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What is possible in the Cavendish Laboratory may not be too difficult in the sun. - Sir Arthur Eddington 1882 to 1944 Astronomer Physicist Mathematician

Science is vastly more stimulating to the imagination than the classics. - J. B. S. Haldane 1892 to 1964 Biologist


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List of inventors!
List of inventors!

Lala Balhumal Lahuri (c. 1842) Mughal India – seamless globe and celestial globe.

Mstislav Keldysh (1911–1978) Latvia/Russia – co-developer of Sputnik 1 (the first artificial satellite) together with Korolyov and Tikhonravov.

Elijah McCoy (1843–1929) Canada – Displacement lubricator.

Charles F. Kettering (1876–1958) USA – invented automobile self-starter ignition Freon ethyl gasoline and more.

Edwin Southern (born 1938) USA – Southern blot (molecular biology).

Simon Stevin (1548–1620) Netherlands – land yacht.

Henry Shrapnel (1761–1842) UK – Shrapnel shell ammunition.

Joseph G. Gall (born 1928) USA – In situ hybridization (cell biology).

William Morrison (dentist) (1860–1926) USA – a.o. Cotton candy machine.

Jonas Edward Salk (1914–1995) USA – injection Polio vaccine.

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

Luigi Palmieri (1807–1896) Italy – seismometer.

Humberto Fernández Morán (1924–1999) Venezuela – Diamond scalpel Ultra microtome.

Alexander Kemurdzhian (1921–2003) Russia – first space exploration rover (Lunokhod).

Aeneas Coffey (1780–1852) Ireland – heat exchanger Coffey still.

Roxey Ann Caplin (1793–1888) UK – Corset.

Miriam Benjamin (1861–1947) Washington D.C. – Gong and signal chair (adopted by House of Representatives and precursor to flight attendant signal system).

Francis Rogallo (1912–2009) USA – Rogallo wing.

J. Stuart Blackton (1875–1941) USA – stop-motion film.

Aurel Stodola (1859–1942) Slovakia – gas turbines.


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Brilliant Quotes By Famous And Awesome Scientists!

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

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 believe there are 15 747 724 136 275 002 577 605 653 961 181 555 468 044 717 914 527 116 709 366 231 425 076 185 631 031 296 protons in the universe and the same number of electrons. - Sir Arthur Eddington 1882 to 1944 Astronomer Physicist Mathematician

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

Still I had a lurking question. Would it not be better if one could really ‘see’ whether molecules as complicated as the sterols or strychnine were just as experiment suggested? ~ Dorothy Hodgkin - 1910 to 1984

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

Suppose we have an unknown number of objects. When counted in threes 2 are left over when counted in fives 3 are left over and when counted in sevens 2 are left over. How many objects are there? ~ Sunzi The Mathematical Classic of Sunzi - Chinese mathematics problem from c. 450 AD


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