How Many Colors Can We See?

The literary convention that numbers less than 10 should be given in words is often highly unsuitable in mathematics… The excessive use of the word forms is regrettably spreading at the present time. ~ J.E. Littlewood 1885 – 1977 - Mathematician

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


How Many Colors Can We See?

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William Henry Perkin (1838–1907) United Kingdom – first synthetic organic chemical dye Mauveine.

Hugo Schiff (1834–1915) Germany – Schiff test (histology).

Charles Xavier Thomas de Colmar (1785–1870) France – Arithmometer.

Nikolay Popov (1931–2008) Russia – first fully gas turbine main battle tank (T-80).

Gerhard Fischer (1899–1988) Germany/USA – hand-held metal detector.

Mikhail Tsvet (1872–1919) Russia – chromatography (specifically adsorption chromatography the first chromatography method).

James Henry Greathead (1844–1896) South Africa – tunnel boring machine tunnelling shield technique.

Donát Bánki (1859–1922) Hungary – inventor of the carburetor for the stationary engine[1].

Mikhail Koshkin (1898–1940) Russia – T-34 medium tank the best and most produced tank of World War II[7].

Royal Earl House (1814–1895) USA – first Printing telegraph.

Philip M. Parker (born 1960) USA – computer automated book authoring.

Ludwig Hatschek (1856–1914) Austria – Fibre cement.

Ted Hoff (born 1937) USA – microprocessor.

William Cumberland Cruikshank (1745–1800) UK – chlorinated water.

Yi Xing (683–727) China – astronomical clock.

Tim Berners-Lee (born 1955) UK – with Robert Cailliau the World Wide Web.

Harold P. Brown (1857–1944) USA – electrical safety equipment plastic rail bond electric contact alloy application of concrete with compressed air or steam.

James Clerk Maxwell (1831–1879) and Thomas Sutton Scotland – color photography.

Frank Whittle (1907–1996) UK – co-inventor of the jet engine.

Franz Joseph Emil Fischer (1877–1947) together with Hans Schrader (1921–2012) Germany – Fischer assay (oil yield test).


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Brilliant Quotes By Famous And Awesome Scientists!

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

Trial by combat of wits in disputations has no attraction for the seeker after truth; to him the appeal to experiment is the last and only test of the merit of an opinion conjecture or hypotheses. - Joseph Mellor 1869 to 1938 Chemist

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

Primates are visual animals above all and anatomical work in particular is as much pictorial as verbal. ~ Stephen Jay Gould 1941 to 2002 - Paleontologist

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

We must reason in natural philosophy not from what we hope or even expect but from what we perceive. ~ Humphry Davy - 1778 to 1829

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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