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Nikola Tesla (b. July 10, 1856 - d. January 7, 1943) was a mechanical and electrical engineer as well as an inventor. Tesla was born in the village of Smiljan, Vojna Krajina, which is within the territory of today's Croatia. He was an born an ethnic Se...

Igor Yevgenyevich Tamm born in Vladivostok, Russia on July 8, 1895 was a Soviet physicist and mathematician. He studied at the University of Edinburgh in 1913-1914. He then switched to Moscow State University where he graduated in 1918. He deve...

Count Alessandro Antonio Anastasio Volta was born on February 18, 1745 in Como, Duchy of Milan. At age 39, Volta became a professor at the Royal School in Como in the physics department. A year later, in 1775, Volta invented a device called the elect...

Chicago police sergeant, Louis R. Vitullo, focused his career in the city's crime lab and eventually because chief microanalyst. He created an organized method by which to collect and analyze evidence in sexual assault cases. The tools necessary to fo...

Professor Otto Wichterle is Czech inventor and chemist best known for pioneering a centrifugal casting method for the creation of contact lenses. Wichterle was born on October 27, 1913 in Prostejov which is in the Czech Republic. After graduating fro...

Granville T. Woods was an African American inventor. He was born in Columbus, Ohio on April 23, 1856 and died in New York on January 30, 1910. Woods devoted his life to discovering new ways of improving an array of things specific to the railroad ind...

Pavel Nikolayevich Yablochkov (September 14, 1847 "“ March 31, 1984) was a Russian electrical engineer, inventor, and businessman. His most notable invention was a type of electric carbon arc lamp, called the Yablochkov candle. Yablochkov grad...

Nikolay Dimitrievich Zelinsky (1861-1953), was a Russian chemist and academician of the Academy of Sciences of USSR (1929). Zelinsky was educated at the University of Tiraspol, the University of Odessa and also at the German universities of Leipzig ...

Konrad Zuse (June 22, 1910 "“ December 18, 1995) was a German civil engineer and computer pioneer of the twentieth century. His most notable accomplishment was his 1941 invention of the world's first functional program-controlled Turing-complete com...

Vladimir Kozmich Zworykin (July 30, 1889 - July 29, 1982) was a Russian-American engineer, inventor, and initiator of television technology. One of his accomplishments includes the invention of a television transmitting and receiving system utilizing ...