William Thomson, Baron Kelvin: Scottish engineer, mathematician, and physicist who profoundly influenced the scientific thought of his generation. Thomson, who was knighted and raised to the peerage in recognition.

Portrait of Lord Kelvin

Lord Kelvin aka William Thomson Eminent Scots physicist who devised the absolute temperature scale, now called the 'Kelvin scale', formulated the second law of thermodynamics and installed the first telegraph cables under the Atlantic.

William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin of Largs

William Thomas Stead was a writer of journalistic pieces and ghost stories whose life came to an end on the Titanic.

Kelvin, Lord William Thomson (1824-1907) -- from Eric Weisstein's World of Scientific Biography

Kelvin, Lord William Thomson -- from Eric Weisstein's World of Scientific Biography

William Thomson, Baron Kelvin, with his compass, 1902.

William Thomson, Baron Kelvin: Scottish engineer, mathematician, and physicist who profoundly influenced the scientific thought of his generation. Thomson, who was knighted and raised to the peerage in recognition.

Brilliant Blunders: From Darwin to Einstein - Colossal Mistakes by Great Scientists That Changed Our Understanding of Life and the Universe by Mario Livio http://www.amazon.com/dp/1439192375/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_Nf09tb1GJYE3V

Brilliant blunders : from Darwin to Einstein : colossal mistakes by great scientists that changed our understanding of life and the universe / Mario Livio.

Werner Von Braun

Wernher von Braun predicted in 1952 that “ELON” would be associated with Mars colonization

Designed by Robert Stephenson, the Royal Border Bridge was the last link in completing a continuous railway line running between London and Edinburgh.

Designed by Robert Stephenson, the Royal Border Bridge was the last link in completing a continuous railway line running between London and Edinburgh.

Carte schématique du Canal du Midi de Jassereu (1825) origine Archives VNF Toulouse

Carte schématique du Canal du Midi de Jassereu (1825) origine Archives VNF Toulouse

Universität Würzburg: Karl Ferdinand Braun (1909)

Universität Würzburg: Karl Ferdinand Braun (1909)

Alexander Graham Bell's design sketch of the telephone, ca. 1876.

Alexander Graham Bell's design sketch of the telephone, ca.

High Level Bridge with train

High Level Bridge with train

Westinghouse Air Brake Company - Pennsylvania

Westinghouse Air Brake Company - Pennsylvania

Babbage's social diary, April-June 1844

Babbage's social diary, April-June 1844

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