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Frances Gabe

Gabe and the history of the "Self-Cleaning House".

Dr. Dennis Gábor

Developed the theory of holography while working to improve the resolution of an electron microscope.

Galileo Galilei

One of the greatest scientists of all history Galileo had proved that the planets revolve around the sun not the earth as people thought at the time. He also invented a crude thermometer, early telescope, and contributed to the invention of the clock.

Luigi Galvani

Demonstrated what we now understand to be the electrical basis of nerve impulses.

Charon Robin Ganellin

Received a patent for Tagamet - inhibits the production of stomach acid.

John Garand

Invented the M1 semiautomatic rifle or Garand rifle in 1934.

Samuel Gardiner

Inventor of the high explosive rifle bullet.

Bill Gates

The chairman of Microsoft, their chief software architect, and the creator of many early PC software programs. Books on Bill Gates

Richard Gatling

Inventor of the Gatling gun

William Ged

The Scottish goldsmith who invented stereotyping in 1725, a process in which a whole page of type is cast in a single mold so that a printing plate can be made from it.

Hans Geiger

Hans Geiger co-invented the geiger counter.

Joseph Gerber

Invented the Gerber Variable Scale® and the GERBERcutter®.

Edmund Germer

Invented a high-pressure vapor lamp. His development of the improved fluorescent lamp and the high-pressure mercury-vapor lamp allowed for more economical lighting with less heat.

A C Gilbert

Invented the Erector Set - a child's building toy.

William Gilbert

Father of electricity who first coined the term "electricity" from the Greek word for amber.

Lillian Gilbreth

An inventor, author, industrial engineer, industrial psychologist, and mother of twelve children.

King Camp Gillette

Invented the disposable balde safety razor.

Charles P Ginsburg

Developed the first practical videotape recorder (VTR).

Robert H Goddard

Goddard and the history of liquid-fueled rockets.

Sarah E Goode

The first African American woman to receive a US patent.

Charles Goodyear

Made improvements in the indian-rubber fabrics used in tires.

James Gosling

Invented Java, a programming language and environment.

Gordon Gould

Invented the laser.

Meredith C Gourdine

Invented electrogasdynamics systems.

Bette Nesmith Graham

Invented "Liquid Paper".

Sylvester Graham

Invented Graham Crackers in 1829.

Temple Grandin

Invented livestock handling devices.

Arthur Granjean

Invented the "Etch-A-Sketch" - a child's reusable drawing tool.

George Grant

An improved tapered golf tee was patented in 1899 by George F. Grant.

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Elisha Gray

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Wilson Greatbatch

Invented an implantable cardiac pacemaker.

Leonard Michael Greene

Invented a stall warning device for airplanes. Greene has patented dozens of inventions related to aviation technology.

Chester Greenwood

A grammar school dropout, Greenwood invented earmuffs at the age of 15 and accumulated over 100 patents in his lifetime.

David Paul Gregg

First envisioned the optical or laser disc in 1958 and patented it in 1969.

KK Gregory

The ten-year-old famous inventor of Wristies®.

Al Gross

Invented a walkie talkie radio and a telephone pager.

Rudolf Gunnerman

Invented water-based fuels.

Johannes Gutenberg

In 1450, Gutenberg made his first printing press.

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