The Horrifying Truth About Swimmer’s Itch

The black holes of nature are the most perfect macroscopic objects there are in the universe: the only elements in their construction are our concepts of space and time. - Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar 1910 to 1995 Astrophysicist

I think it would be quite wrong to suggest that my colleagues have rejected me or that I reject them. Quite the reverse. It’s only a small vociferous group – mainly biologists I’m sorry to say – that go beyond ordinary scientific criticism and start becoming personal. ~ James Lovelock 1919 – present - Gaia Theorist Inventor Scientific Polymath


The Horrifying Truth About Swimmer's Itch

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Oleg Antonov (1906–1984) Russia – An-series aircraft including A-40 winged tank and An-124 (the largest serial cargo later modified to world's largest fixed-wing aircraft An-225).

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

Victor Hasselblad (1906–1978) Sweden – invented the 6 x 6 cm single-lens reflex camera.

Zheng He (1371–1433) China – Chinese treasure ship.

Alexander Coucoulas (1933-) USA - Thermosonic Bonding.

Vincent Joseph Schaefer (1906–1993) USA – a.o. Cloud seeding by dry ice.

Joseph Priestley (1733–1804) UK – soda water.

John Bennet Lawes (1814–1900) UK – superphosphate or chemical fertilizer.

Sten Gustaf Thulin (around the 1960s) Sweden– disposable Plastic shopping bag.

Rostislav Alexeyev (1916–1980) Russia – ekranoplan.

Wilhelm Schlenk (1879–1943) Germany – Schlenk flask (chemistry).

Frank Marugg (inv. 1944) USA – Wheel clamp.

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

Archimedes (c. 287–212 BC) Greece – Archimedes' screw.

Jonas Wenström (1855–1893) Sweden – three-phase electrical power.

John Logie Baird (1888–1946) Scotland – an electromechanical television electronic color television.

Gerolamo Cardano (1501–1576) Italy – a.o. Cardan grille (cryptography).

Ruth R. Benerito (1916–2013) USA – a.o. Permanent press (no-iron clothing).

Karl von Reichenbach (1788–1869) Germany – paraffin creosote oil phenol.

Rowland Hill (1795–1879) UK – postage stamp.


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Brilliant Quotes By Famous And Awesome Scientists!

By ‘life ’ we mean a thing that can nourish itself and grow and decay. ~ Aristotle 384 BC to 322 BC - Scientist Philosopher

A fact acquires its true and full value only through the idea which is developed from it. ~ Justus von Liebig - 1803 to 1873

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 Chemist Physicist

Outstanding examples of genius – a Mozart a Shakespeare or a Carl Friedrich Gauss – are markers on the path along which our species appears destined to tread. - Fred Hoyle 1915 to 2001 Astrophysicist

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 busy just now again on electro-magnetism and I think I may have got hold of a good thing. ~ Michael Faraday 1791 – 1867

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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