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Konrad Zuse and his Z3
Konrad Zuse in the year 1941, posing in front of his almost finished masterpiece – the Z3. Zuse was a German engineer and computer pioneer. His greatest achievement was the world's first functional program-controlled Turing-complete computer, the Z3.
See here for full size pics
Graviton:Nice rendition of the Z3! Really captures
the old school feeling of those first machines.
Chris: The sepia toning sells it. Nice use
of the window frame.
Heisenberg may or may not be attending a garden party.
Adapted from the following joke:
One day, all of the world's famous physicists decided to get together
for a reception. The waiter was a grad student, and
able to observe some of the guests...
- Everyone gravitated toward Newton, but he just kept moving around at a constant velocity and showed no reaction.
- Einstein thought it was a relatively good time.
- Coulomb got a real charge out of the whole thing.
- Cavendish wasn't invited, but he had the balls to show up anyway.
- Cauchy, being the only mathematician there, still managed to integrate well with everyone.
- Thompson enjoyed the plum pudding.
- Pauli came late, but was mostly excluded from things, so he split.
- Pascal was under too much pressure to enjoy himself.
- Ohm spent most of the time resisting Ampere's opinions on current events.
- Hamilton went to the buffet tables exactly once.
- Volt thought the social had a lot of potential.
- Hilbert was pretty spaced out for most of it.
- Heisenberg may or may not have been there.
- The Curies were there and just glowed the whole time.
- van der Waals forced himeself to mingle.
- Wien radiated a colourful personality.
- Millikan dropped his Italian oil dressing.
- de Broglie mostly just stood in the corner and waved.
- Hollerith liked the hole idea.
- Stefan and Boltzman got into some hot debates.
- Everyone was attracted to Tesla's magnetic personality.
- Compton was a little scatter-brained at times.
- Bohr ate too much and got atomic ache.
- Watt turned out to be a powerful speaker.
- Hertz went back to the buffet table several times a minute.
- Faraday had quite a capacity for food.
- Oppenheimer got bombed.
Can you spot the other famous faces in the crowd?
Gallery at Brickshelf
Graviton:Ha! I’ve never heard that joke
-- onto the office door it goes!
Archimedes: The Eureka Moment
Archimedes discovers the principle of displacement. Shortly after this
moment, history records his naked run through the streets of Syracuse.
Gallery Link: Flickr
Graviton:Love the exclamation point. :-)
Chris:A completely different spin on the Archimedes
vig - and the exclamation point rocks!
Robert Goddard, The Original Rocket Scientist
My model show Robert Goddard refueling and preparing the lauch of a
liquid propelled rocket on the lauch pad.
From wikipedia: "Robert Hutchings Goddard, Ph.D. (October 5, 1882 –
August 10, 1945), U.S. professor and scientist, was a pioneer of
controlled, liquid-fueled rocketry. He launched the world's first
liquid-fueled rocket on March 16, 1926. From 1930 to 1935 he launched
rockets that attained speeds of up to 885 km/h (550 mph). Though his
work in the field was revolutionary, he was sometimes ridiculed for
his theories. He received little support during his lifetime, but
would eventually come to be called one of the fathers of modern
Chris:what the heck happened to his glass?
Dr. Light with Megaman and Zero
(used exo-force keiken figure for the light kanji on his outfit)
Louis Pasteur was one of the forefathers of microbiology, what he is
most know for was his technique of heating liquids such as milk just
enough to kill bacteria making it less likely that people would get
sick from drinking it. The technique was called pasteurization and is
depicted in this Vignette. Some General Pasteur information can be
found here: Wiki
Graviton:Great lab bench!
By: Marta Legominha
Marie Curie discovers Radium
Marie Curie discovers Radium - it was behind the couch all the time!
Chris: Okay, I laughed. :)
Entry: Recieved after the deadline, not eligible for prizes
He was the person that proved that flying is possible by using a
jetpack and a pair of special made kites to fly across the world in 200
days with of course some breaks.The jet pack was to get him into the
air and he will flap the kites to enable him to fly.He was awarded a
scientific prize for being the first human to fly across the world!
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