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No two electrons in the same state? That is why atoms are so unnecessarily big and why metal and stone are so bulky. (Explaining that atoms are as large as they are because of Wolfgang Pauli’s Principle.) ~ Paul Ehrenfest 1880 – 1933

The black holes of nature are the most perfect macroscopic objects there are in the universe: the only elements in their construction are our concepts of space and time. - Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar 1910 to 1995 Astrophysicist


Why Are Flamingos Pink?

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Sushruta (600 BC) Vedic India – inventor of Plastic Surgery Cataract Surgery Rhinoplasty.

J. Stuart Blackton (1875–1941) USA – stop-motion film.

Cyril Duquet (1841–1922) Canada – Telephone handset.

Carl Auer von Welsbach (1858–1929) Austria – Gas mantle ferrocerium.

John Fowler (1826–1864) UK – steam-driven ploughing engine.

Ilya Ilyich Mechnikov (1845–1916) Russia – probiotics.

Sergey Malyutin (1859–1937) Russia – designed the first matryoshka doll (together with Vasily Zvyozdochkin).

Sten Gustaf Thulin (around the 1960s) Sweden– disposable Plastic shopping bag.

Christian Schnabel (1878–1936) German – simplistic food cutleries.

Robert Moog (1934–2005) USA – the Moog synthesizer.

Kia Silverbrook (born 1958) Australia – Memjet printer world's most prolific inventor.

Thomas Savery (1650–1715) UK – steam engine.

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

Sam Born Russia/USA – lollipop-making machine.

John W. Mauchly (1907–1980) USA – ENIAC – the first general purpose programmable digital computer.

Sidney Rosenthal (1907–1979) USA – Magic Marker.

Robert Watson-Watt (1892–1973) Scotland – microwave radar.

Edwin H. Land (1909–1991) USA – Polaroid polarizing filters and the Land Camera.

Octave Chanute (1832–1910) US – Civil Engineer.

Coenraad Johannes van Houten (1801–1887) Netherlands – cocoa powder cacao butter chocolate milk.


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Brilliant Quotes By Famous And Awesome Scientists!

Chemistry unlike other sciences sprang originally from delusions and superstitions and was at its commencement exactly on a par with magic and astrology. ~ Thomas Thomson - 1773 to 1852

I am busy just now again on electro-magnetism and I think I may have got hold of a good thing. ~ Michael Faraday 1791 – 1867

This is an era of specialists each of whom sees his own problem and is unaware of or intolerant of the larger frame into which it fits. ~ Rachel Carson 1907 to 1964 - Marine Biologist

Things are as they are because they were as they were. - Thomas Gold 1920 to present Astrophysicist

The chemists are a strange class of mortals impelled by an almost insane impulse to seek their pleasures amid smoke and vapor soot and flame poisons and poverty; yet among all these evils I seem to live so sweetly that may I die if I were to change places with the Persian king. ~ Johann Joachim Becher - 1635 to 1682

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

Physicists being in no way different from the rest of the population have short memories for what is inconvenient. ~ Anthony Standen 1907 – 1993


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