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
Every aspect of the world today – even politics and international relations – is affected by chemistry. ~ Linus Pauling - 1901 to 1994
Otto von Guericke (1602–1686) Germany – vacuum pump manometer dasymeter.
Gerhard Fischer (1899–1988) Germany/USA – hand-held metal detector.
Fritz Haber (1868–1934) Germany – Haber process (ammonia synthesis).
Aleksandr Loran (1849 – after 1911) Russia – fire fighting foam foam extinguisher.
John Vincent Atanasoff (1903–1995) Bulgaria/USA – modern digital computer.
Ivan Kulibin (1735–1818) Russia – egg-shaped clock candle searchlight elevator using screw mechanisms a self-rolling carriage featuring a flywheel brake gear box and bearing an early optical telegraph.
Baltzar von Platen (1898–1984) Sweden – gas absorption refrigerator.
Vladimir Bekhterev (1857–1927) Russia – Bekhterev's Mixture.
Ignazio Porro (1801–1875) Italy – Porro prism Strip camera.
Wendell Brown (born 1961) USA – ADAP sound editor eVoice voicemail Teleo VoIP virtual workforce and energy efficiency technologies.
Petrache Poenaru (1799–1875) Romania – fountain pen.
Octave Chanute (1832–1910) US – Civil Engineer.
Mikhail Britnev (1822–1889) Russia – first metal-hull icebreaker (Pilot).
Tracy Hall (1919–2008) USA – synthetic diamond.
Kia Silverbrook (born 1958) Australia – Memjet printer world's most prolific inventor.
Camillo Golgi (1843–1926) Italy – Golgi's method (histology).
Jonas Edward Salk (1914–1995) USA – injection Polio vaccine.
Ami Argand (1750–1803) France – Argand lamp.
William Crookes (1832–1919) UK – Crookes radiometer Crookes tube.
Mikhail Tsvet (1872–1919) Russia – chromatography (specifically adsorption chromatography the first chromatography method).
Nearly 2.5 billion years of prokaryotic cells and nothing else – two-thirds of life’s history in stasis at the lowest level of recorded complexity… Why did life remain at stage 1 for two-thirds of its history if complexity offers such benefits? ~ Stephen Jay Gould 1941 to 2002 - Paleontologist
Mathematics is the language in which the gods speak to people. ~ Plato c. 427 BC – c. 347 BC - Mathematician and Philosopher
Everything that human beings or living animals do is done by protein molecules. And therefore the kind of proteins that one has and therefore the ability one has is determined by the genes that one has. ~ Har Gobind Khorana 1922 – 2011 - Molecular Biologist
Pierre Curie voluntarily exposed his arm to the action of radium for several hours. This resulted in damage resembling a burn that developed progressively and required several months to heal. Henri Becquerel had by accident a similar burn as a result of carrying in his vest pocket a glass tube containing radium salt. He came to tell us of this evil effect of radium exclaiming in a manner at once delighted and annoyed: “I love it but I owe it a grudge.” ~ Marie Curie 1867 to 1934
In its efforts to learn as much as possible about nature modern physics has found that certain things can never be “known” with certainty. Much of our knowledge must always remain uncertain. The most we can know is in terms of probabilities. ~ Richard Feynman 1918 to 1988
On the principle of successive variations not always supervening at an early age and being inherited at a corresponding not early period of life we can clearly see why the embryos of mammals birds reptiles and fishes should be so closely alike and should be so unlike the adult forms. ~ Charles Darwin 1809 to 1882 - Naturalist Evolutionary Biologist
It is a platitude that pure mathematics can have unexpected consequences and affect even daily life. ~ J.E. Littlewood 1885 – 1977 - Mathematician
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