Why Does Plane Food Taste So Bad?

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

There are many ways of knocking electrons out of atoms. The simplest is to rub two surfaces together. ~ Fred Hoyle 1915 to 2001


Why Does Plane Food Taste So Bad?

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List of inventors!
List of inventors!

Otto Blathy (1860–1939) Hungary – co-inventor of the transformer wattmeter alternating current (AC) and turbogenerator.

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

Dennis Ritchie (1941–2011) USA – C (programming language).

James Fergason (born 1934) USA – improved liquid crystal display.

Karl Drais (1785–1851) Germany – dandy horse (Draisine).

Alexander Parkes (1831–1890) UK – celluloid.

B. F. Skinner (1904–1990) USA – Operant conditioning chamber.

Lyman Spitzer (1914–1997) USA – Stellarator (physics).

Jabir ibn Aflah (Geber) (c. 1100–1150) Islamic Spain – portable celestial globe.

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

Ole Kirk Christiansen (1891–1958) Denmark – creator of LEGO.

Gottlob Widmann (inv. c. 1954) Germany – Electrical drip coffee maker.

Vladimir Sergeyevich Vakhmistrov (1897–1972) Russia – first bomber with a parasite aircraft (Zveno project).

Ibn al-Shatir (1304–1375) Syria – "jewel box" device which combined a compass with a universal sundial.

Mulalo Doyoyo (born 1970) South Africa/USA - engineer and inventor (Cenocell - cementless concrete).

Yevgeny Kaspersky (born 1965) Russia – Kaspersky Anti-Virus Kaspersky Internet Security Kaspersky Mobile Security anti-virus products.

Federico Faggin (born 1941) Italy – microprocessor.

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

Sam Born Russia/USA – lollipop-making machine.

Richard Drew (1899–1980) USA – Masking tape.


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Brilliant Quotes By Famous And Awesome Scientists!

We cannot define anything precisely! If we attempt to we get into that paralysis of thought that comes to philosophers who sit opposite each other one saying to the other ‘You don’t know what you are talking about!’ The second one says ‘What do you mean by know? What do you mean by talking? What do you mean by you?’ and so on. ~ Richard Feynman 1918 to 1988

Chemistry unlike other sciences sprang originally from delusions and superstitions and was at its commencement exactly on a par with magic and astrology. - Thomas Thomson 1773 to 1852 Chemist

The finding of the double helix thus brought us not only joy but great relief. It was unbelievably interesting and immediately allowed us to make a serious proposal for the mechanism of gene duplication. ~ James Watson 1928 – Present - Geneticist

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

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

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

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


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