Why Does Body-Temperature Air Feel Hot?

Science is vastly more stimulating to the imagination than the classics. - J. B. S. Haldane 1892 to 1964 Biologist

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


Why Does Body-Temperature Air Feel Hot?

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Lala Balhumal Lahuri (c. 1842) Mughal India – seamless globe and celestial globe.

Pyotr Kapitsa (1894–1984) Russia – first ultrastrong magnetic field creating techniques basic low-temperature physics inventions.

Teiji Takada Japan – Fire balloon.

Eric Fossum (born 1957) USA – intra-pixel charge transfer in CMOS image sensors.

Nick Holonyak (born 1928) USA – LED (Light Emitting Diode).

David Chaum (born 1955) USA – a.o. Digital signatures ecash.

Igor Tamm (1895–1971) Russia – co-developer of tokamak.

Thomas Wedgwood (1771–1805) UK – first (not permanent) photograph.

William Kennedy Laurie Dickson (1860–1935) UK – motion picture camera.

Calvin Quate (1923–) with Gerd Binnig (1947–) and with Christoph Gerber (?–) USA/Germany/Switzerland – Atomic force microscope.

Motorins Ivan Feodorovich (1660s–1735) and his son Mikhail Ivanovich (?–1750) Russia – Tsar Bell.

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

Otto Lilienthal (1848–1896) Germany – hang glider.

George William Manby (1765–1854) UK – Fire extinguisher.

Bjarne Stroustrup (born 1950) Denmark – C++ (programming language).

Charles Mantoux (1877–1947) France – Mantoux test (tuberculosis).

Charles Leiper Grigg (1868–1940) USA – 7 Up.

Gleb Lozino-Lozinskiy (1909–2001) Russia – Buran (spacecraft) Spiral project.

Adolf von Baeyer (1835–1917) Germany – a.o. Fluorescein synthetic Indigo dye Phenolphthalein.

Irving Langmuir (1851–1957) USA – gas filled incandescent light bulb hydrogen welding.


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Brilliant Quotes By Famous And Awesome Scientists!

I saw that people trying to synthesize gold and silver were working in ignorance and by false methods; I then perceived that they belonged to two classes the dupers and the duped. I pitied both of them. ~ Geber c. 712 – c. 815 AD

Benjamin Franklin performed a beautiful experiment using surfactants; on a pond at Clapham Common he poured a small amount of oleic acid a natural surfactant which tends to form a dense film at the water-air interface. He measured the volume required to cover all the pond. Knowing the area he then knew the height of the film something like three nanometers in our current units. ~ Pierre-Gilles de Gennes 1932 to 2007

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

I believe that new mathematical schemata new systems of axioms certainly new systems of mathematical structures will be suggested by the study of the living world. ~ Stan Ulam 1909 – 1984 - Mathematician

In our work we are always between Scylla and Charybdis; we may fail to abstract enough and miss important physics or we may abstract too much and end up with fictitious objects in our models turning into real monsters that devour us. ~ Murray Gell-Mann b. 1929

By ‘life ’ we mean a thing that can nourish itself and grow and decay. ~ Aristotle 384 BC to 322 BC - Scientist Philosopher

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


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