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Herbert Boyer and Stanley Cohen

Cloning of Genetically Engineered Molecules

Herbert Boyer and Stanley Cohen combined their efforts in biotechnology to invent a method of cloning genetically engineer

Otis Boykin

Improved Electrical Resistor

African American inventor Otis F.

David Bradley


If you’re a PC user, you’ve probably used “Control-Alt-Delete.” The well-known keystroke combo can get you out of a tight

Vitale Bramani

Rubber Lug Sole

Mountaineers, hikers, and everyday walkers alike have Turin, Italy, native and inventor Vitale Bramani to thank for creati

Charles Brannock

Foot Measuring Device

The Brannock Device is the standard foot measuring tool for the world’s footwear industry.

Sergey Brin and Larry Page


Internet users around the world have become so familiar with the search engine phenomenon known as Google that the word, “

Rachel Brown and Elizabeth Hazen

The antifungal drug Nystatin

One of the most famous tales in the history of American medical science is the long-distance collaboration of Elizabeth Le

Luther Burbank

The "Idaho" Potato

Luther Burbank was born on March 7, 1849 in Lancaster, Massachusetts.

William Burroughs

Adding Machine

William Seward Burroughs, inventor of the first workable adding machine, was born in rural New York in 1855.

William Burton

Catalytic Cracking

The crude oil upon which we depend for so many types of fuel and other products does not come out of the ground ready for

Vannevar Bush

The Memex

Vannevar Bush, the inventor credited with the principles underlying modern hypertext research, was born on March 11, 1890

Nolan Bushnell


Nolan Bushnell, inventor of Pong and founder of Atari, is rightly considered the father of electronic gaming. Growing up i

Alfred Butts


After being laid off from his job at an architecture firm in 1931, Alfred Mosher Butts fell on hard times.