Is Sitting Too Close to the TV Really Bad for You?

We cannot define anything precisely! If we attempt to we get into that paralysis of thought that comes to philosophers who sit opposite each other one saying to the other ‘You don’t know what you are talking about!’ The second one says ‘What do you mean by know? What do you mean by talking? What do you mean by you?’ and so on. ~ Richard Feynman 1918 to 1988

Surely it is not knowledge but learning; not owning but earning; not being there but getting there; that gives us the greatest pleasure. ~ Carl Friedrich Gauss 1777 – 1855 - Mathematician and Physicist


Is Sitting Too Close to the TV Really Bad for You?

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List of inventors!
List of inventors!

Ulugh Beg (1394–1449) Persia/Iran – Fakhri sextant mural sextant.

Sidney Rosenthal (1907–1979) USA – Magic Marker.

Ernő Rubik (born 1944) Hungary – Rubik's Cube Rubik's Magic and Rubik's Clock.

Ephraim Hertzano (around 1950) Roumania / Israel – Rummikub.

Leo Baekeland (1863–1944) Belgian–American – Velox photographic paper and Bakelite.

William Bradford Shockley (1910–1989) USA – co-inventor of transistor.

Hubert Schlafly (1919–2011) USA – Teleprompter = Autocue.

Karl Drais (1785–1851) Germany – dandy horse (Draisine).

Nicolas Appert (1749–1841) France – canning (food preservation) using glass bottles see also Peter Durand.

Trevor Baylis (born 1937) UK – a wind-up radio.

Peter I the Great (Pyotr Alexeyevich Romanov) Tsar and Emperor of Russia (1672–1725) Russia – decimal currency yacht club sounding line with separating plummet (sounding weight probe).

David Gestetner (1854–1939) Austria-Hungary / UK – a.o. Gestetner copier.

Alexander Mikulin (1895–1985) Russia – Mikulin AM-34 and other Soviet aircraft engines co-developer of the Tsar Tank.

Chester Greenwood (1858–1937) USA – thermal earmuffs.

William Howard Livens (1889–1964) UK – chemical warfare – Livens Projector.

Charles Algernon Parsons (1854–1931) British – steam turbine.

Alexander Coucoulas (1933-) USA - Thermosonic Bonding.

George Antheil (1900–1959) together with Hedy Lamarr (1914–2000) USA Frequency-hopping spread spectrum.

Richard Hamming (1915–1998) USA – Hamming code.

Al-Ma'mun (786–833) Iraq – singing bird automata terrestrial globe.


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Brilliant Quotes By Famous And Awesome Scientists!

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

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 ultimate truths of mathematics then cannot be established by any experimental proof that the deductions from them are true; since the supposed experimental proof takes them for granted. ~ Herbert Spencer 1885 – 1977 - Philospher

Surely it is not knowledge but learning; not owning but earning; not being there but getting there; that gives us the greatest pleasure. ~ Carl Friedrich Gauss 1777 – 1855 - Mathematician and Physicist

A theory is a supposition which we hope to be true a hypothesis is a supposition which we expect to be useful; fictions belong to the realm of art; if made to intrude elsewhere they become either make-believes or mistakes. - George Johnstone Stoney 1826 to 1911 Physicist

Science is the acceptance of what works and the rejection of what does not. That needs more courage than we might think. - Jacob Bronowski 1908 to 1974 Mathematician Biologist

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


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