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James Naismith


Canadian-born James Naismith, inventor of the game of basketball, was born on November 6, 1861 in Almonte, Ontario.

Shuji Nakamura

Blue Light-Emiting Diode (LED)

Shuji Nakamura was born on May 22, 1954 in Ikata, Ehime, Japan.

Gauri Nanda

“Clocky” Alarm Clock

Few would deny that the first thing they do when the alarm clock goes off in the morning is to hit that snooze button and

Gail Naughton

Advances in Tissue Engineering

The field of tissue engineering has transformed many areas of medicine, particularly reconstructive surgery and burn treat

Prince Nelson

Portable Electric Keyboard

Prince, an American singer-songwriter, musician

Tom Newby

Advances in Animatronics

For virtually any man, woman, or child born after 1950, the Muppets are sure to be familiar characters.

Lyda Newman

Hairbrush with synthetic bristles

Lyda Newman wa

Sir Isaac Newton

The Reflecting Telescope

Isaac Newton was one of an elite group of individuals considered to have possessed one of the greatest scientific minds in

George Nissen

The Trampoline

Blairstown, Iowa native George Nissen invented a device loved by tumblers, athletes, adults, and children around the wo

Woody Norris

HyperSonic Sound

Elwood “Woody” Norris proves that there is no magic formula for becoming a successful inventor.