A cylinder of air reaching to the top of the atmosphere is of equal weight with a cylinder of water about 33 feet high. ~ Isaac Newton 1642 to 1727
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
Nikola Tesla (1856–1943) Croatia/Serbia – induction motor high-voltage / high-frequency power experiments the transmission of electrical power.
Hippolyte Pixii (1808–1835) France – Pixii dynamo.
Nikolay Slavyanov (1854–1897) Russia – shielded metal arc welding.
Slavoljub Eduard Penkala (1871–1922) Croatia – mechanical pencil.
Mario Ramberg Capecchi (born 1937) together with Sir Martin John Evans (born 1941) and Oliver Smithies (born 1925) USA – Knockout mouse Gene targeting.
Shen Kuo (1031–1095) China – improved gnomon armillary sphere clepsydra and sighting tube.
Tanaka Hisashige (1799–1881) Japan – Myriad year clock.
Ibn al-Shatir (1304–1375) Syria – "jewel box" device which combined a compass with a universal sundial.
János Csonka (1852–1939) Hungary – co-inventor of carburetor.
Glenn Curtiss (1878–1930) USA – aeronautical and aeroengine improvements.
Su Song (1020–1101) China – first chain drive.
Marvin Minsky (born 1927) USA – a.o. Confocal microscopy.
Fe del Mundo (1911–2011) The Philippines – medical incubator made out of bamboo for use in rural communities without electrical power.
William George Armstrong (1810–1900) UK – hydraulic accumulator.
Emile Berliner (1851–1929) Germany and USA – the disc record gramophone.
John Howard Kyan (1774–1850) Ireland – The process of Kyanization used for wood preservation.
James Gregory (1638–1675) Scotland – Gregorian telescope.
Alfred P. Southwick (1826 – 1898) USA - Electric chair.
August Schrader (1820–?) USA – Schrader valve for Pneumatic tire.
Christopher Polhem (1661–1751) Sweden – the modern padlock.
Physicists being in no way different from the rest of the population have short memories for what is inconvenient. ~ Anthony Standen 1907 – 1993
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
The country which is in advance of the rest of the world in chemistry will also be foremost in wealth and in general prosperity. ~ William Ramsay - 1852 to 1916
Geometry inasmuch as it is concerned with real space is no longer considered a part of pure mathematics; like mechanics and physics it belongs among the applications of mathematics. ~ Hermann Weyl 1885 to 1955 - Mathematician and Theoretical Physicist
It is thus probable that germs of the lowest organisms known to us are continually being carried away from the earth and the other planets upon which they exist. As seeds in general so most of these spores thus carried away will no doubt meet death in the cold infinite space of the universe. Yet a small number of spores will fall on some other world and may there be able to spread life if conditions be suitable. ~ Svante Arrhenius 1859 to 1927 - Physical Chemist
What is possible in the Cavendish Laboratory may not be too difficult in the sun. - Sir Arthur Eddington 1882 to 1944 Astronomer Physicist Mathematician
Falsity in intellectual action is intellectual immorality. - Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin 1843 to 1928 Geologist
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