Weird Ways of Measuring – Puzzle, Video & Quotes

Famous And Awesome Scientists Quotes:
What is possible in the Cavendish Laboratory may not be too difficult in the sun. - Sir Arthur Eddington 1882 to 1944 Astronomer Physicist Mathematician

I have eaten 2/3 of 1/3 of my food ration. 7 remains. How much food did I start with? ~ Cuneiform Babylonian mathematics exercise 1900 – 1600 BC

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Johann Wolfgang Döbereiner (1780–1849) Germany – Döbereiner's lamp (chemistry).

Norman Holter (1914–1983) USA – Holter monitor.

Ulugh Beg (1394–1449) Persia/Iran – Fakhri sextant mural sextant.

Anatoly Alexandrov (1903–1994) Russia – anti-mine demagnetising of ships naval nuclear reactors (including one for the first nuclear icebreaker).

Hans Christian Gram (1853–1938) Denmark / Germany – Gram staining (histology).

Stephen Perry UK (fl. 19th century) – rubber band.

Kary Mullis (born 1944) USA – PCR.

Aeneas Coffey (1780–1852) Ireland – heat exchanger Coffey still.

John Herschel (1792–1871) UK – photographic fixer (hypo) actinometer.

Gene Dolgoff (inv. c. 1985) USA – LCD projector.

Arogyaswami Paulraj (born 1944) India/USA – MIMO.

William Henry Perkin (1838–1907) United Kingdom – first synthetic organic chemical dye Mauveine.

Nikolay Popov (1931–2008) Russia – first fully gas turbine main battle tank (T-80).

Richard F. Lyon (1952–) USA – Optical mouse.

John Ambrose Fleming (1848–1945) UK – vacuum diode.

Adolph Rickenbacker (1886–1976) Switzerland – Electric guitar.

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

Roger Y. Tsien (born 1952) together with Osamu Shimomura (1928–) and Martin Chalfie (born 1947) USA – Discovery and development of Green fluorescent protein.

Konstantin Konstantinov (1817 or 1819–1871) Russia – device for measuring flight speed of projectiles ballistic rocket pendulum launch pad rocket-making machine.

Albert Bruce Sabin (1906–1993) USA – oral Polio vaccine.

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Brilliant Quotes By Famous And Awesome Scientists!
Primates are visual animals above all and anatomical work in particular is as much pictorial as verbal. ~ Stephen Jay Gould 1941 to 2002 - Paleontologist

But though the professed aim of all scientific work is to unravel the secrets of nature it has another effect not less valuable on the mind of the worker. It leaves him in possession of methods which nothing but scientific work could have led him to invent. ~ James Clerk Maxwell 1831 to 1879

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

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

There is no law except the law that there is no law. - John Archibald Wheeler 1911 to 2008 Theoretical Physicist

Trial by combat of wits in disputations has no attraction for the seeker after truth; to him the appeal to experiment is the last and only test of the merit of an opinion conjecture or hypotheses. - Joseph Mellor 1869 to 1938 Chemist

Experimental science hardly ever affords us more than approximations to the truth; and whenever many agents are concerned we are in great danger of being mistaken. ~ Humphry Davy - 1778 to 1829

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