5 Periodic Tables We Don’t Use (And One We Do)

Things are as they are because they were as they were. - Thomas Gold 1920 to present Astrophysicist

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


5 Periodic Tables We Don't Use (And One We Do)

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List of inventors!
List of inventors!

Mark Publicover (born 1958) USA – First affordable trampoline safety net enclosure.

Benjamin Chew Tilghman (1821–1897) USA – sandblasting.

Mikhail Pomortsev (1851–1916) Russia – nephoscope.

James Dewar (1842–1923) UK – Thermos flask.

Samuel P. Langley (1834–1906) USA – bolometer.

Alexander Coucoulas (1933-) USA - Thermosonic Bonding.

Eduard Locher (1840–1910) Switzerland – Locher rack railway system.

Charles F. Kettering (1876–1958) USA – invented automobile self-starter ignition Freon ethyl gasoline and more.

Nasīr al-Dīn al-Tūsī (1201–1274) Persia/Iran – observatory Tusi-couple.

Ruth Handler (1916–2002) USA – Barbie doll.

Mikhail Gurevich (1893–1976) Russia – MiG-series fighter aircraft including world's most produced jet aircraft MiG-15 and most produced supersonic aircraft MiG-21 (together with Artem Mikoyan).

Otto Schmitt (1913–1998) USA – Schmitt trigger (electronics).

Andreas Stihl (1896–1973) Switzerland/Germany – Electric chain saw.

Franz San Galli (1824–1908) Poland/Russia (Italian and German descent) – radiator modern central heating.

Gerolamo Cardano (1501–1576) Italy – a.o. Cardan grille (cryptography).

Albert Coons (1912–1978) USA – Immunofluorescence (microscopy).

Boris Grabovsky (1901–1966) Russia – cathode commutator an early electronic TV pickup tube.

Alberto Santos-Dumont (1873–1932) Brazil – non-rigid airship and airplane.

Enrico Fermi (1901–1954) Italy – nuclear reactor.

Victor Hasselblad (1906–1978) Sweden – invented the 6 x 6 cm single-lens reflex camera.


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Brilliant Quotes By Famous And Awesome Scientists!

Nearly 2.5 billion years of prokaryotic cells and nothing else – two-thirds of life’s history in stasis at the lowest level of recorded complexity… Why did life remain at stage 1 for two-thirds of its history if complexity offers such benefits? ~ Stephen Jay Gould 1941 to 2002 - Paleontologist

The finding of the double helix thus brought us not only joy but great relief. It was unbelievably interesting and immediately allowed us to make a serious proposal for the mechanism of gene duplication. ~ James Watson 1928 – Present - Geneticist

Progress is made by trial and failure; the failures are generally a hundred times more numerous than the successes ; yet they are usually left unchronicled. - William Ramsay 1852 to 1916 Chemist

We think there is color we think there is sweet we think there is bitter but in reality there are atoms and a void. ~ Democritus c. 460 – c. 370 BC

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

We are storytelling animals and cannot bear to acknowledge the ordinariness of our daily lives. - Stephen Jay Gould 1941 to 2002 Paleontologist

An experiment is a question which science poses to Nature and a measurement is the recording of Nature’s answer. - Max Planck 1858 to 1947 Theoretical Physicist


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