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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

Simple laws can very well describe complex structures. The miracle is not the complexity of our world but the simplicity of the equations describing that complexity. ~ Sander Bais b. 1945 - Theoretical Physicist


What is the Carbon Footprint of the Electric Car? | Stuff You Should Know

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List of inventors!
List of inventors!

Eadweard Muybridge (1830–1904) UK – motion picture.

E. K. Gauzen Russia – three bolt equipment (early diving costume).

Nestor Genko (1839–1904) Russia – Genko's Forest Belt (the first large-scale windbreak system).

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

Charles Algernon Parsons (1854–1931) British – steam turbine.

Mordecai Meirowitz (born c. 1925) Roumania / Israel – Mastermind (board game).

Edwin Beard Budding (1795–1846) UK – lawnmower.

Tom Knight (? - ) USA - BioBricks (synthetic biology).

Richard Drew (1899–1980) USA – Masking tape.

Friedrich Soennecken (1848–1919) Germany – Ring binder Hole punch.

Jozef Murgas (1864–1929) Slovakia – inventor of the wireless telegraph (forerunner of the radio).

Frank Whittle (1907–1996) UK – co-inventor of the jet engine.

Dudley Allen Buck (1927–1959) USA – a.o. Cryotron content-addressable memory.

Willem Johan Kolff (1911–2009) Netherlands – artificial kidney hemodialysis machine.

Franz Joseph Emil Fischer (1877–1947) together with Hans Schrader (1921–2012) Germany – Fischer assay (oil yield test).

Stepan Makarov (1849–1904) Russia – Icebreaker Yermak the first true icebreaker able to ride over and crush pack ice.

Elias Howe (1819–1867) USA – sewing machine.

Dmitri Mendeleev (1834–1907) Russia – Periodic table pycnometer pyrocollodion.

Goldsworthy Gurney (1793–1875) England - Gurney Stove.

Eric Tigerstedt (1887–1925) Finland – Sound-on-film triode vacuum tube.


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Brilliant Quotes By Famous And Awesome Scientists!

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

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 physical chemists never use their eyes and are most lamentably lacking in chemical culture. It is essential to cast out from our midst root and branch this physical element and return to our laboratories. ~ Henry Edward Armstrong 1848 to 1937

Surely it is not knowledge but learning; not owning but earning; not being there but getting there; that gives us the greatest pleasure. ~ Carl Friedrich Gauss 1777 – 1855 - Mathematician and Physicist

The development of biology is going to destroy to some extent our traditional grounds for ethical belief and it is not easy to see what to put in their place. ~ Francis Crick 1916 – 2004 Molecular Biologist

Progress is made by trial and failure; the failures are generally a hundred times more numerous than the successes ; yet they are usually left unchronicled. - William Ramsay 1852 to 1916 Chemist

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


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