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
If physics and biology one day meet and one of the two is swallowed up that one will be biology. ~ J. B. S. Haldane 1892 to 1964 - Biologist
Erhard Kietz (1909–1982) Germany & USA. – signal improvements for video transmissions.
Georges Lakhovsky (1869–1942) Russia/USA – Multiple Wave Oscillator.
George de Mestral (1907–1990) Switzerland – Velcro.
Lee DeForest (1873–1961) USA – a.o. Phonofilm triode directional antenna wireless telegraphy.
Steve Kirsch (born 1956) USA – Optical mouse.
Antonio Meucci (1808–1889) Italy/USA– a.o. various early telephones a hygrometer a milk test.
Elijah McCoy (1843–1929) Canada – Displacement lubricator.
Tom Knight (? - ) USA - BioBricks (synthetic biology).
Coenraad Johannes van Houten (1801–1887) Netherlands – cocoa powder cacao butter chocolate milk.
Miksa Deri (1854–1938) Hungary – co-inventor of an improved closed-core transformer.
Enrico Fermi (1901–1954) Italy – nuclear reactor.
James Leonard Plimpton (1828–1911) USA – roller skates.
Roger Bacon (1214–1292) UK – magnifying glass.
Stephanie Kwolek (1923-2014) USA – Kevlar.
Gilles Saint-Hilaire (born 1948) Canada – Quasiturbine Qurbine.
Aleksandr Porokhovschikov (1892–1941) Russia – Vezdekhod (the first prototype tank or tankette and the first caterpillar amphibious ATV).
Ibn Samh (c. 1020) Middle East – mechanical geared astrolabe.
Joseph Aspdin (1788–1855) UK – Portland cement.
Alexandru Ciurcu (1854–1922) Romania – Reaction engine.
Donát Bánki (1859–1922) Hungary – inventor of the carburetor for the stationary engine.
A fact acquires its true and full value only through the idea which is developed from it. ~ Justus von Liebig - 1803 to 1873
Chemistry begins in the stars. The stars are the source of the chemical elements which are the building blocks of matter and the core of our subject. ~ Peter Atkins - 1940 to present
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
Science is the acceptance of what works and the rejection of what does not. That needs more courage than we might think. - Jacob Bronowski 1908 to 1974 Mathematician Biologist
By ‘life ’ we mean a thing that can nourish itself and grow and decay. ~ Aristotle 384 BC to 322 BC - Scientist Philosopher
Surely it is not knowledge but learning; not owning but earning; not being there but getting there; that gives us the greatest pleasure. ~ Carl Friedrich Gauss 1777 – 1855 - Mathematician and Physicist
The chemists are a strange class of mortals impelled by an almost insane impulse to seek their pleasures amid smoke and vapor soot and flame poisons and poverty; yet among all these evils I seem to live so sweetly that may I die if I were to change places with the Persian king. ~ Johann Joachim Becher - 1635 to 1682
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