It is strange that only extraordinary men make the discoveries which later appear so easy and simple. - Georg C. Lichtenberg 1742 to 1799 Physicist
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
John Goffe Rand (1801–1873) USA – Tube (container).
Richard Trevithick (1771–1833) UK – high-pressure steam engine first full-scale steam locomotive.
Al-Kindi (Alkindus) (801–873) Iraq/Yemen – ethanol pure distilled alcohol cryptanalysis frequency analysis.
William Snow Harris (1791–1867) United Kingdom – much improved naval Lightning rods.
Satyendra Nath Bose (1894–1974) India – work on gas-like properties of electromagnetic radiation Boson and providing foundation for Bose–Einstein statistics and Bose–Einstein condensate.
Robert Adler (1913–2007) Austria/United States – wireless remote control (with Eugene Polley).
Aurel Persu (1890–1977) Romania – first aerodynamic car aluminum body with wheels included under the body 1922.
Anthony Michell (1870–1959) Australia – tilting pad thrust bearing crankless engine.
James Gosling (born 1955) USA – Java (programming language).
Carl Auer von Welsbach (1858–1929) Austria – Gas mantle ferrocerium.
John Hays Hammond Jr. (1888–1965) USA – radio control.
Melitta Bentz (1873–1950) Germany – paper Coffee filter.
Royal Earl House (1814–1895) USA – first Printing telegraph.
William Murdoch (1754–1839) Scotland – Gas lighting.
Ibn al-Shatir (1304–1375) Syria – "jewel box" device which combined a compass with a universal sundial.
Hubert Schlafly (1919–2011) USA – Teleprompter = Autocue.
Valdemar Poulsen (1869–1942) Denmark – magnetic wire recorder arc converter.
Dmitry Lachinov (1842–1902) Russia – mercury pump economizer for electricity consumption electrical insulation tester optical dynamometer photometer elecrolyser.
Augustus Siebe (1788–1872) Germany/UK – Inventor of the standard diving dress.
Sergey Brin (born 1973) Russia/USA – with Larry Page invented Google web search engine.
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
If physics and biology one day meet and one of the two is swallowed up that one will be biology. ~ J. B. S. Haldane 1892 to 1964 - Biologist
Physics is very muddled again at the moment; it is much too hard for me anyway and I wish I were a movie comedian or something like that and had never heard anything about physics! ~ Wolfgang Pauli 1900 – 1958
Every aspect of the world today – even politics and international relations – is affected by chemistry. ~ Linus Pauling - 1901 to 1994
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
It is a platitude that pure mathematics can have unexpected consequences and affect even daily life. ~ J.E. Littlewood 1885 – 1977 - Mathematician
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
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