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
Karl-Hermann Geib (1908–1949) Germany / USSR – Girdler sulfide process.
Joseph Henry (1797–1878) Scotland/USA – electromagnetic relay.
Kerim Kerimov (1917–2003) Azerbaijan and Russia – co-developer of human spaceflight space dock space station.
James Dyson (born 1947) UK – Dual Cyclone bagless vacuum cleaner incorporating the principles of cyclonic separation..
Banū Mūsā brothers Muhammad (c. 800–873) Ahmad (803–873) Al-Hasan (810–873) Iraq – mechanical trick devices hurricane lamp self-trimming and self-feeding lamp gas mask clamshell grab fail-safe system mechanical musical instrument automatic flute player programmable machine.
Cyril Duquet (1841–1922) Canada – Telephone handset.
Fazlur Khan (1929–1982) Bangladesh – structural systems for high-rise skyscrapers.
Antonio Benedetto Carpano (1764–1815) Italy – modern vermouth.
Ognjeslav Kostović (1851–1916) Serbia/Russia – arborite (high-strength plywood an early plastic).
Benjamin Chew Tilghman (1821–1897) USA – sandblasting.
Waldemar Haffkine (1860–1930) Russia/Switzerland – first anti-cholera and anti-plague vaccines.
Matthew Piers Watt Boulton (1820–1894) UK – aileron.
Ignazio Porro (1801–1875) Italy – Porro prism Strip camera.
Robert Watson-Watt (1892–1973) Scotland – microwave radar.
Tom Knight (? - ) USA - BioBricks (synthetic biology).
Ibn Samh (c. 1020) Middle East – mechanical geared astrolabe.
Michael I. Pupin (1858–1935) Serbia – pupinization (loading coils) tunable oscillator.
George William Manby (1765–1854) UK – Fire extinguisher.
George Pullman (1831–1897) USA – Pullman sleep wagon.
Hippolyte Pixii (1808–1835) France – Pixii dynamo.
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
Dr. Ikemoto repeatedly told me that we should not perform research that simply reproduced somebody else’s results. Rather we should do something unique and new. ~ Shinya Yamanaka 1962 to Present - Stem Cell Biologist
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
Physicists being in no way different from the rest of the population have short memories for what is inconvenient. ~ Anthony Standen 1907 – 1993
Understanding the history of matter and searching for its most interesting forms such as galaxies stars planets and life seems a suitable use for our intelligence. - Robert Kirshner 1949 to present Astronomer
It is a platitude that pure mathematics can have unexpected consequences and affect even daily life. ~ J.E. Littlewood 1885 – 1977 - Mathematician
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
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