The Portal Paradox

If physics and biology one day meet and one of the two is swallowed up that one will be biology. ~ J. B. S. Haldane 1892 to 1964 - Biologist

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


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List of inventors!
List of inventors!

Gersh Budker (1918–1977) Russia – electron cooling co-inventor of collider.

Alexei Tupolev (1925–2001) Russia – the Tupolev Tu-144 (first supersonic passenger jet).

Aleksandr Loran (1849 – after 1911) Russia – fire fighting foam foam extinguisher.

Nikolay Popov (1931–2008) Russia – first fully gas turbine main battle tank (T-80).

Coenraad Johannes van Houten (1801–1887) Netherlands – cocoa powder cacao butter chocolate milk.

John G. Kemeny (1926–1992) together with Thomas E. Kurtz (1928–) Hungary/USA – BASIC (programming language).

Cornelius Drebbel (1572–1633) The Netherlands – first navigable submarine.

Ignazio Porro (1801–1875) Italy – Porro prism Strip camera.

Eugene Roshal (born 1972) Russia – FAR file manager RAR file format WinRAR file archiver.

Oliver Smithies (born 1925) together with Sir Martin John Evans (1941–) and Mario Ramberg Capecchi (1937–) USA – Knockout mouse Gene targeting.

Erna Schneider Hoover (born 1926) USA – computerized telephone switching system.

Sergey Malyutin (1859–1937) Russia – designed the first matryoshka doll (together with Vasily Zvyozdochkin).

Nikolay Dollezhal (1899–2000) Russia – AM-1 reactor for the 1st nuclear power plant other RBMK reactors VVER pressurized water reactors.

Murasaki Shikibu (c. 973–1025) Japan – psychological novel.

Baltzar von Platen (1898–1984) Sweden – gas absorption refrigerator.

Rudolf Hell (1901–2002) Germany – the Hellschreiber.

Nils Gustaf Dalén (1869–1937) Sweden – AGA cooker Dalén light Agamassan Sun valve for lighthouses and buoys.

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

Ottomar Anschütz (1846–1907) Germany – single-curtain focal-plane shutter electrotachyscope.

John Fowler (1826–1864) UK – steam-driven ploughing engine.


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Brilliant Quotes By Famous And Awesome Scientists!

In my experience most mathematicians are intellectually lazy and especially dislike reading experimental papers. ~ Francis Crick 1916 – 2004 - Molecular Biologist

In its efforts to learn as much as possible about nature modern physics has found that certain things can never be “known” with certainty. Much of our knowledge must always remain uncertain. The most we can know is in terms of probabilities. ~ Richard Feynman 1918 to 1988

Primates are visual animals above all and anatomical work in particular is as much pictorial as verbal. ~ Stephen Jay Gould 1941 to 2002 - Paleontologist

I accept no principles of physics which are not also accepted in mathematics. ~ René Descartes 1596 to 1650

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

Did the genome of our cave-dwelling predecessors contain a set or sets of genes which enable modern man to compose music of infinite complexity and write novels with profound meaning? …It looks as though the early Homo was already provided with the intellectual potential which was in great excess of what was needed to cope with the environment of his time.” - Susumu Ohno 1928 to 2000 Geneticist

Find the number such that if the whole of it is added to one-seventh of it the result will be nineteen. ~ The Ahmes Papyrus Ancient Egyptian mathematics problem from c. 2200 BC


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

Longitude (2000)
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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.

Seven Wonders of the Industrial World (2003-)
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Drama-documentary series which describes some of the key technological achievements of the industrial age.

The Dam Busters (1955)
105 min|Drama, History, War|July 16, 1955
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The story of how the British attacked German dams in World War II by using an ingenious technique to drop bombs where they would be most effective.


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