Opening committed in a dream
• Discovery committed in a dream
All know the history of the school that Mendeleev saw his famous table in a dream. Some argue that this is not true: just working on the table, Mendeleev very little sleep, and in recent days was in a semi-somnabulicheskom, poluvozbuzhdennom state. Nevertheless, the history of the Mendeleev - not the only one.
Mesrop Mashtots, the creator of the Armenian alphabet, argued that the alphabet in a dream an angel showed him.
Descartes once dreamed of an open book. In the dream, the spirit of Descartes convinced that his life is intended to prove that mathematical principles are useful in the study of nature and can benefit tremendously.
German chemist Friedrich Kekule dreamed of a snake biting its own tail itself. After this dream Kekle proposed structure of the benzene molecule.
Frederick Burdach dreamed of the idea of circulation.
Otto Loewi, Nobel Prize winner, dreamed of cardiac nerve transmission of impulses.
There are memories of Niels Bohr about his dream about the structure of the atom - the nucleus and electrons dreamed of him in the form of the solar system with rotating planets.
Son of Frederick Banting of the experiment, which he then held, led to the discovery of insulin.
India's greatest mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan claimed that all his discoveries came to him in a dream of the Hindu goddess Namagiri (one of the incarnations of Lakshmi). In his dreams, she wrote the equation.
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Soviet aircraft designer Oleg Antonov saw in a dream after waking sketched the shape of the tail of the aircraft giant "Antaeus."
Elias Howe, who created in 1845 a sewing machine, before this long suffered, not knowing how to place the eye of the needle so that the thread clung to the opposite side of the fabric. Once he dreamed that he was surrounded by a dance of savages, who took him prisoner. They danced around him, brandishing spears, and he noticed that the spears are just below the ear tip. Waking up, he moved the eye of a needle into the opposite end of the needles - to the tip, and the problem was solved.