Why Don’t Birds on Power Lines Get Zapped?

There may be babblers wholly ignorant of mathematics who dare to condemn my hypothesis upon the authority of some part of the Bible twisted to suit their purpose. I value them not and scorn their unfounded judgment. ~ Nicolaus Copernicus 1473 – 1543 Mathematician and Astronomer

Why the dinosaurs died out is not known but it is supposed to be because they had minute brains and devoted themselves to the growth of weapons of offense in the shape of numerous horns. ~ Bertrand Russell 1872 – 1970 - Mathematician and Philosopher


Why Don't Birds on Power Lines Get Zapped?

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Louis Braille (1809–1852) France – Braille writing system Braille musical notation.

J. Stuart Blackton (1875–1941) USA – stop-motion film.

John Ambrose Fleming (1848–1945) UK – vacuum diode.

Kenyon Taylor (inv. 1961) USA – Flip-disc display.

Chuck Hull (born 1939) USA – 3D printer.

Hasan al-Rammah (fl.1270s) Syria – rocket-propelled torpedo.

Rudolf Diesel (1858–1913) Germany – Diesel engine.

Paul Berg (born 1926) USA – created the first Recombinant DNA molecules.

Forrest Parry (1921–2005) USA – Magnetic stripe card.

Rasmus Lerdorf (born 1968) Greenland/Canada – PHP (programming language).

Andrew Kay (born 1919) USA – Digital voltmeter.

Lev Artsimovich (1909–1973) Russia – tokamak.

Mark Publicover (born 1958) USA – First affordable trampoline safety net enclosure.

Rudolf Hell (1901–2002) Germany – the Hellschreiber.

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

Aleksandr Stoletov (1839–1896) Russia – first solar cell based on the outer photoelectric effect.

George Antheil (1900–1959) together with Hedy Lamarr (1914–2000) USA Frequency-hopping spread spectrum.

Gyula Takátsy (1914–1980) Hungary – first Microtiter plate.

Vera Mukhina (1889–1953) Russia – welded sculpture.

Jonas Wenström (1855–1893) Sweden – three-phase electrical power.


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It does not help that some politicians and journalists assume the public is interested only in those aspects of science that promise immediate practical applications to technology or medicine. - Steven Weinberg 1933 to present Theoretical Physicist

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 exactly is mathematics? Many have tried but nobody has really succeeded in defining mathematics; it is always something else. Roughly speaking people know that it deals with numbers figures with relations operations and that its formal procedures involving axioms proofs lemmas theorems have not changed since the time of Archimedes. ~ Stan Ulam 1909 – 1984 - Mathematician

Geometry is one and eternal shining in the mind of God. That men share in it is among the reasons that Man is the image of God. ~ Johannes Kepler 1571 – 1630 Mathematician and Astronomer

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

Still I had a lurking question. Would it not be better if one could really ‘see’ whether molecules as complicated as the sterols or strychnine were just as experiment suggested? ~ Dorothy Hodgkin - 1910 to 1984

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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