We must reason in natural philosophy not from what we hope or even expect but from what we perceive. ~ Humphry Davy - 1778 to 1829
The chief philosophical value of physics is that it gives the mind something distinct to lay hold of which if you don’t Nature at once tells you you are wrong. ~ James Clerk Maxwell 1831 to 1879
Vasily Degtyaryov (1880–1949) Russia – first self-loading carbine Degtyaryov-series firearms co-developer of Fedorov Avtomat.
Karl von Reichenbach (1788–1869) Germany – paraffin creosote oil phenol.
John J. Montgomery (1858–1911) USA – heavier-than-air gliders.
Robert N. Hall (born 1919) USA – a.o. Semiconductor laser.
Annie Malone (1869–1957) USA – Cosmetics for African American women.
Ignazio Porro (1801–1875) Italy – Porro prism Strip camera.
Marvin Minsky (born 1927) USA – a.o. Confocal microscopy.
David Chaum (born 1955) USA – a.o. Digital signatures ecash.
William H. Dobelle (1943–2004) United States – first functioning artificial eye.
Willard Boyle (1924–2011) together with George E. Smith (1930–) USA – Charge-coupled device (CCD).
Pavel Molchanov (1893–1941) Russia – radiosonde.
Michele Ferrero (1925–2015) Italy – Kinder Surprise = Kinder Eggs Nutella.
Anastase Dragomir (1896–1966) Romania – Ejection seat.
Bi Sheng (Chinese: 畢昇) (c. 990–1051) China – clay movable type printing.
Gavriil Ilizarov (1921–1992) Russia – Ilizarov apparatus external fixation distraction osteogenesis.
Ed Seymour (inv. c. 1949) USA – Aerosol paint.
Fedor Tokarev (1871–1968) Russia – TT-33 semiautomatic handgun and SVT-40 self-loading rifle.
Thomas J. Fogarty (born 1934) USA – Embolectomy catheter (medicine).
William Addis (1734–1808) England – Toothbrush.
Friedrich Bergius (1884–1949) Germany – Bergius process (synthetic fuel from coal).
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
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
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
Why the dinosaurs died out is not known but it is supposed to be because they had minute brains and devoted themselves to the growth of weapons of offense in the shape of numerous horns. ~ Bertrand Russell 1872 – 1970 - Mathematician and Philosopher
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
I believe that thirty million of these animalcules together would not take up as much room or be as big as a coarse grain of sand. ~ Antonie van Leeuwenhoek 1632 to 1723 - 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
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