I am busy just now again on electro-magnetism and I think I may have got hold of a good thing. ~ Michael Faraday 1791 – 1867
This most beautiful system of the sun planets and comets could only proceed from the counsel and dominion of an intelligent and powerful Being. And if the fixed stars are the centres of other like systems these being formed by the like wise counsel must be all subject to the dominion of One; especially since the light of the fixed stars is of the same nature with the light of the sun. ~ Isaac Newton 1642 to 1727
Vladimir Bekhterev (1857–1927) Russia – Bekhterev's Mixture.
William Friese-Greene (1855–1921) UK – cinematography.
Paul Walden (1863–1957) Latvia/Russia/Germany – Walden inversion Ethylammonium nitrate (the first room temperature ionic liquid).
William H. Dobelle (1943–2004) United States – first functioning artificial eye.
Gheorghe Marinescu (1863–1938) Romania – the first science films in the world in the neurology clinic in Bucharest (1898–1901).
Archimedes (c. 287–212 BC) Greece – Archimedes' screw.
Lucio Bini (1908–1964) together with Ugo Cerletti (1877–1963) Italy – Electroconvulsive therapy.
Francis Rogallo (1912–2009) USA – Rogallo wing.
August Schrader (1820–?) USA – Schrader valve for Pneumatic tire.
Henry Burden (1791–1871) Scotland and USA – Horseshoe machine first usable iron railed road spike.
Jimmy Wales (born 1966) together with Larry Sanger (1968–) USA – Wikipedia.
Karl Ferdinand Braun (1850–1918) Germany – cathode-ray tube oscilloscope.
Slavoljub Eduard Penkala (1871–1922) Croatia – mechanical pencil.
Ivan Fyodorov (c. 1510–1583) Russia/Poland–Lithuania – invented multibarreled mortar introduced printing in Russia.
Ted Selker (inv. 1987) USA – Pointing stick.
David Chaum (born 1955) USA – a.o. Digital signatures ecash.
John McAdam (1756–1836) Scotland – improved "macadam" road surface.
Samuel Hunter Christie (1784–1865) UK – Wheatstone bridge.
Floyd Paxton (1918–1975) USA – a.o. Bread clip.
Igor Sikorsky (1889–1972) Russia/USA – first four-engine fixed-wing aircraft (Russky Vityaz) first airliner and purpose-designed bomber (Ilya Muromets) modern helicopter Sikorsky-series helicopters.
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 Chemist Physicist
God created two acts of folly. First He created the Universe in a Big Bang. Second He was negligent enough to leave behind evidence for this act in the form of microwave radiation. - Paul Erdős 1913 to 1996 Mathematician
Although the alternate ‘wax and wane’ cycles are the rule rather than the exception in all fields of human endeavor in that of biological sciences the ‘wane’ is all too often indicative of a justified loss of faith in the rational and methodical approach that had at first raised so much hope. ~ Rita Levi-Montalcini 1909 to 2012 Neurobiologist
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
Physics is actually too hard for physicists. ~ David Hilbert 1862 to 1943 (Mathematician)
It is a platitude that pure mathematics can have unexpected consequences and affect even daily life. ~ J.E. Littlewood 1885 – 1977 - Mathematician
Science is the acceptance of what works and the rejection of what does not. That needs more courage than we might think. - Jacob Bronowski 1908 to 1974 Mathematician Biologist
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