Daniell, John Frederic (1790-1845), an English scientist. He was born in London, and in 1831 was made professor of chemistry at King's College, London. He invented the dew-point hygrometer, which measures relative humidity; a pyrometer (a type of thermometer); and an electric cell called the Daniell cell. He wrote Meteorological Essays (1823) and other scientific works.
He is famous for a phrase he never said, for wearing turtlenecks and for hosting the original 'Cosmos' TV series. As enthusiastic about the stars as he was about marijuana, Carl Sagan led a very surprising life. Here are 10 cool facts.
He built President Eisenhower an indoor golf-training machine, analyzed the Zapruder film and searched for an Egyptian pyramid's treasure chamber using cosmic rays. Aren't you dying to meet this wide-ranging scientist?