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
Every aspect of the world today – even politics and international relations – is affected by chemistry. ~ Linus Pauling - 1901 to 1994
William Bradford Shockley (1910–1989) USA – co-inventor of transistor.
Montgolfier brothers (1740–1810) and (1745–1799) France – hot air balloon.
Samuel Morey (1762–1843) USA – internal combustion engine.
Joseph Day (1855–1946) UK – the crankcase-compression two-stroke engine.
Frank Hornby (1863–1936) UK – invented Meccano.
Edmund Davy (1785–1857) Ireland – acetylene.
Vasily Degtyaryov (1880–1949) Russia – first self-loading carbine Degtyaryov-series firearms co-developer of Fedorov Avtomat.
Carl D. Keith (1920–2008) together with John J. Mooney (c. 1928–) USA – three way catalytic converter.
Wendell Brown (born 1961) USA – ADAP sound editor eVoice voicemail Teleo VoIP virtual workforce and energy efficiency technologies.
Roger Bacon (1214–1292) UK – magnifying glass.
Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519) Italy – conceptualized a helicopter a tank concentrated solar power the double hull. Relatively few of his designs were constructed during his lifetime. Some that were used are an automated bobbin winder and a machine for testing the tensile strength of wire.
William Kennedy Laurie Dickson (1860–1935) UK – motion picture camera.
Willem Johan Kolff (1911–2009) Netherlands – artificial kidney hemodialysis machine.
Octave Chanute (1832–1910) US – Civil Engineer.
Muhammad ibn Zakarīya Rāzi (Rhazes) (865–965) Persia/Iran – distillation and extraction methods sulfuric acid and hydrochloric acid soap kerosene kerosene lamp chemotherapy sodium hydroxide.
Reverend Dr Robert Stirling (1790–1878) Scotland – Stirling engine.
Alexey Dushkin (1904–1977) Russia – deep column station.
Temple Grandin (born 1945) Inventor of the squeeze machine and humane abattoirs..
John J. Mooney (born c. 1928) together with Carl D. Keith (1920–2008) USA – three way catalytic converter.
Mikhail Pomortsev (1851–1916) Russia – nephoscope.
There is no law except the law that there is no law. - John Archibald Wheeler 1911 to 2008 Theoretical Physicist
The development of biology is going to destroy to some extent our traditional grounds for ethical belief and it is not easy to see what to put in their place. ~ Francis Crick 1916 – 2004 Molecular Biologist
Macroscopic objects as we see them all around us are governed by a variety of forces derived from a variety of approximations to a variety of physical theories. In contrast the only elements in the construction of black holes are our basic concepts of space and time. They are thus almost by definition the most perfect macroscopic objects there are in the universe. ~ Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar 1910 to 1995
If your experiment needs statistics you ought to have done a better experiment. - Ernest Rutherford 1871 to 1937 Physicist
We must reason in natural philosophy not from what we hope or even expect but from what we perceive. ~ Humphry Davy - 1778 to 1829
All of physics is either impossible or trivial. It is impossible until you understand it and then it becomes trivial. ~ Ernest Rutherford 1871 to 1937
The literary convention that numbers less than 10 should be given in words is often highly unsuitable in mathematics… The excessive use of the word forms is regrettably spreading at the present time. ~ J.E. Littlewood 1885 – 1977 - Mathematician
[amazon bestseller="smart notebook" count="3"]