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An astronomer or astrophysicist is a scientist whose area of research is astronomy or astrophysics. was famed for his work on , and being the first to study the surface of the Enlarge Johannes Hevelius was famed for his work on sunspots, and being the first to study the surface of the moon Astronomy is generally thought to have begun in ancient Babylon by zoroastrian priests (the magi). Recent studies of Babylonian records have shown them to be extremely accurate for the ancient night sky. Following the Babylonians, the egyptians also had an emphasis on observations of the sky. Mixtures of religious interpretations of the sky, as mythic tales of the gods, led to a duality that we now identify as astrology. It is important to recognize that before about 1750, there was no distinction between astronomy and astrology. Unlike most scientists, astronomers cannot directly interact with the celestial bodies, and so instead must resort to detailed observation in order to make discoveries. Generally, astronomers use telescopes or other imaging equipment to make such observations.
A biologist is a scientist devoted to and producing results in biology through the study of organisms. Typically biologists study organisms and their relationship to their environment. Biologists involved in basic research attempt to discover underlying mechanisms that govern how organisms work. Biologists involved in applied reseach attempt to develop or improve medical, industrial or agricultural processes. Some biologists work in management positions coordinating or supervising reseach. Technicians perform specialized tasks using laboratory equipment. Many positions in biology as a field require an academic degree. A PhD (or equivalent) is generally required to direct independent reseach but a bachelor’s or master’s degree is sufficient for most non-research positions. Training on the undergraduate level usually is very general while later training involves a specialization in a specific area of biology.
A chemist is a scientist who specializes in chemistry. The word derives from the older term alchemist. ‘Chemist’ is a relatively wide term in the Scientific world, as Chemists may specialise in different sub-fields of Chemistry, thus being re-named accordingly. For example, Organic Chemist, Inorganic Chemist, Analytical Chemist, Electro Chemist, Biochemist and Geochemist, to name but a few.
Engineers and Inventors
I am one of the great believers that the invention of the car was one of the greatest engineering marvels of all time only second to that of the airplane. From the ferrari to the chrysler 300 we are constantly amazed of cars and automobiles. They amaze us with their wheels, speed, and comfort.
Another more recent invention that has staked a claim on the entire world is that of the celular device or cell phone like many of us like to call it. From the early to market company of motorolla to the newly entered microsoft the cellular industry has become one with our lives.
An inventor is a person who creates new inventions, typically technical devices such as mechanical, electrical or software devices or methods. Although some inventors may also be scientists, most base their work on the discoveries of other scientists, experimenting with practical applications and combinations of those discoveries, and with improvements and combinations of existing devices, to create new useful devices. The system of patents was established to encourage inventors by granting limited-term monopoly on inventions that are judged sufficiently novel. This system is nowadays frequently considered as being abused, especially in the United States, and some have called for reform or even abolition of the patent system. In the U.S., however, the patent right originates from the Constitution, so inventors will likely continue to protect their inventions that way for many years to come.
A physicist is a scientist trained in physics. Physicists are employed by universities as professors, lecturers, researchers, and by laboratories in industry. Employment as a professional physicist generally requires a doctoral degree. However, many people who have trained as physicists use their skills in other parts of the economy, in particular in computing and finance.
Radiology is the branch of medical science dealing with the medical use of x-ray machines or other such radiation devices. It is also the examination of the inner structure of opaque objects using X rays or other penetrating radiation.