Why Don’t Penguins’ Feet Freeze?

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

An experiment is a question which science poses to Nature and a measurement is the recording of Nature’s answer. - Max Planck 1858 to 1947 Theoretical Physicist


Why Don't Penguins' Feet Freeze?

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List of inventors!
List of inventors!

Wright brothers Orville (1871–1948) and Wilbur (1867–1912) – USA – powered airplane.

Ridgway Banks inventor of the Banks Engine a Nitinol based solid state heat engine.

Roy Plunkett (1910–1994) United States – Teflon.

Valdemar Poulsen (1869–1942) Denmark – magnetic wire recorder arc converter.

René Laennec (1781–1826) France – stethoscope.

Vladimir Bekhterev (1857–1927) Russia – Bekhterev's Mixture.

Ward Christensen (inv. 1978–) USA – Bulletin board system.

Antonio Meucci (1808–1889) Italy/USA– a.o. various early telephones a hygrometer a milk test.

Thomas Chang (born 1933) Canada/China – Artificial cell.

Frank Pantridge (1916–2004) Ireland – Portable defibrillator.

Johann Maria Farina (1685–1766) Germany; Eau de Cologne.

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

Buckminster Fuller (1895–1983) USA – geodesic dome.

Corradino D'Ascanio (1891–1981) Italy – D'AT3 helicopter; Vespa scooter.

Antoine Louis (1723–1792) France – Guillotine.

John Howard Kyan (1774–1850) Ireland – The process of Kyanization used for wood preservation.

Sam Golden (1915–1997) together with Leonard Bocour (1910–1993) USA – Acrylic paint.

Ludwig Hatschek (1856–1914) Austria – Fibre cement.

John Moses Browning (1855–1926) USA – Semi-automatic pistol.

Colin Murdoch (1929–2008) New Zealand – a.o. Tranquillizer gun disposable hypodermic syringe.


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Brilliant Quotes By Famous And Awesome Scientists!

A cylinder of air reaching to the top of the atmosphere is of equal weight with a cylinder of water about 33 feet high. ~ Isaac Newton 1642 to 1727

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

We are storytelling animals and cannot bear to acknowledge the ordinariness of our daily lives. - Stephen Jay Gould 1941 to 2002 Paleontologist

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

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

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

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


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