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« Reply #25 on: 19/05/2009 20:33:53 »
Still no takers eh! Perhaps I have not really given enough of the right clues.

I am credited with the most accurate astronomical observations of my time, and the data will used by my assistant to derive the laws of planetary motion. I catalogued the planets and stars with enough accuracy to determine whether the Ptolemaic or the Copernican system described the heavens more accurately.
 

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« Reply #26 on: 20/05/2009 05:40:59 »
Tycho Brahe.
 

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« Reply #27 on: 20/05/2009 05:42:40 »
Was his assistant Kepler?
 

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« Reply #28 on: 20/05/2009 07:17:31 »
Right on both counts C4M.
 

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« Reply #29 on: 20/05/2009 17:14:14 »
Who am I?

I am the son of a wood-carver who became a Knight of the realm and a Fellow of the Royal Society.

Although I am a chemist responsible for the discovery of a number of elements, my name is, perhaps, better known for my invention which is named after me.
 

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« Reply #30 on: 21/05/2009 07:00:23 »
William Ramsay?
Humphry Davy?
 

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« Reply #31 on: 21/05/2009 08:05:07 »
One of them, yes.

I was born in Cornwall, England in the later part of the 18th. century.

My work on electrolysis lead me to the discovery of Na, Ca and K. I also discovered a few other elements and my invention could have been described as 'a glimmer of hope' in the safety of miners, which earned me the Rumford medal in 1816.
 

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« Reply #32 on: 21/05/2009 08:12:17 »
Must be Sir Humphry Davy then.
 

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« Reply #33 on: 21/05/2009 08:20:55 »
Sir Humphry Davy FRS MRIA, 17 December 1778 29 May 1829, inventor of the Davy Lamp.
 

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« Reply #34 on: 21/05/2009 11:55:03 »
Who am I?

I was born in the American state of Maine in the dying years of the 19th century. I did not graduate. I began as an apprentice in a mill at the age of 12, then joined the US Navy in 1912, where I learned wireless telegraphy.

In 1945 a chance happening lead me to an invention which is now in common use in homes all over the world.
 

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« Reply #35 on: 21/05/2009 13:44:22 »
Next clue:

The chance happening lead to a rather messy pocket when I was working with a magnetron.
 

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« Reply #36 on: 21/05/2009 16:07:41 »
Another clue:

The first of these *************** now in use around the world, was 5' 6" high and weighed in at over 1/3rd of a ton. So they were the preserve of commercial establishments. Today they are small enough to fit into any kitchen, where they belong!
 

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« Reply #37 on: 21/05/2009 22:19:26 »
Still no takers!!!!

You wouldn't say my invention was a surfers dream huge breaker, quite the opposite!
 

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« Reply #38 on: 22/05/2009 09:43:00 »
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Microwave oven?
 

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« Reply #39 on: 22/05/2009 10:09:53 »
Hence Percy Spencer.
I think you gave too many clues on that one.
 

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« Reply #40 on: 23/05/2009 11:48:31 »
Percy LeBron Spencer, born; Howland, Maine. (9 July, 1894 8 September, 1970)

 

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« Reply #41 on: 26/05/2009 10:36:41 »
I am the daughter of rich Jewish Parents and have 4 siblings, had 2 uncles, who were politicians in British Mandated Palestine.

I went to St Paul's girls school, then went to Newnham College, Cambridge University.
Then it's an only female college in Cambridge and studied Biophysics sciences.

Went onto to work in viruses such as the tobacco mosaic virus.

Who am I?

 

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« Reply #42 on: 26/05/2009 10:45:39 »
Rosalind Franklin?
 

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« Reply #43 on: 26/05/2009 11:15:12 »
Rosalind Franklin?

Yes well done C4me.
But I tried my best to leave a lot of details out oops@me
 

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« Reply #44 on: 26/05/2009 18:36:33 »
Rosalind Franklin?

How did you guess!!!

One as easy peasy as that.

So easy, its only words, not a biography.

Catapult.

Hyrdulic screw.

Compound Pulley
 

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« Reply #45 on: 27/05/2009 04:50:25 »
Greek mathematician?
Physicist and engineer?
 

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« Reply #46 on: 27/05/2009 17:18:09 »
Greek mathematician?
Physicist and engineer?

Eurkea!
 

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« Reply #47 on: 27/05/2009 20:54:57 »
What's his name again? Archi... something?
Don't know. This is way to hard.
 

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« Reply #48 on: 28/05/2009 11:53:20 »
What's his name again? Archi...

.....optrix?
 

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« Reply #49 on: 28/05/2009 14:43:16 »
Eureka@Archimedes, Jumped out of his bath
 

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