Mathematics is the language in which the gods speak to people. ~ Plato c. 427 BC – c. 347 BC - Mathematician and Philosopher
Progress is made by trial and failure; the failures are generally a hundred times more numerous than the successes ; yet they are usually left unchronicled. - William Ramsay 1852 to 1916 Chemist
Tullio Campagnolo (1901–1983) Italy – Quick release skewer.
Miksa Deri (1854–1938) Hungary – co-inventor of an improved closed-core transformer.
Lucio Bini (1908–1964) together with Ugo Cerletti (1877–1963) Italy – Electroconvulsive therapy.
John G. Kemeny (1926–1992) together with Thomas E. Kurtz (1928–) Hungary/USA – BASIC (programming language).
Elmer Ambrose Sperry (1860–1930) USA – gyroscope-guided automatic pilot.
Bi Sheng (Chinese: 畢昇) (c. 990–1051) China – clay movable type printing.
Leo Baekeland (1863–1944) Belgian–American – Velox photographic paper and Bakelite.
Pieter van Musschenbroek (1692–1761) Netherlands – Leyden jar pyrometer.
Karl von Reichenbach (1788–1869) Germany – paraffin creosote oil phenol.
Larry Sanger (born 1968) together with Jimmy Wales (1966–) USA – Wikipedia.
Friedrich Soennecken (1848–1919) Germany – Ring binder Hole punch.
Franz San Galli (1824–1908) Poland/Russia (Italian and German descent) – radiator modern central heating.
Josef Ressel (1793–1857) Czechoslovakia – ship propeller.
Mark Publicover (born 1958) USA – First affordable trampoline safety net enclosure.
Baltzar von Platen (1898–1984) Sweden – gas absorption refrigerator.
Robert Bunsen (1811–1899) Germany – Bunsen burner.
Anatoly Alexandrov (1903–1994) Russia – anti-mine demagnetising of ships naval nuclear reactors (including one for the first nuclear icebreaker).
Stanislav Brebera (1925–2012) Czech Republic – Semtex explosive.
Gottlob Widmann (inv. c. 1954) Germany – Electrical drip coffee maker.
William Thomson 1st Baron Kelvin (1824–1907) United Kingdom – Kelvin absolute temperature scale.
A cylinder of air reaching to the top of the atmosphere is of equal weight with a cylinder of water about 33 feet high. ~ Isaac Newton 1642 to 1727
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
Suppose we have an unknown number of objects. When counted in threes 2 are left over when counted in fives 3 are left over and when counted in sevens 2 are left over. How many objects are there? ~ Sunzi The Mathematical Classic of Sunzi - Chinese mathematics problem from c. 450 AD
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
Botany consists in the gathering of plants and the dismembering of them in connection with the use of a complicated terminology. That is the beginning and end of botany as it is understood by the majority. ~ Herbert Maule Richards 1871 to 1928 - Botanist
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
God created two acts of folly. First He created the Universe in a Big Bang. Second He was negligent enough to leave behind evidence for this act in the form of microwave radiation. - Paul Erdős 1913 to 1996 Mathematician
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