The earliest appearance of π in scientific literature Photograph: Gareth Roberts In 1706, William Jones – a self-taught mathematician and one of Anglesey’s most famous sons – published his seminal work, Synopsis palmariorum matheseos, roughly translated as A summary of achievements in mathematics. It is a work of great historical interest because it is where the symbol π appears for the first time in scientific literature to denote the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. Jones…
We all know that Necessity is the mother of the invention and this proverb is well supported by the Chinese pharmacist who became the god father of the people who used to smoke the nicotine cigarette as because he invented the concept of electronic cigarette to substitute it with the real one. The smoking of the cigarette was banned in many countries by the Government to protect the health of the people.
Swiss scientist who invented LSD and had first ever 'bad trip' dies at 102
Albert Hofmann, Swiss scientist who invented Lysergic acid diethylamide, aka LSD, in 1943. The drug was hailed as a wonder drug for use in psychoanalysis. The fact that it was cheap and easy to manufacture left it open to abuse. It was banned around the world after a number of people under its influence leapt to their deaths believing they could fly.