About scientific experiences
Isaac Newton in the childhood was very painful and lagged behind peers. Once in windy day children started the competition on long jumps. Having noticed that it is better to jump downwind, Isaac outrode all rivals. Later he said that he considered these jumps the first scientific experiments.
The Dutch meteorologist Hristofor Beys-Ballot decided to check the Doppler effect at which pitch of a tone changes depending on that, the object approaches you or is removed. Two days he drove to and fro the engine with
by trumpeters who hooted the note salt it was not convinced yet that Dopler is right.
The English botanist Robert Fischer somehow admitted to the laboratory the specialist who claimed that she will distinguish whether some tea in milk or on the contrary is given, milk is added to tea. Experiences were successful, and Fischer wrote the book: "Statistical methods for research associates".
The English scientist John Dalton bequeathed after death to take his eyes and to check what is with them not so. In 1995 scientists found daltonism genes in the deciphered Dalton's DNA.
The American biologists Uintrop and Lyuella Kellogg, having read tales of Mowgli, decided to bring up the monkey cub in the family. He learned to eat with the spoon and began to understand the human speech, but here the son Kellogov mastered only three words in the year.
Isaac Newton launched to himself in the eye the thin probe from ivory and pressed it on back side of the eyeball. In the eye there were color flashes and circles from what Newton drew the conclusion that we see because light puts pressure upon the retina.
In 1928 one of pioneers of television, the English inventor John Beyrd, tried to use the human eye as the transferring camera.
Lavoisier investigated behavior of different substances at high temperatures for what he constructed huge installation with two lenses concentrating sunlight. He noted that in hermetically the soldered glass vessel with the vacuum diamond when heating chars, and on air burns down, completely disappearing. Experiences cost thousands of gold livres.
The American botanist Bill in 1879 dug to the earth of 20 bottles with seeds of widespread weeds. Since then periodically scientists dig out one bottle and check seeds for viability. Some especially resistant weeds sprout still.
Thomas Parnell in 1927 placed in the funnel the piece of solid pitch which on molecular properties is liquid, though very viscous. In 1938 the first drop of pitch fell in the laboratory glass substituted by Parnell. The second fell in 1947. In the fall of 1948 professor died, and observation of the funnel was continued by his pupils. Since then drops fell in 1954, 1962, 1970, 1979, 1988 and 2000.Top