By ‘life ’ we mean a thing that can nourish itself and grow and decay. ~ Aristotle 384 BC to 322 BC - Scientist Philosopher
All increasing or dominant species (and it is from these that new species arise) vary considerably in all their parts organs and faculties in every generation. ~ Alfred Russel Wallace 1823 to 1913 - Zoologist Evolutionary Biologist
Friedrich Wilhelm Gustav Bruhn (1853–1927) Germany – Taximeter.
Roy Plunkett (1910–1994) United States – Teflon.
Mordecai Meirowitz (born c. 1925) Roumania / Israel – Mastermind (board game).
John Hays Hammond Jr. (1888–1965) USA – radio control.
Sir Henry Cole (1808–1882) UK – Christmas card.
Franz Joseph Emil Fischer (1877–1947) together with Hans Tropsch (1889–1935) Germany – Fischer–Tropsch process (refinery process).
Gustav Giemsa (1867–1948) Germany – Giemsa stain (histology).
George de Mestral (1907–1990) Switzerland – Velcro.
William Justin Kroll (1889–1973) Luxemburg/USA – Kroll process.
Bhargav Sri Prakash (born 1977) India/USA - Learnification platform at FriendsLearn Virtual Reality System electromagnetic collision avoidance system OBD based in-vehicle powertrain performance measurement rate based driver controls for drive by wire systems.
Nikolai Korotkov (1874–1920) Russia – auscultatory technique for blood pressure measurement.
Vera Mukhina (1889–1953) Russia – welded sculpture.
Charles H. Henry (born 1937) USA – Quantum well laser.
Jules Montenier (1895–1962) USA – modern anti-perspirant deodorant.
Harold P. Brown (1857–1944) USA – electrical safety equipment plastic rail bond electric contact alloy application of concrete with compressed air or steam.
Remi Swierczek (born 1958) Poland – Inventor of Music Identification System and the Mico Changer (coin hopper and dispenser used in casinos).
Hedy Lamarr (1913–2000) Austria and USA – Spread spectrum radio.
Benoît Fourneyron (1802–1867) France – water turbine.
Gavriil Adrianovich Tikhov (1875–1960) Russia – feathering spectrograph.
Ahmed Majan (1963–) UAE – instrumented racehorse saddle and others.
In practical applications we are concerned only with comparatively small numbers; only stellar astronomy and atomic physics deal with ‘large’ numbers and they have very little more practical importance as yet than the most abstract pure mathematics. ~ G. H. Hardy 1877 – 1947 - Mathematician
I am not insensible of the advantage which accrues to Applied Mathematics from the co-operation of the Pure Mathematician and this co-operation is not infrequently called forth by the very imperfections of writers on Applied Mathematics. ~ Ronald Fisher 1890 – 1962 - Mathematician Statistician Evolutionary Biologist
It does not help that some politicians and journalists assume the public is interested only in those aspects of science that promise immediate practical applications to technology or medicine. - Steven Weinberg 1933 to present Theoretical Physicist
I accept no principles of physics which are not also accepted in mathematics. ~ René Descartes 1596 to 1650
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
Nothing can be more certain than this: that we are just beginning to learn something of the wonders of the world on which we live and move and have our being. ~ William Ramsay - 1852 to 1916
Experimental science hardly ever affords us more than approximations to the truth; and whenever many agents are concerned we are in great danger of being mistaken. ~ Humphry Davy - 1778 to 1829
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