Rare Earth Elements

Simple laws can very well describe complex structures. The miracle is not the complexity of our world but the simplicity of the equations describing that complexity. ~ Sander Bais b. 1945 - Theoretical Physicist

Although Nature needs thousands or millions of years to create a new species man needs only a few dozen years to destroy one. ~ Victor Scheffer 1906 to 2011 - Biologist


Rare Earth Elements

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List of inventors!
List of inventors!

Richard Trevithick (1771–1833) UK – high-pressure steam engine first full-scale steam locomotive.

Humphry Davy (1778–1829) UK – Davy miners lamp.

Aaron D. O'Connell (born 1981) USA – first Quantum machine.

Luigi Palmieri (1807–1896) Italy – seismometer.

Joseph-Armand Bombardier (1907–1964) Canada – snowmobile.

Evangelista Torricelli (1608–1647) Italy – barometer.

James Gregory (1638–1675) Scotland – Gregorian telescope.

Christiaan Huygens (1629–1695) Netherlands – pendulum clock.

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

Blaise Pascal (1623–1662) France – Pascal's calculator.

Nikolay Benardos (1842–1905) Russia – arc welding (specifically carbon arc welding the first arc welding method).

Ibn Samh (c. 1020) Middle East – mechanical geared astrolabe.

Marion O'Brien Donovan (1917–1998) USA – Waterproof diaper.

Corradino D'Ascanio (1891–1981) Italy – D'AT3 helicopter; Vespa scooter.

Guglielmo Marconi (1874–1937) Italy – radio telegraphy.

Ignacy Łukasiewicz (1822–1882) Poland – modern kerosene lamp.

Michael Faraday (1791–1867) UK – electric transformer electric motor.

Eric Tigerstedt (1887–1925) Finland – Sound-on-film triode vacuum tube.

Donald A. Glaser (1926–2013) USA – Bubble chamber.

Coenraad Johannes van Houten (1801–1887) Netherlands – cocoa powder cacao butter chocolate milk.


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Brilliant Quotes By Famous And Awesome Scientists!

The finding of the double helix thus brought us not only joy but great relief. It was unbelievably interesting and immediately allowed us to make a serious proposal for the mechanism of gene duplication. ~ James Watson 1928 – Present - Geneticist

Division is esteemed one of the busiest operations of Arithmetic and such as requireth a mind not wandering or settled upon other matters. ~ Thomas Hylles The arte of vulgar arithmeticke 1600 - Mathematician

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

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

It is strange that only extraordinary men make the discoveries which later appear so easy and simple. - Georg C. Lichtenberg 1742 to 1799 Physicist

Trial by combat of wits in disputations has no attraction for the seeker after truth; to him the appeal to experiment is the last and only test of the merit of an opinion conjecture or hypotheses. - Joseph Mellor 1869 to 1938 Chemist

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


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Movies About Scientists, Inventors and People who do Amazing Things!

The Dam Busters (1955)
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Seven Wonders of the Industrial World (2003-)
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Drama-documentary series which describes some of the key technological achievements of the industrial age.

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Drama about the pioneers of the science of human sexuality whose research touched off the sexual revolution.


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