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
A theory is a supposition which we hope to be true a hypothesis is a supposition which we expect to be useful; fictions belong to the realm of art; if made to intrude elsewhere they become either make-believes or mistakes. - George Johnstone Stoney 1826 to 1911 Physicist
Esther Takeuchi (born 1953) - holds more than 150 US-patents the largest number for any woman in the United States.
Lasse Hessel (born 1940) Denmark – Female condom.
Henri Marie Coandă (1886–1972) Romania – Coandă effect of fluid dynamics Coandă-1910 world's first jet.
Alfred Traeger (1895–1980) Australia – Pedal radio.
Alexander Kemurdzhian (1921–2003) Russia – first space exploration rover (Lunokhod).
Erna Schneider Hoover (born 1926) USA – computerized telephone switching system.
Nicholas McKay Sr. (1920–2014) USA – Lint roller.
George Ballas (1925–2011) USA – String trimmer.
John Frederic Daniell (1790–1845) United Kingdom – Daniel cell.
Ken Kutaragi (born 1950) Japan – PlayStation.
Abū Rayhān al-Bīrūnī (973–1048) Persia/Iran – mechanical geared lunisolar calendar laboratory and surveying equipment..
James Watt (1736–1819) Scotland – improved Steam engine.
William Henry Perkin (1838–1907) United Kingdom – first synthetic organic chemical dye Mauveine.
Leonard Rivkin (inv. 1962) USA – Child safety seat.
Marcellin Berthelot (1827–1907) France – Berthelot's reagent (chemistry).
Edward Teller (1908–2003) Hungary – hydrogen bomb.
Charles Mantoux (1877–1947) France – Mantoux test (tuberculosis).
Gleb Kotelnikov (1872–1944) Russia – knapsack parachute drogue parachute.
Mordecai Meirowitz (born c. 1925) Roumania / Israel – Mastermind (board game).
Anthony R. Barringer (1925–2009) Canada/USA – INPUT (Induced Pulse Transient) airborne electromagnetic system.
I am busy just now again on electro-magnetism and I think I may have got hold of a good thing. ~ Michael Faraday 1791 – 1867
A fact acquires its true and full value only through the idea which is developed from it. - Justus von Liebig 1803 to 1873 Chemist
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
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
Falsity in intellectual action is intellectual immorality. - Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin 1843 to 1928 Geologist
Physics is very muddled again at the moment; it is much too hard for me anyway and I wish I were a movie comedian or something like that and had never heard anything about physics! ~ Wolfgang Pauli 1900 – 1958
Macroscopic objects as we see them all around us are governed by a variety of forces derived from a variety of approximations to a variety of physical theories. In contrast the only elements in the construction of black holes are our basic concepts of space and time. They are thus almost by definition the most perfect macroscopic objects there are in the universe. ~ Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar 1910 to 1995
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