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Tim Avila


Many of us have a sweet tooth but may not be able to enjoy the foods we like too often because of the effects on our blood

Charles Babbage

​Difference Engine No. 1 (mechanical calculator)

Mathematician Charles Babbage is credited as being one of the forefathers of the computing era.

John Backus

Formula Translator

John Backus developed Fortran, or Formula Translator, one of the first general purpose, high-level computer programming la

David Bacon

Innovations in Programming Languages and Real-Time Computing

Computer scientist, David Bacon, makes it his mission to improve the efficiency of computer programming languages.

Leo Baekeland

Bakelite (Plastic)

It's in our homes. It's the most common material in the workplace. Sometimes it's even in our bodies.

Ralph Baer

Magnavox Odyssey

The smashing success of home video games, one of the world’s fastest growing and most popular forms of entertainment, was

Leonard Bailey

Plane (tool)

Leondard Bailey was a tool designer in the 19th century. Working on his own and later for Stanley Rule and Level Co.

Sookie Bang

Bacterial Cement

Sookie Bang invented a process that induces bacteria to create a natural, environmentally friendly cement that can be used

Benjamin Banneker

Benjamin Banneker, one of the nation's best-known African American inventors, was born on November 9, 1731 in Marylan

Paul Baran

Digital Packet Switching

Paul Baran, computer technologist and entrepreneur, was responsible for one of the fundamental concepts that enable today’

Geoffrey Barrows

Optic-Flow Sensors

Some of the most profound technological inventions take their inspiration from what is found in nature.

Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi

Statue of Liberty

On February 18, 1879, the French sculptor Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi (1834-1904) earned US Patent #11,023 for a "Design fo

Otis Barton


The deep sea is a mysterious frontier, difficult to reach for exploration and seen by a very small number of scientists wh