To honor his work, his name was given to the man who also calculated the age of the Earth – Kelvin

William Thomson was a British mathematical physicist and engineer was a British mathematical physicist and engineer. At the University of Glasgow he did important work in the mathematical analysis of electricity and formulation of the first and second laws of thermodynamics, and did much to unify the emerging discipline of physics in its modern form. He also had a career as an electric telegraph engineer and inventor, which propelled him into the public eye and ensured his wealth, fame and honour.
Absolute temperatures are stated in units of kelvin in his honour. While the existence of a lower limit to temperature (absolute zero) was known prior to his work, Lord Kelvin is widely known for determining its correct value as approximately −273.15 degree Celsius or −459.67 degree Fahrenheit.
He developed a complete system for operating a submarine telegraph that was capable of sending a character every 3.5 seconds. He patented the key elements of his system, the mirror galvanometer and the siphon recorder, in 1858. Over the period 1855 to 1867, he collaborated with Peter Guthrie Tait on a text book that founded the study of mechanics first on the mathematics of kinematics, the description of motion without regard to force.


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This voice actor and ventriloquist won accolades in media and patented first artificial heart

downloadPaul Winchell (December 21, 1922 – June 24, 2005) was an American ventriloquist, comedian, actor, voice actor, humanitarian and inventor. Winchell became the first person to build and patent a mechanical artificial heart, implantable in the chest cavity (US Patent #3097366). He has been honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his work in television.

Winchell was born Paul Wilchinsky in New York City on December 21, 1922 to Solomon Wilchinsky and Clara Fuchs. His father was a tailor. Winchell’s initial ambition was to become a doctor, but the Depression wiped out any chance of his family’s ability to afford medical school tuition.
Winchell accepted and became a professional at age 14.
Winchell’s first show as a ventriloquist was on radio with Jerry Mahoney in 1943. Winchell’s best-known ventriloquist dummies were Jerry Mahoney and Knucklehead Smiff.
Winchell developed over 30 patents in his lifetime. He invented an artificial heart with the assistance of Dr. Henry Heimlich, the inventor of the Heimlich Maneuver.
For Disney, Winchell was best known for voicing the character Tigger in Disney’s Winnie-the-Pooh films, and won a Grammy Award for his performance in Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too.


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