Benjamin Franklin performed a beautiful experiment using surfactants; on a pond at Clapham Common he poured a small amount of oleic acid a natural surfactant which tends to form a dense film at the water-air interface. He measured the volume required to cover all the pond. Knowing the area he then knew the height of the film something like three nanometers in our current units. ~ Pierre-Gilles de Gennes 1932 to 2007
Pure mathematics exist by themselves; no will produces them no power can limit them. They are eternal laws that no man can infringe and from which it is impossible to escape. ~ S. Sandaram Iyer 1883 - Philosopher
Zhang Heng (78–139) China – Seismometer first hydraulic-powered armillary sphere.
Pavel Yablochkov (1847–1894) Russia – Yablochkov candle (first commercially viable electric carbon arc lamp).
Dawon Kahng (1931–1992) South Korea together with Simon Sze (1936–) Taiwan/USA – Floating-gate MOSFET.
S. Scott Crump (inv. c. 1989) USA – a.o. Fused deposition modeling.
Nils Bohlin (1920–2002) Sweden – the three-point seat belt.
Chuck Hull (born 1939) USA – 3D printer.
Robert Swanson (1905–1994) Canada – Invented and developed the first multi-chime air horn for use with diesel locomotives.
Michael Grätzel (born 1944) Germany/Switzerland– a.o. Dye-sensitized solar cell.
Nikolay Kamov (1902–1973) Russia – armored battle autogyro Ka-series coaxial rotor helicopters.
Gerhard Sessler (born 1931) Germany – foil electret microphone silicon microphone.
Justus von Liebig (1803–1873) Germany – nitrogen-based fertilizer.
Melitta Bentz (1873–1950) Germany – paper Coffee filter.
Aldred Scott Warthin (1866–1931) together with Allen Chronister Starry (1890–1973) USA – Warthin–Starry stain (histology).
Tom Knight (? - ) USA - BioBricks (synthetic biology).
Vladimir Bekhterev (1857–1927) Russia – Bekhterev's Mixture.
Felix Hoffmann (Bayer) (1868–1949) Germany – Aspirin.
Aleksandr Loran (1849 – after 1911) Russia – fire fighting foam foam extinguisher.
Charles Cantor (born 1942) USA – Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (molecular biology).
Muhammad al-Fazari (d. 796/806) Persia – astrolabe.
Vera Mukhina (1889–1953) Russia – welded sculpture.
It is thus probable that germs of the lowest organisms known to us are continually being carried away from the earth and the other planets upon which they exist. As seeds in general so most of these spores thus carried away will no doubt meet death in the cold infinite space of the universe. Yet a small number of spores will fall on some other world and may there be able to spread life if conditions be suitable. ~ Svante Arrhenius 1859 to 1927 - Physical Chemist
We are storytelling animals and cannot bear to acknowledge the ordinariness of our daily lives. - Stephen Jay Gould 1941 to 2002 Paleontologist
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
The invention of logarithms came to the world as a bolt from the blue. No previous work had led up to it… It stands isolated breaking in upon human thought abruptly without borrowing from the work of other intellects or following known lines of mathematical thought. ~ John Moulton 1844 – 1921 - Mathematician
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
I believe there are 15 747 724 136 275 002 577 605 653 961 181 555 468 044 717 914 527 116 709 366 231 425 076 185 631 031 296 protons in the universe and the same number of electrons. - Sir Arthur Eddington 1882 to 1944 Astronomer Physicist Mathematician
Simple laws can very well describe complex structures. The miracle is not the complexity of our world but the simplicity of the equations describing that complexity. ~ Sander Bais b. 1945 - Theoretical Physicist
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