Outstanding examples of genius – a Mozart a Shakespeare or a Carl Friedrich Gauss – are markers on the path along which our species appears destined to tread. - Fred Hoyle 1915 to 2001 Astrophysicist
I believe that new mathematical schemata new systems of axioms certainly new systems of mathematical structures will be suggested by the study of the living world. ~ Stan Ulam 1909 – 1984 - Mathematician
Robert Moog (1934–2005) USA – the Moog synthesizer.
John Goffe Rand (1801–1873) USA – Tube (container).
Iwan Serrurier (1878–1953) Netherlands/USA – inventor of the Moviola for film editing.
George William Manby (1765–1854) UK – Fire extinguisher.
Theodor Svedberg (1884–1971) Sweden – Analytical ultracentrifuge.
William Morrison (dentist) (1860–1926) USA – a.o. Cotton candy machine.
Marin Soljačić (1974) Croatia - Resonant inductive coupling.
Pyotr Shilovsky (1871 – after 1924) Russia/United Kingdom – gyrocar.
Nils Gustaf Dalén (1869–1937) Sweden – AGA cooker Dalén light Agamassan Sun valve for lighthouses and buoys.
Frank Eugene Austin (1873–1964) USA – first patented ant farm.
James Dyson (born 1947) UK – Dual Cyclone bagless vacuum cleaner incorporating the principles of cyclonic separation..
Igor Gorynin (born 1926) Russia – weldable titanium alloys high strength aluminium alloys radiation-hardened steels.
Christopher Polhem (1661–1751) Sweden – the modern padlock.
Oleg Antonov (1906–1984) Russia – An-series aircraft including A-40 winged tank and An-124 (the largest serial cargo later modified to world's largest fixed-wing aircraft An-225).
Leonid Gobyato (1875–1915) Russia – first modern man-portable mortar.
John Roebuck (1718–1794) UK – lead chamber process for sulfuric acid synthesis.
John W. Mauchly (1907–1980) USA – ENIAC – the first general purpose programmable digital computer.
Otto Blathy (1860–1939) Hungary – co-inventor of the transformer wattmeter alternating current (AC) and turbogenerator.
Charles Wheatstone (1802–1875) UK – a.o. concertina stereoscope microphone Playfair cipher pseudoscope dynamo.
John Wesley Hyatt (1837–1920) USA – celluloid manufacturing..
Nearly 2.5 billion years of prokaryotic cells and nothing else – two-thirds of life’s history in stasis at the lowest level of recorded complexity… Why did life remain at stage 1 for two-thirds of its history if complexity offers such benefits? ~ Stephen Jay Gould 1941 to 2002 - Paleontologist
Did the genome of our cave-dwelling predecessors contain a set or sets of genes which enable modern man to compose music of infinite complexity and write novels with profound meaning? …It looks as though the early Homo was already provided with the intellectual potential which was in great excess of what was needed to cope with the environment of his time.” - Susumu Ohno 1928 to 2000 Geneticist
Primates are visual animals above all and anatomical work in particular is as much pictorial as verbal. ~ Stephen Jay Gould 1941 to 2002 - Paleontologist
The physical chemists never use their eyes and are most lamentably lacking in chemical culture. It is essential to cast out from our midst root and branch this physical element and return to our laboratories. ~ Henry Edward Armstrong 1848 to 1937
I have eaten 2/3 of 1/3 of my food ration. 7 remains. How much food did I start with? ~ Cuneiform Babylonian mathematics exercise 1900 – 1600 BC
A fact acquires its true and full value only through the idea which is developed from it. ~ Justus von Liebig - 1803 to 1873
There may be babblers wholly ignorant of mathematics who dare to condemn my hypothesis upon the authority of some part of the Bible twisted to suit their purpose. I value them not and scorn their unfounded judgment. ~ Nicolaus Copernicus 1473 – 1543 Mathematician and Astronomer
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