Botany consists in the gathering of plants and the dismembering of them in connection with the use of a complicated terminology. That is the beginning and end of botany as it is understood by the majority. ~ Herbert Maule Richards 1871 to 1928 - Botanist
No two electrons in the same state? That is why atoms are so unnecessarily big and why metal and stone are so bulky. (Explaining that atoms are as large as they are because of Wolfgang Pauli’s Principle.) ~ Paul Ehrenfest 1880 – 1933
Francis Beaufort (1774–1857) Ireland/UK – Beaufort scale Beaufort cipher.
Julius Fromm (1883–1945) Germany – first seamless Condom.
Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519) Italy – conceptualized a helicopter a tank concentrated solar power the double hull. Relatively few of his designs were constructed during his lifetime. Some that were used are an automated bobbin winder and a machine for testing the tensile strength of wire.
Friedrich Wilhelm Gustav Bruhn (1853–1927) Germany – Taximeter.
Thomas J. Fogarty (born 1934) USA – Embolectomy catheter (medicine).
Eric Fossum (born 1957) USA – intra-pixel charge transfer in CMOS image sensors.
John J. Mooney (born c. 1928) together with Carl D. Keith (1920–2008) USA – three way catalytic converter.
Archimedes (c. 287–212 BC) Greece – Archimedes' screw.
Charles Francis Richter (1900–1985) USA – Richter magnitude scale.
Ed Lowe (1920–1995) USA – Cat litter.
Al-Khazini (fl.1115–1130) Persia/Iran – hydrostatic balance.
Ivan Kulibin (1735–1818) Russia – egg-shaped clock candle searchlight elevator using screw mechanisms a self-rolling carriage featuring a flywheel brake gear box and bearing an early optical telegraph.
John G. Kemeny (1926–1992) together with Thomas E. Kurtz (1928–) Hungary/USA – BASIC (programming language).
Adolph Giesl-Gieslingen (1903–1992) Austria – Giesl ejector.
Corradino D'Ascanio (1891–1981) Italy – D'AT3 helicopter; Vespa scooter.
Willard Boyle (1924–2011) together with George E. Smith (1930–) USA – Charge-coupled device (CCD).
Pavel Schilling (1786–1837) Estonia/Russia – first electromagnetic telegraph mine with an electric fuse.
Ed Seymour (inv. c. 1949) USA – Aerosol paint.
Tim Berners-Lee (born 1955) UK – with Robert Cailliau the World Wide Web.
Franz San Galli (1824–1908) Poland/Russia (Italian and German descent) – radiator modern central heating.
Time is the best appraiser of scientific work and I am aware that an industrial discovery rarely produces all its fruit in the hands of its first inventor. ~ Louis Pasteur - 1822 to 1895
A physicist is an atom’s way of knowing about atoms. - George Wald 1906 to 1997 Neurobiologist
All increasing or dominant species (and it is from these that new species arise) vary considerably in all their parts organs and faculties in every generation. ~ Alfred Russel Wallace 1823 to 1913 - Zoologist Evolutionary Biologist
We are storytelling animals and cannot bear to acknowledge the ordinariness of our daily lives. - Stephen Jay Gould 1941 to 2002 Paleontologist
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
In its efforts to learn as much as possible about nature modern physics has found that certain things can never be “known” with certainty. Much of our knowledge must always remain uncertain. The most we can know is in terms of probabilities. ~ Richard Feynman 1918 to 1988
Perhaps it is not amiss to remark that the biologist may not hope to solve the ultimate problems of life any more than the chemist and physicist may hope to penetrate the final mysteries of existence in the non-living world. ~ Edmund Beecher Wilson 1856 to 1939 - Geneticist Biologist
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