Why Are Snowflakes Flat?

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

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


Why Are Snowflakes Flat?

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Aeneas Coffey (1780–1852) Ireland – heat exchanger Coffey still.

John Howard Kyan (1774–1850) Ireland – The process of Kyanization used for wood preservation.

Pavel Sukhoi (1895–1975) Russia – Su-series fighter aircraft.

Bela Schick (1877–1967) Hungary – diphtheria test.

Ivan Plotnikov (1902–1995) Russia – kirza leather.

Paul Berg (born 1926) USA – created the first Recombinant DNA molecules.

Sam Born Russia/USA – lollipop-making machine.

Victor Babeș (1854–1926) Romania – Babesia the founder of serum therapy.

Su Song (1020–1101) China – first chain drive.

Cornelis Corneliszoon (1550–1607) The Netherlands – sawmill.

Hugh Bradner (1915–2008) USA – Wetsuit.

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

Nikolai Korotkov (1874–1920) Russia – auscultatory technique for blood pressure measurement.

Andrey Chokhov (c. 1545–1629) Russia – Tsar Cannon.

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

René Laennec (1781–1826) France – stethoscope.

Edward Teller (1908–2003) Hungary – hydrogen bomb.

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).

Corradino D'Ascanio (1891–1981) Italy – D'AT3 helicopter; Vespa scooter.

Peter Petroff (1919–2004) Bulgaria – digital wrist watch heart monitor weather instruments.


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Brilliant Quotes By Famous And Awesome Scientists!

I believe that thirty million of these animalcules together would not take up as much room or be as big as a coarse grain of sand. ~ Antonie van Leeuwenhoek 1632 to 1723 - Biologist

In my experience most mathematicians are intellectually lazy and especially dislike reading experimental papers. ~ Francis Crick 1916 – 2004 - Molecular Biologist

Chemistry is necessarily an experimental science: its conclusions are drawn from data and its principles supported by evidence from facts. ~ Michael Faraday - 1791 to 1867

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

Did the genome of our cave-dwelling predecessors contain a set or sets of genes which enable modern man to compose music of infinite complexity and write novels with profound meaning? …It looks as though the early Homo was already provided with the intellectual potential which was in great excess of what was needed to cope with the environment of his time.” - Susumu Ohno 1928 to 2000 Geneticist

Pure mathematics exist by themselves; no will produces them no power can limit them. They are eternal laws that no man can infringe and from which it is impossible to escape. ~ S. Sandaram Iyer 1883 - Philosopher

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


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