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Jack Kilby

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Jack Kilby

Jack St. Clair Kilby (November 8, 1923 – June 20, 2005) was an American electrical engineer who took part (along with Robert Noyce) in the realization of the first integrated circuit while working at Texas Instruments (TI) in 1958. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics on December 10, 2000.[1] To congratulate him, American President Bill Clinton wrote, "You can take pride in the knowledge that your work will help to improve lives for generations to come."[2] Kilby is also the co-inventor of the handheld calculator and the thermal printer, for which he has the patents. He also has patents for seven other inventions.[3] Early life Kilby was born in 1923 in Jefferson City, Missouri to Hubert and Vina Freitag Kilby. Both parents had Bachelor of Science degrees from the University of Illinois, but it was his father's job as a manager of a local power company that brought the family from Jefferson City to Kansas, where he went from manager to president of the utility.[4] Kilby grew up and attended school in

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Sunita Williams

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Sunita Williams

Sunita Lyn Williams[1][2] (born September 19, 1965) is an American astronaut and United States Navy officer who formerly held the records for total spacewalks by a woman (seven) and most spacewalk time for a woman (50 hours, 40 minutes).[3][4][5][6] Williams was assigned to the International Space Station as a member of Expedition 14 and Expedition 15. In 2012, she served as a flight engineer on Expedition 32 and then commander of Expedition 33. Early life and education Sunita Williams was born in Euclid, Ohio, to Indian American neuroanatomist Deepak Pandya and Slovene American Ursuline Bonnie (Zalokar) Pandya, who reside in Falmouth, Massachusetts. She is the youngest of three children. Her brother Jay Thomas is four years older and her sister Dina Annadj is three years older. Williams' paternal family is from Jhulasan in the Mehsana district in Gujarat, India, while her maternal great-grandmother Mary Bohinc (originally Marija Bohinjec), born in Leše, Slovenia, immigrated to America as an eleven-year-old

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Robert C. Michelson

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Robert C. Michelson

Robert C. Michelson (born 1951) is an American engineer and academic widely known for inventing the entomopter, a biologically inspired flapping-winged aerial robot, and for having established the International Aerial Robotics Competition. He has received degrees in electrical engineering from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and the Georgia Institute of Technology. Michelson's professional career began at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory where he worked on radar-based ocean surveillance systems. He later became a member of the research faculty at the Georgia Institute of Technology. At the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) he was involved in full-time research, directing over 30 major research programs. He is the author of three U.S. patents and over 90 journal papers, book chapters and reports. Michelson also developed classes in avionics and taught in the School of Aerospace Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology until his retirement from the University System of Georgia in 2004.[1] M

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Kevin Mitnick

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Kevin Mitnick

Kevin David Mitnick (born August 6, 1963) is an American computer security consultant, author, and convicted hacker, best known for his high-profile 1995 arrest and five years in prison for various computer and communications-related crimes.[6] Mitnick's pursuit, arrest, trial, and sentence along with the associated journalism, books, and films were all controversial.[7][8] He now runs the security firm Mitnick Security Consulting, LLC. He is also the Chief Hacking Officer of the security awareness training company KnowBe4, as well as an active advisory board member at Zimperium,[9] a firm that develops a mobile intrusion prevention system.[10] Life and career Early life Mitnick was born in Van Nuys, California on August 6, 1963.[11] He grew up in Los Angeles and attended James Monroe High School in Los Angeles, California,[12] during which time he became an amateur radio operator.[13] He was later enrolled at Los Angeles Pierce College and USC.[12] For a time, he worked as a receptionist for Stephen S. W

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Bernard Babani

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Bernard Babani

Bernard Babani was a publisher, who started publishing technical books in 1942 from which Bernard Babani (Publishing) Ltd was formed, which is now run by his son, Michael Babani, from offices in London. His wife was Sarah Biletnikoff. Bernard Publishing published many of Sir Clive Sinclair's books in late 1950s and into the early 1960s. He was an agent for the technical writer F.G. Rayer. Babani died in October 1975. References Adamson, Ian; Kennedy, Richard (1986). Sinclair and the "Sunrise" Technology. London: Penguin Books. 224 pp.  ISBN 0-14-008774-5. Dale, Rodney (1985). The Sinclair Story. London: Duckworth. 184 pp.  ISBN 0-7156-1901-2. External links Babani Books Works by or about Bernard Babani in libraries (WorldCat catalog)

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Hidetsugu Yagi

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Hidetsugu Yagi

Hidetsugu Yagi (八木 秀次, Yagi Hidetsugu, January 28, 1886 – January 19, 1976) was a Japanese electrical engineer from Osaka, Japan. When working at Tohoku University, he wrote several articles that introduced a new antenna designed by his colleague Shintaro Uda to the English-speaking world. The Yagi antenna, patented in 1926, allows directional communication using electromagnetic waves, and is now installed on millions of houses throughout the world for radio and television reception. He also tried, unsuccessfully, to introduce a wireless power transmission system. He participated in establishing the Chiba Institute of Technology.[1] He was the fourth president of Osaka University from February 1946 to December 1946.[2] In 1942, he became Director of the Industrial Sciences Faculty of the Tokyo University, in 1944 he became General Director of the Technology Institute, and in 1946 also General Director of the Osaka Imperial University. He was decorated with the Medal of Honor with Blue Ribbon Award in 1951,

