Why Do Ribbons Curl?

Time is the best appraiser of scientific work and I am aware that an industrial discovery rarely produces all its fruit in the hands of its first inventor. ~ Louis Pasteur - 1822 to 1895

The condition of matter I have dignified by the term Electronic THE ELECTRONIC STATE. What do you think of that? Am I not a bold man ignorant as I am to coin words? ~ Michael Faraday 1791 – 1867


Why Do Ribbons Curl?

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List of inventors!
List of inventors!

Harry Houdini (1874-1926) USA Flight Time Illusion.

William C. Brown (1916–1999) USA – Crossed-field amplifier.

Carl Friedrich Claus (c. 1883) Germany – Claus process (petrochemistry).

C. W. Fuller (inv. 1953) USA – Gilhoolie.

Alfred P. Southwick (1826 – 1898) USA - Electric chair.

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

Gerhard Fischer (1899–1988) Germany/USA – hand-held metal detector.

Salih Tahtawi (fl.1659–1660) Mughal India – seamless globe and celestial globe.

Ralph H. Baer (1922-December 6 2014) German born American – video game console.

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

Hanaoka Seishū (1760–1835) Japan – General anaesthetic.

Vasily Andreyev (1861–1918) Russia – standard balalaika.

Harold D. Kraft (c. 1960) together with Jack A. Kraft (c. 1960) USA – Vortex mixer.

Stanislav Brebera (1925–2012) Czech Republic – Semtex explosive.

Archimedes (c. 287–212 BC) Greece – Archimedes' screw.

Robert H. Dennard (born 1932) USA– Dynamic random-access memory (DRAM).

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

Zhang Heng (78–139) China – Seismometer first hydraulic-powered armillary sphere.

David Strang (inv. 1890) New Zealand – first Instant coffee.

Samuel Morey (1762–1843) USA – internal combustion engine.


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Brilliant Quotes By Famous And Awesome Scientists!

I accept no principles of physics which are not also accepted in mathematics. ~ René Descartes 1596 to 1650

On the principle of successive variations not always supervening at an early age and being inherited at a corresponding not early period of life we can clearly see why the embryos of mammals birds reptiles and fishes should be so closely alike and should be so unlike the adult forms. ~ Charles Darwin 1809 to 1882 - Naturalist Evolutionary Biologist

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

I am not insensible of the advantage which accrues to Applied Mathematics from the co-operation of the Pure Mathematician and this co-operation is not infrequently called forth by the very imperfections of writers on Applied Mathematics. ~ Ronald Fisher 1890 – 1962 - Mathematician Statistician Evolutionary Biologist

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

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

There is no law except the law that there is no law. - John Archibald Wheeler 1911 to 2008 Theoretical Physicist


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