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
We must reason in natural philosophy not from what we hope or even expect but from what we perceive. ~ Humphry Davy - 1778 to 1829
Jacob Christoph Le Blon (1667–1741) Germany/UK – three and four color Color printing.
Edwin Beard Budding (1795–1846) UK – lawnmower.
Marcel Kiepach (1894-1915) Croatia - dynamo maritime compass that indicates north regardless of the presence of iron or magnetic forces.
Taqi al-Din Muhammad ibn Ma'ruf (1526–1585) Syria/Egypt/Turkey – steam turbine six-cylinder 'Monobloc' suction pump framed sextant.
Ali Kashmiri ibn Luqman (fl.1589–1590) Mughal India – seamless globe and celestial globe.
George H. Heilmeier (born 1936) USA – liquid crystal display (LCD).
Dimitar Paskov (1914–1986) Bulgaria – Galantamine.
William Cumberland Cruikshank (1745–1800) UK – chlorinated water.
Giovanni Caselli (1815–1891) Italy/France – Pantelegraph.
Fujio Masuoka (1943–) Japan – Flash memory.
William Justin Kroll (1889–1973) Luxemburg/USA – Kroll process.
Vladimir Simonov (born 1935) Russia – APS Underwater Assault Rifle SPP-1 underwater pistol.
Adolf von Baeyer (1835–1917) Germany – a.o. Fluorescein synthetic Indigo dye Phenolphthalein.
Arthur Wynne (1862–1945) UK – creator of crossword puzzle.
Yoshiyuki Sankai (c. 1957–) Japan – Robotic exoskeleton for motion support (medicine).
Abu al-Qasim al-Zahrawi (Abulcasis) (936–1013) Islamic Spain – catgut surgical suture various surgical instruments and dental devices.
Leonard Rivkin (inv. 1962) USA – Child safety seat.
Marc Seguin (1786–1875) France – wire-cable suspension bridge.
Miksa Deri (1854–1938) Hungary – co-inventor of an improved closed-core transformer.
Anthony R. Barringer (1925–2009) Canada/USA – INPUT (Induced Pulse Transient) airborne electromagnetic system.
Falsity in intellectual action is intellectual immorality. - Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin 1843 to 1928 Geologist
Chemistry is necessarily an experimental science: its conclusions are drawn from data and its principles supported by evidence from facts. ~ Michael Faraday - 1791 to 1867
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
The ultimate truths of mathematics then cannot be established by any experimental proof that the deductions from them are true; since the supposed experimental proof takes them for granted. ~ Herbert Spencer 1885 – 1977 - Philospher
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
Understanding the history of matter and searching for its most interesting forms such as galaxies stars planets and life seems a suitable use for our intelligence. - Robert Kirshner 1949 to present Astronomer
The legend that every cipher is breakable is of course absurd though still widespread among people who should know better. ~ J.E. Littlewood 1885 – 1977 - Mathematician
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