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

Although the alternate ‘wax and wane’ cycles are the rule rather than the exception in all fields of human endeavor in that of biological sciences the ‘wane’ is all too often indicative of a justified loss of faith in the rational and methodical approach that had at first raised so much hope. ~ Rita Levi-Montalcini 1909 to 2012 Neurobiologist

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


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

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List of inventors!
List of inventors!

Karl Ferdinand Braun (1850–1918) Germany – cathode-ray tube oscilloscope.

George de Hevesy (1885–1966) Hungary – radioactive tracer.

Nick Sheridon (1928–1962) USA – Electronic paper.

Augustus Siebe (1788–1872) Germany/UK – Inventor of the standard diving dress.

Johann Gutenberg (c. 1390s–1468) Germany – movable type printing press.

Willard Boyle (1924–2011) together with George E. Smith (1930–) USA – Charge-coupled device (CCD).

Jules Montenier (1895–1962) USA – modern anti-perspirant deodorant.

Ludwig Hatschek (1856–1914) Austria – Fibre cement.

Lucio Bini (1908–1964) together with Ugo Cerletti (1877–1963) Italy – Electroconvulsive therapy.

Vladimir Fyodorov (1874–1966) Russia – Fedorov Avtomat (first self-loading battle rifle arguably the first assault rifle).

Bela Schick (1877–1967) Hungary – diphtheria test.

Joseph Day (1855–1946) UK – the crankcase-compression two-stroke engine.

Mary Anderson (1866–1953) United States – windshield wiper blade.

Akinfiy Demidov (1678–1745) Russia – co-developer of rebar cast iron dome lightning rod (all found in the Leaning Tower of Nevyansk).

Friedrich Clemens Gerke (1801–1888) Germany – current international Morse code.

John Pemberton (1831–1888) USA – Coca-Cola.

Henri Marie Coandă (1886–1972) Romania – Coandă effect of fluid dynamics Coandă-1910 world's first jet.

Kazuo Hashimoto (died 1995) Japan – a.o. Caller-ID answering machine.

Yulii Khariton (1904–1996) Russia – chief designer of the Soviet atomic bomb co-developer of the Tsar Bomb.

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


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Brilliant Quotes By Famous And Awesome Scientists!

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

A fact acquires its true and full value only through the idea which is developed from it. - Justus von Liebig 1803 to 1873 Chemist

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

Understanding the history of matter and searching for its most interesting forms such as galaxies stars planets and life seems a suitable use for our intelligence. - Robert Kirshner 1949 to present Astronomer

By ‘life ’ we mean a thing that can nourish itself and grow and decay. - Aristotle 384 BC to 322 BC Scientist Philosopher

Although the alternate ‘wax and wane’ cycles are the rule rather than the exception in all fields of human endeavor in that of biological sciences the ‘wane’ is all too often indicative of a justified loss of faith in the rational and methodical approach that had at first raised so much hope. ~ Rita Levi-Montalcini 1909 to 2012 Neurobiologist

There are many ways of knocking electrons out of atoms. The simplest is to rub two surfaces together. ~ Fred Hoyle 1915 to 2001


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