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
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
Alexander Parkes (1831–1890) UK – celluloid.
Jacob Davis (1868–1908) USA – riveted jeans.
Paul Winchell (1922–2005) USA – the artificial heart.
Bernhard Schmidt (1879–1935) Estonia/Germany – Schmidt camera.
Madam C.J. Walker (1867–1919) USA – beauty and hair products for African American women.
Simon Sze (born 1936) Taiwan/USA together with Dawon Kahng (1931–1992) South Korea – Floating-gate MOSFET.
Vladimir Barmin (1909–1993) Russia – first rocket launch complex (spaceport).
Charles Cantor (born 1942) USA – Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (molecular biology).
Miksa Deri (1854–1938) Hungary – co-inventor of an improved closed-core transformer.
George de Hevesy (1885–1966) Hungary – radioactive tracer.
Ruth R. Benerito (1916–2013) USA – a.o. Permanent press (no-iron clothing).
Ira Remsen (1846–1927) USA – saccharin.
Nicholas Callan (1799–1864) Ireland – a.o. Induction coil.
Artem Mikoyan (1905–1970) Armenia/Russia – MiG-series fighter aircraft including world's most produced jet aircraft MiG-15 and most produced supersonic aircraft MiG-21 (together with Mikhail Gurevich).
Richard F. Lyon (1952–) USA – Optical mouse.
Zheng He (1371–1433) China – Chinese treasure ship.
Ole Kirk Christiansen (1891–1958) Denmark – creator of LEGO.
Alexander Mikulin (1895–1985) Russia – Mikulin AM-34 and other Soviet aircraft engines co-developer of the Tsar Tank.
Guido van Rossum (born 1956) The Netherlands – Python (programming language).
Katharine B. Blodgett (1898–1979) UK – nonreflective glass.
Every aspect of the world today – even politics and international relations – is affected by chemistry. ~ Linus Pauling - 1901 to 1994
A fact acquires its true and full value only through the idea which is developed from it. - Justus von Liebig 1803 to 1873 Chemist
Pierre Curie voluntarily exposed his arm to the action of radium for several hours. This resulted in damage resembling a burn that developed progressively and required several months to heal. Henri Becquerel had by accident a similar burn as a result of carrying in his vest pocket a glass tube containing radium salt. He came to tell us of this evil effect of radium exclaiming in a manner at once delighted and annoyed: “I love it but I owe it a grudge.” ~ Marie Curie 1867 to 1934
Euclid’s work ought to have been any educationist’s nightmare… it never offers any “motivations ” it has no illuminating “asides ” it does not attempt to make anything “intuitive ” and it avoids “applications” to a fault. It is so “humorless” in its mathematical purism that… …it should have been spurned by students and “progressive” teachers in every generation. But it nevertheless survived intact all the turmoils ravages and illiteracies of the dissolving Roman Empire of the early Dark Ages of the Crusades and of the plagues and famines of the later Middle Ages. ~ Salomon Bochner 1899 – 1982 - Mathematician
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
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
The condition of matter I have dignified by the term Electronic THE ELECTRONIC STATE. What do you think of that? Am I not a bold man ignorant as I am to coin words? ~ Michael Faraday 1791 – 1867
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