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Emanuel Sachs

Advances in Solar Power

Emanuel “Ely” Sachs was born in New York, New York, on November 30, 1954.

Peter Safar

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Before the 1950s, when a person suffered cardiac arrest, this generally meant death was imminent.

Jonas Salk

Polio Vaccine

Jonas Edward Salk, developer of the first successful vaccine for polio, was born on October 28, 1914 in New York City.

Jordan Sand

Alternative Raw Materials and Methods for Paper

Jordan Sand was a high school senior (class of 2001) at Ellendale High School in Ellendale, North Dakota who had a bright

Peter Schlumbohm

Chemex® Coffeemaker

Beginning around the turn of the 19th century, a movement toward bringing attractive design to everyday household items be

Klaus Schmiegel


Klaus K. Schmiegel helped to change the lives of millions of people around the world suffering from depression.

Brian Schulkin


Terahertz radiation, which consists of electromagnetic waves sent at Terahertz (trillion cycles-per-second) frequencies

Florence Seibert

TB Test

Biochemist Florence Barbara Seibert developed a groundbreaking procedure that led to the standard tuberculosis test used t

Waldo Semon

Plasticized PVC

Waldo Semon took a detour in his assigned laboratory research one day and ended up inventing the world’s second-best-se

Patsy Sherman


Accidents have been responsible for a great number of American inventions, from the implantable cardiac pacemaker to th

Wenyuan Shi

Dr. John’s Herbal Candy

Candy that’s good for your teeth?

Donna Shirley

Sojourner Rover

Donna Shirley, the original leader of the team that built the Mars Pathfinder rover, grew up in Wynnewood, Oklahoma.

Christopher Sholes

The Typewriter

The typewriter was reinvented dozens of times; but credit for the first practical machine is given to Christopher Latham S

Kavita Shukla


Kavita Shukla had just finished high school and was already on her way to a prolific career in science and invention, w