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
Chemistry begins in the stars. The stars are the source of the chemical elements which are the building blocks of matter and the core of our subject. ~ Peter Atkins - 1940 to present
John Stringfellow (1799–1883) UK – aerial steam carriage.
Jerome H. Lemelson (1923–1997) USA – Inventions in the fields in which he patented make possible wholly or in part innovations like automated warehouses industrial robots cordless telephones fax machines videocassette recorders camcorders and the magnetic tape drive used in Sony's Walkman tape players..
Ri Sung-gi (1905–1996) North Korea – Vinylon.
Pavel Sukhoi (1895–1975) Russia – Su-series fighter aircraft.
James Gregory (1638–1675) Scotland – Gregorian telescope.
Elihu Thomson (1853–1937) UK USA – Prolific inventor Arc lamp and many others.
Huang Hongjia (born 1924) China – Single-mode optical fiber..
Carl Linnaeus (1707–1778) Sweden – formal Binomial nomenclature for living organisms Horologium Florae.
Mikhail Pomortsev (1851–1916) Russia – nephoscope.
Alan Blumlein (1903–1942) UK – stereo.
Floyd Paxton (1918–1975) USA – a.o. Bread clip.
Ognjeslav Kostović (1851–1916) Serbia/Russia – arborite (high-strength plywood an early plastic).
James Dewar (1842–1923) UK – Thermos flask.
Jimmy Hotz (born 1953) USA – Hotz MIDI Translator Atari Hotz Box.
Hans Tropsch (1889–1935) together with Franz Joseph Emil Fischer (1877–1947) Germany – Fischer–Tropsch process (refinery process).
Mutsuo Sugiura (1918–1986) China – Esophagogastroduodenoscope.
William Friese-Greene (1855–1921) UK – cinematography.
Clarence Birdseye (1886–1956) USA – frozen food process.
Neil Arnott (1788–1874) UK – waterbed.
Aleksandr Stoletov (1839–1896) Russia – first solar cell based on the outer photoelectric effect.
What exactly is mathematics? Many have tried but nobody has really succeeded in defining mathematics; it is always something else. Roughly speaking people know that it deals with numbers figures with relations operations and that its formal procedures involving axioms proofs lemmas theorems have not changed since the time of Archimedes. ~ Stan Ulam 1909 – 1984 - Mathematician
There may be babblers wholly ignorant of mathematics who dare to condemn my hypothesis upon the authority of some part of the Bible twisted to suit their purpose. I value them not and scorn their unfounded judgment. - Nicolaus Copernicus 1473 – 1543 Astronomer Mathematician
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
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
This most beautiful system of the sun planets and comets could only proceed from the counsel and dominion of an intelligent and powerful Being. And if the fixed stars are the centres of other like systems these being formed by the like wise counsel must be all subject to the dominion of One; especially since the light of the fixed stars is of the same nature with the light of the sun. ~ Isaac Newton 1642 to 1727
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
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
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