How To Go To Space (with XKCD!)


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God created two acts of folly. First He created the Universe in a Big Bang. Second He was negligent enough to leave behind evidence for this act in the form of microwave radiation. - Paul Erdős 1913 to 1996 Mathematician

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


How To Go To Space (with XKCD!)

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List of inventors!
List of inventors!

Hal Anger (1920–2005) USA – a.o. Well counter (radioactivity measurements) gamma camera.

Nikolay Benardos (1842–1905) Russia – arc welding (specifically carbon arc welding the first arc welding method).

Semen Korsakov (1787–1853) Russia – punched card for information storage.

Hans Schrader (1924–1963) together with Franz Joseph Emil Fischer (1877–1947) Germany – Fischer assay (oil yield test).

Guido of Arezzo (c. 991 – c. 1033) Italy – Guidonian hand musical notation see also staff (music).

Sergei Winogradsky (1856–1953) Russia / USSR – Winogradsky column for culturing microorganisms.

Georges Claude (1870–1960) France – neon lamp.

George Pullman (1831–1897) USA – Pullman sleep wagon.

Wendell Brown (born 1961) USA – ADAP sound editor eVoice voicemail Teleo VoIP virtual workforce and energy efficiency technologies.

Artem Mikoyan (1905–1970) Armenia/Russia – MiG-series fighter aircraft including world's most produced jet aircraft MiG-15 and most produced supersonic aircraft MiG-21 (together with Mikhail Gurevich).

René Laennec (1781–1826) France – stethoscope.

Gilles de Roberval (1602–1675) France – Roberval balance.

Calvin Quate (1923–) with Gerd Binnig (1947–) and with Christoph Gerber (?–) USA/Germany/Switzerland – Atomic force microscope.

Abu-Mahmud al-Khujandi (c. 940–1000) Persia/Iran – astronomical sextant.

Samuel Hunter Christie (1784–1865) UK – Wheatstone bridge.

Marvin Camras (1916–1995) USA – magnetic recording.

Adolph Rickenbacker (1886–1976) Switzerland – Electric guitar.

Robert W. Bower (born 1936) USA – self-aligned–gate MOSFET.

Wright brothers Orville (1871–1948) and Wilbur (1867–1912) – USA – powered airplane.

Donald A. Glaser (1926–2013) USA – Bubble chamber.


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Brilliant Quotes By Famous And Awesome Scientists!

Experimental science hardly ever affords us more than approximations to the truth; and whenever many agents are concerned we are in great danger of being mistaken. ~ Humphry Davy - 1778 to 1829

With monads and diads and pentads and triads My brain has been addled completely; And what’s really meant by ‘something-valent ’ Is a question I give up discretely. ~ John Cargill Brough - 1834 to 1872

In our work we are always between Scylla and Charybdis; we may fail to abstract enough and miss important physics or we may abstract too much and end up with fictitious objects in our models turning into real monsters that devour us. ~ Murray Gell-Mann b. 1929

Physicists being in no way different from the rest of the population have short memories for what is inconvenient. ~ Anthony Standen 1907 – 1993

Find the number such that if the whole of it is added to one-seventh of it the result will be nineteen. ~ The Ahmes Papyrus Ancient Egyptian mathematics problem from c. 2200 BC

The black holes of nature are the most perfect macroscopic objects there are in the universe: the only elements in their construction are our concepts of space and time. - Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar 1910 to 1995 Astrophysicist

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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