Why Are Snowflakes Flat?

What is possible in the Cavendish Laboratory may not be too difficult in the sun. - Sir Arthur Eddington 1882 to 1944 Astronomer Physicist Mathematician

In reality a theory in natural science cannot be without experimental foundations; physics in particular comes from experimental work. ~ Samuel C. C. Ting b. 1936


Why Are Snowflakes Flat?

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List of inventors!
List of inventors!

Arturo Caprotti (1881–1938) Italy – Caprotti valve gear.

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

William H. Dobelle (1943–2004) United States – first functioning artificial eye.

Franz Joseph Emil Fischer (1877–1947) together with Hans Tropsch (1889–1935) Germany – Fischer–Tropsch process (refinery process).

Clarence Birdseye (1886–1956) USA – frozen food process.

Joseph Aspdin (1788–1855) UK – Portland cement.

Thomas E. Kurtz (born 1928) together with John G. Kemeny (1926–1992) USA/Hungary – BASIC (programming language).

James McLurkin (born 1972) USA – Ant robotics (robotics).

Richard Trevithick (1771–1833) UK – high-pressure steam engine first full-scale steam locomotive.

Mikhail Dolivo-Dobrovolsky (1862–1919) Poland/Russia – three-phase electric power (first 3-phase hydroelectric power plant 3-phase electrical generator 3-phase motor and 3-phase transformer).

Fritz Haber (1868–1934) Germany – Haber process (ammonia synthesis).

Ivan Polzunov (1728–1766) Russia – first two-cylinder steam engine.

Lee DeForest (1873–1961) USA – a.o. Phonofilm triode directional antenna wireless telegraphy.

David Schwarz (1852–1897) Croatia – rigid ship later called Zeppelin.

Sennacherib (705–681 BC) Iraq (Mesopotamia) – screw pump.

Gheorghe Marinescu (1863–1938) Romania – the first science films in the world in the neurology clinic in Bucharest (1898–1901).

Tanaka Hisashige (1799–1881) Japan – Myriad year clock.

Lewis Latimer (1848–1928) USA – Invented the modern day light bulb.

Arogyaswami Paulraj (born 1944) India/USA – MIMO.

Fyodor Blinov (1827–1902) Russia – first tracked vehicle steam-powered continuous track tractor.


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Brilliant Quotes By Famous And Awesome Scientists!

Chemists do not usually stutter. It would be very awkward if they did seeing that they have at times to get out such words as methylethylamylophenylium. ~ Sir William Crookes - 1832 to 1919

Every aspect of the world today – even politics and international relations – is affected by chemistry. ~ Linus Pauling - 1901 to 1994

Mathematics is the language in which the gods speak to people. ~ Plato c. 427 BC – c. 347 BC - Mathematician and Philosopher

I believe there are 15 747 724 136 275 002 577 605 653 961 181 555 468 044 717 914 527 116 709 366 231 425 076 185 631 031 296 protons in the universe and the same number of electrons. - Sir Arthur Eddington 1882 to 1944 Astronomer Physicist Mathematician

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

There may be babblers wholly ignorant of mathematics who dare to condemn my hypothesis upon the authority of some part of the Bible twisted to suit their purpose. I value them not and scorn their unfounded judgment. - Nicolaus Copernicus 1473 – 1543 Astronomer Mathematician

With monads and diads and pentads and triads My brain has been addled completely; And what’s really meant by ‘something-valent ’ Is a question I give up discretely. ~ John Cargill Brough - 1834 to 1872


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