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James Naismith

The Canadian physical education instructor who invented basketball in 1891.See Also - History of basketball, Dr. James Naismith's Original 13 Rules for Basketball

John Napier

The Scottish mathematician who invented logarithms, the decimal point, and Napier's Bones.

Gerhard Neumann

Neumann created innovations in jet aircraft engines.

Alfred Neustadter

Invented the Rolodex.

Thomas Newcomen

Invented the atmospheric steam engine.

Sir Isaac Newton

Invented the reflecting telescope in 1668.

Julius Nieuwland

The inventor of the first synthetic rubber called neoprene.

Paul Gottlieb Nipkow

Invented a rotating-disk technology to transmit pictures over wire in 1884. The Nipkow Disk was the very first electromechanical television scanning system. Nipkow's system was abandoned early in the history of television for the electronic systems developed by later inventors.

Alfred Nobel

Invented dynamite.

Jean Nollet

Invented the electroscope - a device for detecting electric charge - in 1748.

Robert N Noyce

The co-founder of the Intel Corporation and the inventor-pioneer in semiconductor development. Jack Kilby and Robert N Noyce co-invented the integrated circuit.

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