SXSW 2014: Stun Gun Drone Zaps Intern

Physicists being in no way different from the rest of the population have short memories for what is inconvenient. ~ Anthony Standen 1907 – 1993

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


SXSW 2014: Stun Gun Drone Zaps Intern

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List of inventors!
List of inventors!

Antonio Meucci (1808–1889) Italy/USA– a.o. various early telephones a hygrometer a milk test.

Rudolf Kompfner (1909–1977) USA – Traveling-wave tube.

Cornelis Corneliszoon (1550–1607) The Netherlands – sawmill.

Spede Pasanen (1930–2001) Finland – a.o. ski jumping sling boat ski.

Gleb Kotelnikov (1872–1944) Russia – knapsack parachute drogue parachute.

Andrei Sychra (c.1773/76–1850) Lithuania/Russia Czech descent – Russian seven-string guitar.

William Bradford Shockley (1910–1989) USA – co-inventor of transistor.

William Saville-Kent (1845–1908) UK/Australia – Pearl culture see also Mikimoto Kōkichi.

Ephraim Hertzano (around 1950) Roumania / Israel – Rummikub.

Dmitri Mendeleev (1834–1907) Russia – Periodic table pycnometer pyrocollodion.

Julius Fromm (1883–1945) Germany – first seamless Condom.

Justus von Liebig (1803–1873) Germany – nitrogen-based fertilizer.

Colin Murdoch (1929–2008) New Zealand – a.o. Tranquillizer gun disposable hypodermic syringe.

Gerd Binnig (born 1947) with Christoph Gerber (?–) and with Calvin Quate (born 1923) Germany/Switzerland/USA – Atomic force microscope.

Eric Fossum (born 1957) USA – intra-pixel charge transfer in CMOS image sensors.

Nicholas Callan (1799–1864) Ireland – a.o. Induction coil.

William Murdoch (1754–1839) Scotland – Gas lighting.

Ted Selker (inv. 1987) USA – Pointing stick.

Alexander Fleming (1881–1955) Scotland – penicillin.

Andrey Geim (born 1958) Russia/United Kingdom – graphene.


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Brilliant Quotes By Famous And Awesome Scientists!

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

With monads and diads and pentads and triads My brain has been addled completely; And what’s really meant by ‘something-valent ’ Is a question I give up discretely. ~ John Cargill Brough - 1834 to 1872

Botany consists in the gathering of plants and the dismembering of them in connection with the use of a complicated terminology. That is the beginning and end of botany as it is understood by the majority. ~ Herbert Maule Richards 1871 to 1928 - Botanist

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

Actually everything that can be known has a Number; for it is impossible to grasp anything with the mind or to recognize it without this. - Philolaus c. 470 – c. 385 BC Scientist and Philosopher

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

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

Longitude (2000)
200 min|Drama, History|January 2, 2000
7.9Rating: 7.9 / 10 from 1,979 users
In two parallel stories, the clockmaker John Harrison builds the marine chronometer for safe navigation at sea in the 18th Century and the horologist Rupert Gould becomes obsessed with restoring it in the 20th Century.

The Imitation Game (2014)
114 min|Biography, Drama, Thriller, War|December 25, 2014
8.0Rating: 8.0 / 10 from 623,596 users
During World War II, the English mathematical genius Alan Turing tries to crack the German Enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians.

Gorillas in the Mist (1988)
129 min|Biography, Drama|October 7, 1988
7.0Rating: 7.0 / 10 from 22,249 users
The story of Dian Fossey, a scientist who came to Africa to study the vanishing mountain gorillas, and later fought to protect them.


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