Dr. Ikemoto repeatedly told me that we should not perform research that simply reproduced somebody else’s results. Rather we should do something unique and new. ~ Shinya Yamanaka 1962 to Present - Stem Cell Biologist
Nothing can be more certain than this: that we are just beginning to learn something of the wonders of the world on which we live and move and have our being. ~ William Ramsay - 1852 to 1916
Boris Rosing (1869–1933) Russia – CRT television (first television system using CRT on the receiving side).
George Ballas (1925–2011) USA – String trimmer.
E. K. Gauzen Russia – three bolt equipment (early diving costume).
Gunther von Hagens (born 1945) Germany – whole body Plastination.
Ruth R. Benerito (1916–2013) USA – a.o. Permanent press (no-iron clothing).
Leonard Bocour (1910–1993) together with Sam Golden (1915–1997) USA – Acrylic paint.
Gheorghe Marinescu (1863–1938) Romania – the first science films in the world in the neurology clinic in Bucharest (1898–1901).
Petrus Jacobus Kipp (1808–1864) The Netherlands – Kipp's apparatus (chemistry).
John Wesley Hyatt (1837–1920) USA – celluloid manufacturing..
Tullio Campagnolo (1901–1983) Italy – Quick release skewer.
Alexander Mikulin (1895–1985) Russia – Mikulin AM-34 and other Soviet aircraft engines co-developer of the Tsar Tank.
Heron (c. 10–70) Roman Egypt – usually credited with invention of the aeolipile although it may have been described a century earlier.
Charles Wheatstone (1802–1875) UK – a.o. concertina stereoscope microphone Playfair cipher pseudoscope dynamo.
Dimitar Paskov (1914–1986) Bulgaria – Galantamine.
Arthur Wynne (1862–1945) UK – creator of crossword puzzle.
Rudolf Diesel (1858–1913) Germany – Diesel engine.
Philo Farnsworth (1906–1971) USA – a.o. electronic television.
Fyodor Pirotsky (1845–1898) Russia – electric tram.
Frederick Walton (c. 1834–1928) UK – Linoleum.
Vladimir Simonov (born 1935) Russia – APS Underwater Assault Rifle SPP-1 underwater pistol.
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
Euclid’s work ought to have been any educationist’s nightmare… it never offers any “motivations ” it has no illuminating “asides ” it does not attempt to make anything “intuitive ” and it avoids “applications” to a fault. It is so “humorless” in its mathematical purism that… …it should have been spurned by students and “progressive” teachers in every generation. But it nevertheless survived intact all the turmoils ravages and illiteracies of the dissolving Roman Empire of the early Dark Ages of the Crusades and of the plagues and famines of the later Middle Ages. ~ Salomon Bochner 1899 – 1982 - Mathematician
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
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
Before the Copernican revolution it was natural to suppose that God’s purposes were specifically concerned with the earth but now this has become an unplausible hypothesis. If it is the purpose of the Cosmos to evolve mind we must regard it as rather incompetent in having produced so little in such a long time. ~ Bertrand Russell 1872 – 1970 - Mathematician and Philosopher
The time however has arrived when biology must like the other sciences make a fresh start in a purely speculative direction free from all entanglement with medical or any other art. ~ Auguste Compte 1798 to 1857 - Philosopher of Science
Why the dinosaurs died out is not known but it is supposed to be because they had minute brains and devoted themselves to the growth of weapons of offense in the shape of numerous horns. ~ Bertrand Russell 1872 – 1970 - Mathematician and Philosopher
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