What Is Night Blindness?

Still I had a lurking question. Would it not be better if one could really ‘see’ whether molecules as complicated as the sterols or strychnine were just as experiment suggested? ~ Dorothy Hodgkin - 1910 to 1984

I am not insensible of the advantage which accrues to Applied Mathematics from the co-operation of the Pure Mathematician and this co-operation is not infrequently called forth by the very imperfections of writers on Applied Mathematics. ~ Ronald Fisher 1890 – 1962 - Mathematician Statistician Evolutionary Biologist


What Is Night Blindness?

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List of inventors!
List of inventors!

Roland Moreno (1945–2012) France – inventor of the smart card.

Hugo Schiff (1834–1915) Germany – Schiff test (histology).

Arthur Fry (born 1931) USA – Post-it note.

Charles Babbage (1791–1871) UK – analytical engine (semi-automatic).

David Gestetner (1854–1939) Austria-Hungary / UK – a.o. Gestetner copier.

Andrei Sychra (c.1773/76–1850) Lithuania/Russia Czech descent – Russian seven-string guitar.

Stephanie Kwolek (1923-2014) USA – Kevlar.

Marvin Camras (1916–1995) USA – magnetic recording.

John Ambrose Fleming (1848–1945) UK – vacuum diode.

S. Scott Crump (inv. c. 1989) USA – a.o. Fused deposition modeling.

Tivadar Puskas (1844–1893) Hungary – telephone exchange.

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

Leonard Rivkin (inv. 1962) USA – Child safety seat.

Willard Boyle (1924–2011) together with George E. Smith (1930–) USA – Charge-coupled device (CCD).

Pyotr Kapitsa (1894–1984) Russia – first ultrastrong magnetic field creating techniques basic low-temperature physics inventions.

Hermann von Helmholtz (1821–1894) Germany – Helmholtz pitch notation Helmholtz resonator ophthalmoscope.

Ibn al-Haytham (Alhazen) (965–1039) Iraq – camera obscura pinhole camera magnifying glass.

James Henry Greathead (1844–1896) South Africa – tunnel boring machine tunnelling shield technique.

Salih Tahtawi (fl.1659–1660) Mughal India – seamless globe and celestial globe.

Charlie Booth (1903–2008) Australia – Starting blocks.


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Brilliant Quotes By Famous And Awesome Scientists!

A detective with his murder mystery a chemist seeking the structure of a new compound use little of the formal and logical modes of reasoning. Through a series of intuitions surmises fancies they stumble upon the right explanation and have a knack of seizing it when it once comes within reach. ~ Gilbert Lewis 1875 – 1946

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

Although Nature needs thousands or millions of years to create a new species man needs only a few dozen years to destroy one. - Victor Scheffer 1906 to 2011 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

We cannot define anything precisely! If we attempt to we get into that paralysis of thought that comes to philosophers who sit opposite each other one saying to the other ‘You don’t know what you are talking about!’ The second one says ‘What do you mean by know? What do you mean by talking? What do you mean by you?’ and so on. ~ Richard Feynman 1918 to 1988

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

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


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