Another Physics Misconception

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

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


Another Physics Misconception

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List of inventors!
List of inventors!

Richard J. Gatling (1818–1903) USA – wheat drill first successful machine gun.

George Antheil (1900–1959) together with Hedy Lamarr (1914–2000) USA Frequency-hopping spread spectrum.

James Watt (1736–1819) Scotland – improved Steam engine.

Wilhelm Schlenk (1879–1943) Germany – Schlenk flask (chemistry).

Bernard Silver (1924–1963) together with Norman Joseph Woodland (1921–2012) USA – Barcode.

Nikolai Korotkov (1874–1920) Russia – auscultatory technique for blood pressure measurement.

Georgios Papanikolaou (1883–1962) Greece / USA – Papanicolaou stain Pap test = Pap smear.

Igor Tamm (1895–1971) Russia – co-developer of tokamak.

Tim Berners-Lee (born 1955) UK – with Robert Cailliau the World Wide Web.

Spede Pasanen (1930–2001) Finland – a.o. ski jumping sling boat ski.

Igor Gorynin (born 1926) Russia – weldable titanium alloys high strength aluminium alloys radiation-hardened steels.

Amanda Minnie Douglas (1831–1916) writer and inventor (portable folding mosquito net frame).

Hans Tropsch (1889–1935) together with Franz Joseph Emil Fischer (1877–1947) Germany – Fischer–Tropsch process (refinery process).

William C. Brown (1916–1999) USA – Crossed-field amplifier.

Motorins Ivan Feodorovich (1660s–1735) and his son Mikhail Ivanovich (?–1750) Russia – Tsar Bell.

Glenn Curtiss (1878–1930) USA – aeronautical and aeroengine improvements.

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

Ibn Samh (c. 1020) Middle East – mechanical geared astrolabe.

Jimmy Wales (born 1966) together with Larry Sanger (1968–) USA – Wikipedia.

James Dyson (born 1947) UK – Dual Cyclone bagless vacuum cleaner incorporating the principles of cyclonic separation..


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Brilliant Quotes By Famous And Awesome Scientists!

We cannot define anything precisely! If we attempt to we get into that paralysis of thought that comes to philosophers who sit opposite each other one saying to the other ‘You don’t know what you are talking about!’ The second one says ‘What do you mean by know? What do you mean by talking? What do you mean by you?’ and so on. ~ Richard Feynman 1918 to 1988

No two electrons in the same state? That is why atoms are so unnecessarily big and why metal and stone are so bulky. (Explaining that atoms are as large as they are because of Wolfgang Pauli’s Principle.) ~ Paul Ehrenfest 1880 – 1933

Understanding the history of matter and searching for its most interesting forms such as galaxies stars planets and life seems a suitable use for our intelligence. - Robert Kirshner 1949 to present Astronomer

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

The uniform character of mathematics is the essence of science for mathematics is the foundation of all exact scientific knowledge. ~ David Hilbert 1862 – 1943 Mathematician

The invention of logarithms came to the world as a bolt from the blue. No previous work had led up to it… It stands isolated breaking in upon human thought abruptly without borrowing from the work of other intellects or following known lines of mathematical thought. ~ John Moulton 1844 – 1921 - Mathematician

Pierre Curie voluntarily exposed his arm to the action of radium for several hours. This resulted in damage resembling a burn that developed progressively and required several months to heal. Henri Becquerel had by accident a similar burn as a result of carrying in his vest pocket a glass tube containing radium salt. He came to tell us of this evil effect of radium exclaiming in a manner at once delighted and annoyed: “I love it but I owe it a grudge.” ~ Marie Curie 1867 to 1934


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