English mathematician that invented a precursor to the computer.
Received a patent for the water tube steam boiler, a safer and more efficient boiler.
The first high level computer programming language, Fortran was written by John Backus and IBM. See also - Story of Fortran
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Leo Hendrik Baekeland patented a "Method of Making Insoluble Products of Phenol and Formaldehyde". Research plastic history, uses for and the making of plastic, plastic in the fifties, and visit an online plastic museum.
We owe the development of the fax machine to Alexander Bain.
Remembered for the mechanical television (an earlier version of television) Baird also patented inventions related to radar and fiber optics.
Robert Banks and fellow research chemist Paul Hogan invented a durable plastic called Marlex®.
His inventive spirit would lead Banneker into publishing a Farmers' Almanac.
American physicist and electrical engineer John Bardeen was the co-inventor of the transistor an influential invention that changed the course of history for computers and electronics.
Earned U.S. Patent #11,023 for a "Design for a Statue".
A profile of Jean Bartik the first ENIAC computer programmer also known as Elizabeth Jennings.
Earl Bascom invented and manufactured the rodeo's first one-hand bareback rigging.
The first African American woman doctor to receive a patent for a medical invention.
Editor and co-owner of "Scientific American", Beach was awarded patents for an improvement he made to typewriters, for a cable traction railway system, and for a pneumatic transit system for mail and passengers.
Received a patent for a railroad car coupler and a rotary engine.
Invented an apparatus for testing acidity.
In 1986, Alex Müller and Johannes Georg Bednorz invented the first high-temperature superconductor.
Patented magnetic recording.
Bell and the telephone -- the history of the telephone and cellular phone history. See also - Timeline of Alexander Graham Bell
Automotive and aviation inventor and industrialist.
Ms. Benjamin was the second black woman to receive a patent. She received a patent for a "Gong and Signal Chair for Hotels".
Invented the radio frequency mass spectrometer.
On January 29, 1886, Karl Benz received his first patent for a crude gas-fueled car.
The history of the disk gramophone. See also - Emile Berliner Biography
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Tim Berners-Lee was the man leading the development of the World Wide Web.
Determining who was first in the computer biz is not always as easy as ABC. Clifford Berry and the story behind the Atanasoff-Berry Computer.
An English engineer who invented the first process for mass-producing steel inexpensively.
Invented a indestructible and fireproof building material--Geobond®.
Co-invented Crayola Crayons.
Co-invented the scanning tunneling microscope.
Invented the fluid control device; respirator and the pediatric ventilator.
Invented a method to make commercial frozen foods.
The dust kicked up in Melville and Anna Bissell's crockery shop and inspired Melville Bissell's invention of the carpet sweeper.
Invented the wave translation system that eliminates feedback distortion in telephone calls.
The second black man issued a patent by the United States Patent Office.
An American who invented a sewing machine for sewing the soles of shoes to the uppers. In 1858, he received a patent for his special sewing machine.
Invented the non-reflecting glass.
Physical therapist Bessie Blount worked with injured soldiers and her war service inspired her to patent a device that allowed amputees to feed themselves. See also - Bessie Blount - Drawing of Invention
Co-invented a vaccine against viral hepatitis and developed a test that identified hepatitis B in blood sample.
David Bohm was part of the group of scientists that invented the atomic bomb as part of the Manhattan Project.
Danish physicist Niels Bohr won the 1922 Nobel Prize in Physics in recognition of his work on the structure of atoms and quantum mechanics.
Bombardier developed in 1958 the type of sport machine that we know today as a "snowmobile".
An improvement to the ironing board was invented by African American Sarah Boone on April 26, 1892.
In 1849, the Bourdon tube pressure gauge was patented by Eugene Bourdon.
Invented a device that provided semiconductors with more speed.
Considered the founding father of genetic engineering.
Invented an improved "Electrical Resistor" used in computers, radios, television sets, and a variety of electronic devices.
Invented braille printing.
A pioneer in the machine tool industry.
Cellophane was invented in 1908 by Brandenberger, a Swiss textile engineer, who came up with the idea for a clear and protective, packaging film.
Walter Brattain co-invented the transistor, an influential little invention that changed the course of history for computers and electronics in a big way.
Electronic television is based on the development of the cathode ray tube that is the picture tube found in modern television sets. German scientist, Karl Braun invented the cathode ray tube oscilloscope (CRT) in 1897.
Patented the first successful car air bag.
C. B. Brooks invented an improved street sweeper truck.
Patented an improved "Disposable Syringe".