It is a platitude that pure mathematics can have unexpected consequences and affect even daily life. ~ J.E. Littlewood 1885 – 1977 - Mathematician
Biology is the study of the complex things in the Universe. Physics is the study of the simple ones. ~ Richard Dawkins 1941 – present - Evolutionary Biologist
William Thomson 1st Baron Kelvin (1824–1907) United Kingdom – Kelvin absolute temperature scale.
Sennacherib (705–681 BC) Iraq (Mesopotamia) – screw pump.
Josef Ressel (1793–1857) Czechoslovakia – ship propeller.
Henri Giffard (1825–1882) France – powered airship injector.
Andrei Tupolev (1888–1972) Russia – turboprop powered long-range airliner (Tupolev Tu-114) turboprop strategic bomber (Tupolev Tu-95).
Nestor Makhno (1888–1934) Ukraine/Russia – tachanka.
John Moses Browning (1855–1926) USA – Semi-automatic pistol.
Levi Strauss (1829–1902) USA – blue jeans.
William Henry Perkin (1838–1907) United Kingdom – first synthetic organic chemical dye Mauveine.
Vladimir Barmin (1909–1993) Russia – first rocket launch complex (spaceport).
Harry Houdini (1874-1926) USA Flight Time Illusion.
Shen Kuo (1031–1095) China – improved gnomon armillary sphere clepsydra and sighting tube.
William H. Dobelle (1943–2004) United States – first functioning artificial eye.
Friedrich Clemens Gerke (1801–1888) Germany – current international Morse code.
John Fowler (1826–1864) UK – steam-driven ploughing engine.
Gheorghe Marinescu (1863–1938) Romania – the first science films in the world in the neurology clinic in Bucharest (1898–1901).
Gleb Kotelnikov (1872–1944) Russia – knapsack parachute drogue parachute.
Gene Dolgoff (inv. c. 1985) USA – LCD projector.
Abi Bakr of Isfahan (c. 1235) Persia/Iran – mechanical geared astrolabe with lunisolar calendar.
Arthur William Savage (1857–1938) – radial tires gun magazines Savage Model 99 lever action rifle.
Although Nature needs thousands or millions of years to create a new species man needs only a few dozen years to destroy one. - Victor Scheffer 1906 to 2011 Biologist
A fact acquires its true and full value only through the idea which is developed from it. ~ Justus von Liebig - 1803 to 1873
God created two acts of folly. First He created the Universe in a Big Bang. Second He was negligent enough to leave behind evidence for this act in the form of microwave radiation. - Paul Erdős 1913 to 1996 Mathematician
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
We were a polite society and I expected to lead a quiet life teaching mechanics and listening to my senior colleagues gently but obliquely poking fun at one another. This dream of somnolent peace vanished very quickly when (Ernest) Rutherford came to Cambridge. Rutherford was the only person I have met who immediately impressed me as a great man. He was a big man and made a big noise and he seemed to enjoy every minute of his life. I remember that when transatlantic broadcasting first came in Rutherford told us at a dinner in Hall how he had spoken into a microphone to America and had been heard all over the continent. One of the bolder of our Fellows said: “Surely you did not need to use apparatus for that.” ~ Geoffrey Fellows 1871 to 1937
By ‘life ’ we mean a thing that can nourish itself and grow and decay. ~ Aristotle 384 BC to 322 BC - Scientist Philosopher
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
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