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Edward Acheson


Edward Goodrich Acheson (1856-1931), inventor of carborundum, was born in Washington, Pennsylvania on March 9, 1856.

Deborah Adler

ClearRx Prescription System

The standard, yellowish-colored, round plastic pill bottle has been a familiar fixture in the typical American's medicine

Robert Adler

TV Wireless Remote

Robert Adler held 180 patents for electronic devices, whose applications run from the esoteric to the everyday.

Howard Aiken

Harvard Mark 1 Computer

Electrical engineer, physicist, and computing pioneer, Howard Hathaway Aiken, was born on March 8, 1900 in Hoboken, New Je

Ernst Alexanderson

Broadcast and Audio Recording

Electrical engineer and inventor, Ernst Fredrick Werner Alexanderson, developed pioneering technological concepts during t

Randice-Lisa Altschul

Disposable Cell Phone

Randice-Lisa "Randi" Altschul is proof that lack of expertise in a certain field need not restrict an inventor from creati

Blanche Ames

Blanche Ames’ name is familiar to many for her varied accomplishments as an artist, botanical researcher, and activist.

Betsy Ancker

Gigacycle Range Signal Generator

Betsy Ancker-Johnson began a uniquely diverse and illustrious career in physics, engineering, and public service just afte

Mary Anderson

Windshield Wipers

In 1903, it rarely occurred to anyone that rain on a moving vehicle’s windshield was a problem that could be eliminated.&n

Momofuku Ando

Instant Noodles

You’d be hard-pressed to find a college student or an office worker who hasn’t enjoyed a quick, easy, and tasty meal of in

Marc Andreesen and Eric Bina

Internet Browser Technology

The age of the Internet continues to be one filled with tremendous opportunity for young, up-and-coming technologists to m

Virginia Apgar

The Newborn Scoring System

Born on June 7, 1909, Virginia Apgar lived to be a trailblazer: one of Columbia University's first female M.D.s (1933) and

Archimedes Archimedes

Archimedes' Screw

Mathematician and inventor Archimedes lived more than 2000 years ago, but his life has had a profound and lasting impact o

Edwin Armstrong

FM Radio

Edwin Howard Armstrong, the "father of FM radio," was born on December 18, 1890 in New York City.

Barbara Askins

New Film Developing Method

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, or NASA, was in its heyday when the organization established The Marsha

Mike Augspurger

Titanium bicycle frames

A natural inclination toward outdoor sports led Indiana native Mike Augspurger to come up with several inventions that wou