Experimental science hardly ever affords us more than approximations to the truth; and whenever many agents are concerned we are in great danger of being mistaken. ~ Humphry Davy - 1778 to 1829
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
Charles H. Henry (born 1937) USA – Quantum well laser.
Harold P. Brown (1857–1944) USA – electrical safety equipment plastic rail bond electric contact alloy application of concrete with compressed air or steam.
Ivan Polzunov (1728–1766) Russia – first two-cylinder steam engine.
Peter Petroff (1919–2004) Bulgaria – digital wrist watch heart monitor weather instruments.
Ernst Karl Abbe (1840–1905) Germany – Condenser (microscope) apochromatic lens refractometer.
Karl-Hermann Geib (1908–1949) Germany / USSR – Girdler sulfide process.
Otto Blathy (1860–1939) Hungary – co-inventor of the transformer wattmeter alternating current (AC) and turbogenerator.
Ted Hoff (born 1937) USA – microprocessor.
Temple Grandin (born 1945) Inventor of the squeeze machine and humane abattoirs..
Joseph Day (1855–1946) UK – the crankcase-compression two-stroke engine.
Dudley Allen Buck (1927–1959) USA – a.o. Cryotron content-addressable memory.
Mikhail Kalashnikov (1919–2013) Russia – AK-47 and AK-74 assault rifles (the most produced ever).
Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519) Italy – conceptualized a helicopter a tank concentrated solar power the double hull. Relatively few of his designs were constructed during his lifetime. Some that were used are an automated bobbin winder and a machine for testing the tensile strength of wire.
Jonas Wenström (1855–1893) Sweden – three-phase electrical power.
Richard J. Gatling (1818–1903) USA – wheat drill first successful machine gun.
Nikolay Ivanovich Pirogov (1810–1881) Russia – early use of ether as anaesthetic first anaesthesia in a field operation various kinds of surgical operations.
Camillo Golgi (1843–1926) Italy – Golgi's method (histology).
Zénobe Gramme (1826–1901) Belgium/France – Gramme dynamo.
Miksa Deri (1854–1938) Hungary – co-inventor of an improved closed-core transformer.
Michael Smith (1932–2000) USA – Site-directed mutagenesis (molecular biology).
Trial by combat of wits in disputations has no attraction for the seeker after truth; to him the appeal to experiment is the last and only test of the merit of an opinion conjecture or hypotheses. ~ Joseph Mellor - 1869 to 1938
It does not help that some politicians and journalists assume the public is interested only in those aspects of science that promise immediate practical applications to technology or medicine. - Steven Weinberg 1933 to present Theoretical 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
Geometry inasmuch as it is concerned with real space is no longer considered a part of pure mathematics; like mechanics and physics it belongs among the applications of mathematics. ~ Hermann Weyl 1885 to 1955 - Mathematician and Theoretical Physicist
Science is vastly more stimulating to the imagination than the classics. - J. B. S. Haldane 1892 to 1964 Biologist
The time however has arrived when biology must like the other sciences make a fresh start in a purely speculative direction free from all entanglement with medical or any other art. ~ Auguste Compte 1798 to 1857 - Philosopher of Science
The ultimate truths of mathematics then cannot be established by any experimental proof that the deductions from them are true; since the supposed experimental proof takes them for granted. ~ Herbert Spencer 1885 – 1977 - Philospher
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