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Walt Disney

Multiplane Camera

Walt Disney, creator of Mickey Mouse and the Disney Studios empire, was born Dec. 5, 1901 in Chicago.

Ray Dolby

Dolby® Noise Reduction System

Ray Dolby, creator of his namesake audio system, was born on January 18, 1933 in Portland, Oregon.

Marion Donovan

Disposable diaper

Like many famous inventors, Marion Donovan (1917-1998) was originally mocked for her most significant invention, but sh

Herbert Dow

Bromine Extraction

Herbert Henry Dow’s name is synonymous with chemical research due to the global success of the company he founded in 18

Charles Draper

Stabilizing Gyroscope

Charles Stark Draper created a variety of gyroscopic instruments that revolutionized the design of guidance and control

Charles Drew

Blood Bank

Charles Richard Drew, originator of the concept of a blood bank, was born in Washington, D.C. on June 3, 1904.

Kelli and Vanessa Dunn

Remote Control Locator

Twin sisters Kelli and Vanessa Dunn were born on October 23, 1974 in Santa Clara, California.

George Eastman

Dry, transparent, and flexible photographic films

Through a combination of research, experimentation, and entrepreneurship, George Eastman, born in 1854 in Waterville, N

Harold Edgerton

High-speed stroboscopic photography

If ever an inventor left vivid, visual evidence of his achievements, it is Harold E.

Thomas Edison

Electric light bulb

Without a doubt, the greatest inventor of the modern era has been Thomas Edison.

Tomima Edmark

Topsy Tail

Inventor-entrepreneur Tomima Edmark left a successful career in marketing in 1989 when she launched her blockbuster hai

Aaron Edsinger

Domo (Robot)

Robotics researcher, entrepreneur, and inventor Aaron Edsinger dreams of a day when intelligent robots may provide safe an

Willem Einthoven


Dutch physiologist, professor, and inventor Willem Einthoven performed research and invented concepts for recording ele

Clarence Elder

Occustat System

Inventor-entrepreneur Clarence L. Elder was born in 1935 in Georgia.

Gertrude Elion

Anti-cancer and other lifesaving drugs

In a career spanning over 40 years, Gertrude Belle Elion invented some of the 20th century's most significant lifesavin