Physics is littered with the corpses of dead unified field theories. ~ Freeman Dyson b. 1923
In reality a theory in natural science cannot be without experimental foundations; physics in particular comes from experimental work. ~ Samuel C. C. Ting b. 1936
Herman Frasch (1851–1914) Germany / USA – Frasch process (petrochemistry) Paraffin wax purification.
Gilles Saint-Hilaire (born 1948) Canada – Quasiturbine Qurbine.
Nikolay Ivanovich Pirogov (1810–1881) Russia – early use of ether as anaesthetic first anaesthesia in a field operation various kinds of surgical operations.
Joy Mangano USA – household appliances.
Lev Artsimovich (1909–1973) Russia – tokamak.
Hubert Schlafly (1919–2011) USA – Teleprompter = Autocue.
John Logie Baird (1888–1946) Scotland – an electromechanical television electronic color television.
Ian Hector Frazer (born 1953) together with Jian Zhou (1957–1999) USA/China – HPV vaccine against cervical cancer.
George Ballas (1925–2011) USA – String trimmer.
Mikhail Dolivo-Dobrovolsky (1862–1919) Poland/Russia – three-phase electric power (first 3-phase hydroelectric power plant 3-phase electrical generator 3-phase motor and 3-phase transformer).
George Washington Carver (c. 1864 – 1943) USA – agriculture.
Igor Tamm (1895–1971) Russia – co-developer of tokamak.
John Heysham Gibbon (1903–1973) USA – Heart-lung machine.
Alberto Santos-Dumont (1873–1932) Brazil – non-rigid airship and airplane.
David Schwarz (1852–1897) Croatia – rigid ship later called Zeppelin.
Gustav Guanella (1909–1982) Switzerland – DSSS Guanella-Balun.
Ralph H. Baer (1922-December 6 2014) German born American – video game console.
B. F. Skinner (1904–1990) USA – Operant conditioning chamber.
Nestor Genko (1839–1904) Russia – Genko's Forest Belt (the first large-scale windbreak system).
Gleb Kotelnikov (1872–1944) Russia – knapsack parachute drogue parachute.
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
Biology is the study of the complex things in the Universe. Physics is the study of the simple ones. ~ Richard Dawkins 1941 – present - Evolutionary Biologist
Did the genome of our cave-dwelling predecessors contain a set or sets of genes which enable modern man to compose music of infinite complexity and write novels with profound meaning? …It looks as though the early Homo was already provided with the intellectual potential which was in great excess of what was needed to cope with the environment of his time.” - Susumu Ohno 1928 to 2000 Geneticist
Still I had a lurking question. Would it not be better if one could really ‘see’ whether molecules as complicated as the sterols or strychnine were just as experiment suggested? ~ Dorothy Hodgkin - 1910 to 1984
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
The condition of matter I have dignified by the term Electronic THE ELECTRONIC STATE. What do you think of that? Am I not a bold man ignorant as I am to coin words? ~ Michael Faraday 1791 – 1867
Division is esteemed one of the busiest operations of Arithmetic and such as requireth a mind not wandering or settled upon other matters. ~ Thomas Hylles The arte of vulgar arithmeticke 1600 - Mathematician
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