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Jakow Trachtenberg Facts

Jakow Trachtenberg (17 June 1888 – 1953) was a Russian mathematician who developed the mental calculation techniques called the Trachtenberg system. He was born in Odessa, in the Russian Empire (today Ukraine). He graduated with highest honors from

Katharine Burr Blodgett Facts

Katharine Burr Blodgett (January 10, 1898 – October 12, 1979) was an American scientific researcher. She was the first woman to be awarded a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Cambridge, in 1926. After receiving her master’s degree, she was hi

Wolfgang von Kempelen Facts

Wolfgang von Kempelen (Hungarian: Kempelen Farkas; 23 January 1734 – 26 March 1804) was a Hungarian author and inventor, known for his chess-playing “automaton” hoax The Turk and for his speaking machine.

James Naismith Facts

James Naismith (November 6, 1861 – November 28, 1939) was a Canadian physical educator, physician, chaplain, sports coach and innovator. He invented the sport of basketball in 1891. He wrote the original basketball rulebook, founded the University

Edward Teller Facts

Edward Teller (Hungarian: Teller Ede; January 15, 1908 – September 9, 2003) was a Hungarian-born American theoretical physicist who is known colloquially as “the father of the hydrogen bomb”, although he claimed he did not care for the title. He

Masatoshi Shima Facts

Masatoshi Shima (嶋 正利, Shima Masatoshi, born August 22, 1943, Shizuoka) is a Japanese electronics engineer, who was one of the designers of the world’s first microprocessor, the Intel 4004, along with Federico Faggin, Ted Hoff, and Stanley Mazo

Albert Hull Facts

Albert Wallace HullAlbert Wallace HullBorn: 19-Apr-1880Birthplace: Southington, CTDied: 22-Jan-1966Location of death: Schenectady, NYCause of death: unspecifiedGender: MaleRace or Ethnicity: WhiteOccupation: PhysicistNationality: United StatesExecuti

Andreas Pavel Facts

Andreas Pavel (born in 1945) is a German-Brazilian inventor who is credited as the first person to invent and patent the portable personal stereo cassette player, better known after the idea was commercialized by Sony as the Walkman.

Nat Taylor Facts

Nathan A. Taylor (1906 – February 29, 2004) was a Canadian inventor and film producer. He co-founded Cineplex with Garth Drabinsky.

Kristin Monday Facts

Robert Gallo Facts

Robert Charles Gallo (born March 23, 1937) is an American biomedical researcher. He is best known for his role in the discovery of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) as the infectious agent responsible for acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AID

Lori Greiner Facts

Lori Greiner was born on December 9, 1969 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.Trivia (1)Is the only shark on “Shark Tank” who is not a parent.