Inventor portrait – Nikola Tesla

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Nikola Tesla, Inventor of the electro-magnetic motor
Born in Croatia, the engineer Nikola Tesla had a distinguished academic and industrial career in central and eastern Europe before coming to the United States in 1884. Here, while working for the Edison Machine Works and independently, Tesla created his greatest invention, the electro-magnetic motor. More at http://web.mit.edu/invent/iow/tesla.html

Inventor portrait – Douglas Engelbart

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Douglas Englebart, Inventor of the Computer Mouse
Among other things he invented the computer mouse, windows, shared-screen teleconferencing, hypermedia, groupware, and more!

Inventor portrait – Katherine J. Blodgett

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Katherine J. Blodgett, Inventor of Non-Reflecting Glass
Blodgett received patent #2,220,660 (March 16, 1938) for the “Film Structure and Method of Preparation” that gave the world invisible glass, http://web.mit.edu/invent/iow/blodgett.html.

Inventor portrait – Wilson Greatbach

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Wilson Greatbach, Inventor Implantable Cardiac Pacemaker
After earning a BS (Cornell) and MSEE (University of Buffalo), and after serving with the Navy in World War II, Wilson Greatbatch began working in medical research. One afternoon in the late 1950s, he was inspired by a mistake to invent one of the most significant medical devices of all time: the implantable cardiac pacemaker, http://web.mit.edu/invent/iow/greatbatch.html.

Inventor portrait – James T. Russell

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James T. Russell, Inventor of The Digital Compact Disc
The digital compact disc, now commonplace in stereos and computers, was invented in the late 1960s by James T. Russell, http://web.mit.edu/invent/iow/russell.html.