I accept no principles of physics which are not also accepted in mathematics. ~ René Descartes 1596 to 1650
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
Valdemar Poulsen (1869–1942) Denmark – magnetic wire recorder arc converter.
Elmer R. Gates (1859–1923) USA – foam fire extinguisher electric loom mechanisms magnetic & diamagnetic separators educational toy ("box & blocks")*.
Irving Langmuir (1851–1957) USA – gas filled incandescent light bulb hydrogen welding.
Olivia Poole (1889–1975) USA – the Jolly Jumper baby harness.
James McLurkin (born 1972) USA – Ant robotics (robotics).
Myra Juliet Farrell (1878–1957) Australia – stitchless button Press stud.
Ed Seymour (inv. c. 1949) USA – Aerosol paint.
Nick Holonyak (born 1928) USA – LED (Light Emitting Diode).
Jules Montenier (1895–1962) USA – modern anti-perspirant deodorant.
Leland Clark (1918–2005) USA – Clark electrode (medicine).
Georgy Beriev (1903–1979) Georgia/Russia – Be-series amphibious aircraft.
Stepan Makarov (1849–1904) Russia – Icebreaker Yermak the first true icebreaker able to ride over and crush pack ice.
Valentyn Glushko (1908–1989) Russia – hypergolic propellant electric propulsion Soviet rocket engines (including world's most powerful liquid-fuel rocket engine RD-170).
Richard Hamming (1915–1998) USA – Hamming code.
Boris Rosing (1869–1933) Russia – CRT television (first television system using CRT on the receiving side).
Alfred Binet (1857–1911) France – with his student Théodore Simon (1872–1961) first practical Intelligence test.
Franz San Galli (1824–1908) Poland/Russia (Italian and German descent) – radiator modern central heating.
Carl Linnaeus (1707–1778) Sweden – formal Binomial nomenclature for living organisms Horologium Florae.
William George Armstrong (1810–1900) UK – hydraulic accumulator.
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.
In its efforts to learn as much as possible about nature modern physics has found that certain things can never be “known” with certainty. Much of our knowledge must always remain uncertain. The most we can know is in terms of probabilities. ~ Richard Feynman 1918 to 1988
We think there is color we think there is sweet we think there is bitter but in reality there are atoms and a void. ~ Democritus c. 460 – c. 370 BC
A fact acquires its true and full value only through the idea which is developed from it. ~ Justus von Liebig - 1803 to 1873
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
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 Chemist Physicist
Although Nature needs thousands or millions of years to create a new species man needs only a few dozen years to destroy one. - Victor Scheffer 1906 to 2011 Biologist
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
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