Underground Invention Still Driving Scientific Progress

// Published June 30, 2017 by User1

The foundation of today’s established scientific communities is composed of the discoveries, inventions and theories of counter-culture, amateur pioneers in their fields. It’s the perseverance and ability to look at the world in a different way that results in the value that these contributors have made to our world.

 

Gregor Mendel, an Augustinian friar and the father of modern genetics, conducted private research on the attributes of peas that led to the discovery that these characteristics resulted from the paired-combinations of genes. Similarly, Nikola Tesla, whose eccentricities caused him to be categorized as a mad scientist, is responsible for the system of alternating current powering our home appliances.

 

This article explores two modern amateur inventors continuing scientific research beyond its current bounds.

 

Berryman’s Number

  • Berryman’s NumberThrough his independent research, Dr. Thomas Berryman, has come up with a numerical constant that challenges the current number that has been used in physics for nearly 100 years. Berryman’s constant alters the values assigned to sub-atomic particles such as the mass of the electron and calculated values that depend on them. Berryman, a podiatrist by profession with a degree in chemistry, has experienced resistance from the scientific community with acceptance of his research. However, he was recently published in the international journal, “Physics Essays.” The elementary charge constant is credited to Robert Millikan for which he received the Nobel Prize in 1923.

 

Through his independent research, Dr. Thomas Berryman, has come up with a numerical constant that challenges the current number that has been used in physics for nearly 100 years. Berryman’s constant alters the values assigned to sub-atomic particles such as the mass of the electron and calculated values that depend on them. Berryman, a podiatrist by profession with a degree in chemistry, has experienced resistance from the scientific community with acceptance of his research. However, he was recently published in the international journal, “Physics Essays.” The elementary charge constant is credited to Robert Millikan for which he received the Nobel Prize in 1923.

 

  • The Man Treating His Diabetes with His Artificial Pancreas SystemHaving been diagnosed with Type I diabetes more than 22 years ago, Tim Omer moved with his family from his London residence to Poland to further develop his Artificial Pancreas System. Many diabetics experience frustration having only the options of either calibrating their insulin pump with very costly medical devices or carrying around a lot of medications. Omer’s mobile application gives diabetics an additional option by providing the patient with medical data and suggesting adjustment recommendations for their insulin pumps. Omer states that there is suspicion between those who take an active role in their own treatment and the medical community. But, he responds from his side, that just because [some] patients are now able to treat their own condition doesn’t mean that they should abandon the expertise of skilled professionals, which are still very necessary.

The Man Treating His Diabetes with His Artificial Pancreas System

 

Having been diagnosed with Type I diabetes more than 22 years ago, Tim Omer moved with his family from his London residence to Poland to further develop his Artificial Pancreas System. Many diabetics experience frustration having only the options of either calibrating their insulin pump with very costly medical devices or carrying around a lot of medications. Omer’s mobile application gives diabetics an additional option by providing the patient with medical data and suggesting adjustment recommendations for their insulin pumps. Omer states that there is suspicion between those who take an active role in their own treatment and the medical community. But, he responds from his side, that just because [some] patients are now able to treat their own condition doesn’t mean that they should abandon the expertise of skilled professionals, which are still very necessary.

 

 

 

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