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
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
Oleg Losev (1903–1942) Russia – light-emitting diode crystadine.
Kenyon Taylor (inv. 1961) USA – Flip-disc display.
Cornelis Corneliszoon (1550–1607) The Netherlands – sawmill.
Joseph Shivers (1920-2014) USA – Spandex.
Slavoljub Eduard Penkala (1871–1922) Croatia – mechanical pencil.
Wright brothers Orville (1871–1948) and Wilbur (1867–1912) – USA – powered airplane.
John McAdam (1756–1836) Scotland – improved "macadam" road surface.
Charles Mantoux (1877–1947) France – Mantoux test (tuberculosis).
Lev Artsimovich (1909–1973) Russia – tokamak.
Peter Petroff (1919–2004) Bulgaria – digital wrist watch heart monitor weather instruments.
Nestor Genko (1839–1904) Russia – Genko's Forest Belt (the first large-scale windbreak system).
John Howard Kyan (1774–1850) Ireland – The process of Kyanization used for wood preservation.
Ernő Rubik (born 1944) Hungary – Rubik's Cube Rubik's Magic and Rubik's Clock.
Gunther von Hagens (born 1945) Germany – whole body Plastination.
John Pemberton (1831–1888) USA – Coca-Cola.
Fe del Mundo (1911–2011) The Philippines – medical incubator made out of bamboo for use in rural communities without electrical power.
Nils Gustaf Dalén (1869–1937) Sweden – AGA cooker Dalén light Agamassan Sun valve for lighthouses and buoys.
Murasaki Shikibu (c. 973–1025) Japan – psychological novel.
Tanaka Hisashige (1799–1881) Japan – Myriad year clock.
Tivadar Puskas (1844–1893) Hungary – telephone exchange.
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
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
This is an era of specialists each of whom sees his own problem and is unaware of or intolerant of the larger frame into which it fits. ~ Rachel Carson 1907 to 1964 - Marine Biologist
Outstanding examples of genius – a Mozart a Shakespeare or a Carl Friedrich Gauss – are markers on the path along which our species appears destined to tread. - Fred Hoyle 1915 to 2001 Astrophysicist
By ‘life ’ we mean a thing that can nourish itself and grow and decay. ~ Aristotle 384 BC to 322 BC - Scientist Philosopher
A fact acquires its true and full value only through the idea which is developed from it. ~ Justus von Liebig - 1803 to 1873
Chemistry unlike other sciences sprang originally from delusions and superstitions and was at its commencement exactly on a par with magic and astrology. ~ Thomas Thomson - 1773 to 1852
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