ten-second physics #1

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

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


ten-second physics #1

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List of inventors!
List of inventors!

Philip M. Parker (born 1960) USA – computer automated book authoring.

Giovanni Battista Amici (1786–1863) Italy – Dipleidoscope Amici prism.

Moritz von Jacobi (1801–1874) Germany/Russia – electrotyping electric boat.

Aleksandr Makarov Russia/Germany – Orbitrap mass spectrometer.

Frans Wilhelm Lindqvist (1862–1931) Sweden – Kerosene stove operated by compressed air.

Ching W. Tang (born 1947) Hong Kong/USA together with Steven Van Slyke USA – OLED.

Fyodor Pirotsky (1845–1898) Russia – electric tram.

Wayne Pierce (inv. 1950) USA – Snow cannon.

Georgi Nadjakov (1896–1981) Bulgaria – wikt:photoelectret.

Ridgway Banks inventor of the Banks Engine a Nitinol based solid state heat engine.

Nils Bohlin (1920–2002) Sweden – the three-point seat belt.

Bernard Silver (1924–1963) together with Norman Joseph Woodland (1921–2012) USA – Barcode.

Joseph Constantine Carpue (1764–1846) France – rhinoplastic surgery.

Pavel Sukhoi (1895–1975) Russia – Su-series fighter aircraft.

Nikolai Lebedenko Russia – Tsar Tank the largest armored vehicle in history.

Rudolf Diesel (1858–1913) Germany – Diesel engine.

Gavriil Adrianovich Tikhov (1875–1960) Russia – feathering spectrograph.

Abi Bakr of Isfahan (c. 1235) Persia/Iran – mechanical geared astrolabe with lunisolar calendar.

John Hays Hammond Jr. (1888–1965) USA – radio control.

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


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Brilliant Quotes By Famous And Awesome Scientists!

When you hear a physicist invoke the uncertainty principle keep a hand on your wallet. ~ David Griffiths b. 1942

On the principle of successive variations not always supervening at an early age and being inherited at a corresponding not early period of life we can clearly see why the embryos of mammals birds reptiles and fishes should be so closely alike and should be so unlike the adult forms. ~ Charles Darwin 1809 to 1882 - Naturalist Evolutionary Biologist

Macroscopic objects as we see them all around us are governed by a variety of forces derived from a variety of approximations to a variety of physical theories. In contrast the only elements in the construction of black holes are our basic concepts of space and time. They are thus almost by definition the most perfect macroscopic objects there are in the universe. ~ Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar 1910 to 1995

Understanding the history of matter and searching for its most interesting forms such as galaxies stars planets and life seems a suitable use for our intelligence. - Robert Kirshner 1949 to present Astronomer

All of physics is either impossible or trivial. It is impossible until you understand it and then it becomes trivial. ~ Ernest Rutherford 1871 to 1937

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

Surely it is not knowledge but learning; not owning but earning; not being there but getting there; that gives us the greatest pleasure. ~ Carl Friedrich Gauss 1777 – 1855 - Mathematician and Physicist


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