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Robert Dennard

Dynamic Random Access Memory

In 1967, Robert Heath Dennard invented what is considered one of the most significant advances in computer technology:

Joseph DeSimone

PRINT® Technology

The massive, daily demand for solvents necessary for typical manufacturing and industrial processes used across the planet

Jackie Diaz

Culinique line of Surprise Inside Food Molds

Jackie Diaz, creator of the Culinique line of Surprise Inside Food Molds, was born in 1959 in New York City.

Rudolf Diesel

Internal-Combustion Engine

Rudolf Diesel, born on March 18, 1858 in Paris, created the pressure-ignited heat engine known commonly as the diesel e

Carl Dietrich

Terrafugia Transition

Until recently, the concept of a “flying car” has, for the most part, been merely the stuff of dreams and movies, like

Daniel DiLorenzo

Neuroelectric systems

Daniel DiLorenzo, an inventor since childhood, has created an impressive array of inventions in the fields of robotics

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.