By ‘life ’ we mean a thing that can nourish itself and grow and decay. ~ Aristotle 384 BC to 322 BC - Scientist Philosopher
Although the alternate ‘wax and wane’ cycles are the rule rather than the exception in all fields of human endeavor in that of biological sciences the ‘wane’ is all too often indicative of a justified loss of faith in the rational and methodical approach that had at first raised so much hope. ~ Rita Levi-Montalcini 1909 to 2012 Neurobiologist
James Hargreaves (1720–1778) UK – spinning jenny.
Alexei Krylov (1863–1945) Russia – gyroscopic damping of ships.
Madam C.J. Walker (1867–1919) USA – beauty and hair products for African American women.
Peter Petroff (1919–2004) Bulgaria – digital wrist watch heart monitor weather instruments.
Franz San Galli (1824–1908) Poland/Russia (Italian and German descent) – radiator modern central heating.
Jabir ibn Aflah (Geber) (c. 1100–1150) Islamic Spain – portable celestial globe.
Jacob Davis (1868–1908) USA – riveted jeans.
Adolph Giesl-Gieslingen (1903–1992) Austria – Giesl ejector.
Andrey Chokhov (c. 1545–1629) Russia – Tsar Cannon.
Nikolai Polikarpov (1892–1944) Russia – Po-series aircraft including Polikarpov Po-2 Kukuruznik (world's most produced biplane).
Samuel Colt (1814–1862) USA – Revolver.
Sylvester Marsh (1803–1884) USA – Marsh rack railway system.
Joseph Aspdin (1788–1855) UK – Portland cement.
Ronald Price Hickman (1932–2011) USA - designed the original Lotus Elan the Lotus Elan +2 and the Lotus Europa as well as the Black & Decker Workmate.
Teiji Takada Japan – Fire balloon.
Hubert Schlafly (1919–2011) USA – Teleprompter = Autocue.
Chuck Hull (born 1939) USA – 3D printer.
Sergei Ivanovich Mosin (1849–1902) Russia – Mosin–Nagant rifle.
Fritz Haber (1868–1934) Germany – Haber process (ammonia synthesis).
Calvin Quate (1923–) with Gerd Binnig (1947–) and with Christoph Gerber (?–) USA/Germany/Switzerland – Atomic force microscope.
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
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
It is strange that only extraordinary men make the discoveries which later appear so easy and simple. - Georg C. Lichtenberg 1742 to 1799 Physicist
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 legend that every cipher is breakable is of course absurd though still widespread among people who should know better. ~ J.E. Littlewood 1885 – 1977 - Mathematician
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
Mathematics is the language in which the gods speak to people. ~ Plato c. 427 BC – c. 347 BC - Mathematician and Philosopher
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