awesome Scientists!

Benjamin Franklin performed a beautiful experiment using surfactants; on a pond at Clapham Common he poured a small amount of oleic acid a natural surfactant which tends to form a dense film at the water-air interface. He measured the volume required to cover all the pond. Knowing the area he then knew the height of the film something like three nanometers in our current units. ~ Pierre-Gilles de Gennes 1932 to 2007

God created two acts of folly. First He created the Universe in a Big Bang. Second He was negligent enough to leave behind evidence for this act in the form of microwave radiation. - Paul Erdős 1913 to 1996 Mathematician

Chemistry begins in the stars. The stars are the source of the chemical elements which are the building blocks of matter and the core of our subject. ~ Peter Atkins - 1940 to present

Falsity in intellectual action is intellectual immorality. - Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin 1843 to 1928 Geologist

Dr. Ikemoto repeatedly told me that we should not perform research that simply reproduced somebody else’s results. Rather we should do something unique and new. ~ Shinya Yamanaka 1962 to Present - Stem Cell Biologist

Archimedes’ finding that the crown was of gold was a discovery; but he invented the method of determining the density of solids. Indeed discoverers must generally be inventors; though inventors are not necessarily discoverers. - William Ramsay 1852 to 1916 Chemist

A detective with his murder mystery a chemist seeking the structure of a new compound use little of the formal and logical modes of reasoning. Through a series of intuitions surmises fancies they stumble upon the right explanation and have a knack of seizing it when it once comes within reach. ~ Gilbert Lewis 1875 – 1946


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