Why Do Cats Knead?

Before the Copernican revolution it was natural to suppose that God’s purposes were specifically concerned with the earth but now this has become an unplausible hypothesis. If it is the purpose of the Cosmos to evolve mind we must regard it as rather incompetent in having produced so little in such a long time. ~ Bertrand Russell 1872 – 1970 - Mathematician and Philosopher

I have eaten 2/3 of 1/3 of my food ration. 7 remains. How much food did I start with? ~ Cuneiform Babylonian mathematics exercise 1900 – 1600 BC


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Hyman George Rickover (1900–1986) USA – Nuclear submarine.

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

Lucio Bini (1908–1964) together with Ugo Cerletti (1877–1963) Italy – Electroconvulsive therapy.

Alexander Lodygin (1847–1923) Russia – electrical filament incandescent light bulb with tungsten filament.

Konstantin Konstantinov (1817 or 1819–1871) Russia – device for measuring flight speed of projectiles ballistic rocket pendulum launch pad rocket-making machine.

Wallace Carothers (1896–1937) USA – Nylon and Neoprene (together with Arnold Collins).

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

Antonio Pacinotti (1841–1912) Italy – Pacinotti dynamo.

Giovanni Caselli (1815–1891) Italy/France – Pantelegraph.

Edwin Howard Armstrong (1890–1954) USA – FM radio.

Christiaan Huygens (1629–1695) Netherlands – pendulum clock.

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

Teiji Takada Japan – Fire balloon.

Esther Takeuchi (born 1953) - holds more than 150 US-patents the largest number for any woman in the United States.

Humberto Fernández Morán (1924–1999) Venezuela – Diamond scalpel Ultra microtome.

Mikhail Tikhonravov (1900–1974) Russia – co-developer of Sputnik 1 (the first artificial satellite) together with Korolyov and Keldysh designer of further Sputniks.

James Dewar (1842–1923) UK – Thermos flask.

Muhammad ibn Jābir al-Harrānī al-Battānī (Albatenius) (853-929) Syria/Turkey – observation tube.

George Cayley (1773–1857) UK – glider tension-spoke wheels Caterpillar track.

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


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Brilliant Quotes By Famous And Awesome Scientists!

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

I have eaten 2/3 of 1/3 of my food ration. 7 remains. How much food did I start with? ~ Cuneiform Babylonian mathematics exercise 1900 – 1600 BC

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

This most beautiful system of the sun planets and comets could only proceed from the counsel and dominion of an intelligent and powerful Being. And if the fixed stars are the centres of other like systems these being formed by the like wise counsel must be all subject to the dominion of One; especially since the light of the fixed stars is of the same nature with the light of the sun. ~ Isaac Newton 1642 to 1727

It is a platitude that pure mathematics can have unexpected consequences and affect even daily life. ~ J.E. Littlewood 1885 – 1977 - Mathematician

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

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


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