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
Everything that human beings or living animals do is done by protein molecules. And therefore the kind of proteins that one has and therefore the ability one has is determined by the genes that one has. ~ Har Gobind Khorana 1922 – 2011 - Molecular Biologist
Anthony Michell (1870–1959) Australia – tilting pad thrust bearing crankless engine.
Al-Sijzi (c. 945–1020) Persia/Iran – heliocentric astrolabe.
William Robert Grove (1811–1896) Wales – fuel cell.
Ruth R. Benerito (1916–2013) USA – a.o. Permanent press (no-iron clothing).
William Justin Kroll (1889–1973) Luxemburg/USA – Kroll process.
Konstantin Tsiolkovsky (1857–1935) Russia – spaceflight.
Jacques E. Brandenberger (1872–1954) Switzerland – Cellophane.
Hon Lik (1951 - ) Chinese. electronic cigarette.
Pyotr Shilovsky (1871 – after 1924) Russia/United Kingdom – gyrocar.
Michael I. Pupin (1858–1935) Serbia – pupinization (loading coils) tunable oscillator.
Konstantin Khrenov (1894–1984) Russia – underwater welding.
Otto Schmitt (1913–1998) USA – Schmitt trigger (electronics).
Kary Mullis (born 1944) USA – PCR.
William Henry Perkin (1838–1907) United Kingdom – first synthetic organic chemical dye Mauveine.
George Pullman (1831–1897) USA – Pullman sleep wagon.
Akinfiy Demidov (1678–1745) Russia – co-developer of rebar cast iron dome lightning rod (all found in the Leaning Tower of Nevyansk).
Samuel Colt (1814–1862) USA – Revolver.
John Harrison (1693–1776) UK – marine chronometer.
Emmett Chapman (1936–) US – Chapman Stick.
Harry Coover (1917–2011) USA – Super Glue.
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
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
I saw that people trying to synthesize gold and silver were working in ignorance and by false methods; I then perceived that they belonged to two classes the dupers and the duped. I pitied both of them. ~ Geber c. 712 – c. 815 AD
Actually everything that can be known has a number; for it is impossible to grasp anything with the mind or to recognize it without this. ~ Philolaus c. 470 – c. 385 BC - Scientist and Philosopher
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
I accept no principles of physics which are not also accepted in mathematics. ~ René Descartes 1596 to 1650
Physicists being in no way different from the rest of the population have short memories for what is inconvenient. ~ Anthony Standen 1907 – 1993
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