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Emily Calandrelli

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Emily Calandrelli

Emily Dawn Calandrelli is a science communicator and the host and an executive producer of Xploration Outer Space. Early life and education Emily Calandrelli grew up in Morgantown, West Virginia and attended West Virginia University.[2] As a student, she won numerous academic awards. She became a Truman Scholar which led to her working for one summer in Washington, D.C. for her US Representative Alan B. Mollohan.[3] In 2009, she was named to the USA Today all-academic team, won the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, and was voted Ms. Mountaineer.[4] She later graduated with a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering in 2010.[5] Subsequently, Calandrelli attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where she obtained an M.S. degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics as well an M.S. degree in Technology and Policy in 2013. As a Harvard NASA Tournament Lab visiting scholar, she assisted organizations in using crowdsourcing to solve technical challenges.[2] Career Calandrelli is a prof

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Owen Garriott

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Owen Garriott

Owen Kay Garriott (November 22, 1930 – April 15, 2019) was an American electrical engineer and NASA astronaut, who spent 60 days aboard the Skylab space station in 1973 during the Skylab 3 mission, and 10 days aboard Spacelab-1 on a Space Shuttle mission in 1983. After serving in the United States Navy, Garriott was an engineering professor at Stanford University before attending the United States Air Force Pilot Training Program and later joining NASA. After his NASA career, he worked for various aerospace companies, consulted on NASA-related committees, taught as an adjunct professor, and conducted research on microbes found in extreme environments. Early life Owen Kay Garriott was born in Enid, Oklahoma, on November 22, 1930, to Owen and Mary Catherine Garriott (née Mellick).[1]:58–59 Owen's middle name was based on his mother's middle name.[1]:59 He was a Boy Scout (earning the rank of Star Scout),[2] and graduated from Enid High School in 1948, where he served as senior class president and was voted "

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Armas Valste

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Armas Valste

Armas Ilmari Valste (born Wahlstedt, 7 August 1905 – 16 March 1991) was a Finnish athlete and a prominent coach and sports administrator. He competed at the 1928 Olympics in the high jump, shot put and decathlon with the best achievement of fifth place in the shot put.[1] From 1935 to 1960 he was the head coach of the national athletics team and from 1970 to 1980 a board member of the European Athletics Association. He was the Secretary General of the 1971 European Athletics Championships held in Helsinki, Finland. Biography Valste won his first athletics competitions in 1922 and later set two national records in the high jump (188.5 and 190 cm) and one in the shot put (15.66 m). From 1925 to 1932 he won ten national titles in these two events.[2] Valste retired from competitions in early 1930s. From 1930 to 1935 he was a coach and from 1935 to 1960 the head coach of the Finnish athletics team, preparing it to the 1936, 1948, 1952, 1956 and 1960 Olympics, as well as other international competitions in betw

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Ronald Parise

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Ronald Parise

Ronald Anthony Parise (May 24, 1951 – May 9, 2008) was an Italian American scientist who flew aboard two NASA Space Shuttle missions as a payload specialist. Parise was born in Warren, Ohio to Henry and Catherine Parise. By age 11, he became a licensed amateur radio operator. In his teens, he developed an interest in astronomy and aviation and became a pilot.[1] He attended Western Reserve High School, graduating in 1969 before attending Youngstown State University. In 1973, he obtained a bachelor of science degree in physics, with minors in mathematics, astronomy, and geology. He went on to receive a master's degree in 1977 and a doctorate in 1979 from the University of Florida, both in astronomy. He and his wife Cecelia Sokol Parise had two children. Parise died from a brain tumor on May 9, 2008 at the age of 56.[2][3] Career Upon graduation in 1979, Parise accepted a position at Operations Research Inc. (ORI) where he was involved in developing avionics requirements definitions and performing failure m

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Cathryn Mitchell

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Cathryn Mitchell

Cathryn N. Mitchell is a Professor of Electronic & Electronic Engineering at the University of Bath[1]. She was awarded the 2019 Institute of Physics Edward Appleton Medal and Prize.[2] Early life and education Mitchell studied physics at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth.[3] She remained there for her doctoral studies, where she explored the use of radio tomography to study the Earth's ionosphere. She was awarded the Royal Astronomical Society Keith Runcorn Prize (then Blackwell Prize) and University of Wales Granville Beynon prize for her dissertation.[3] Research and career Mitchell was awarded an Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Challenging Engineering fellowship to develop algorithms for four-dimensional tomography, known MIDAS, Multi-Instrument Data Analysis Systems.[4] She joined the University of Bath in 1999. She has used her computational algorithms in medical physics, working with the Christie Hospital and Royal United Hospital Bath to image for movement and Al

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Howard Hughes

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Howard Hughes

Howard Robard Hughes Jr. (December 24, 1905 – April 5, 1976) was an American business magnate, investor, record-setting pilot, engineer,[4] film director, and philanthropist, known during his lifetime as one of the most financially successful individuals in the world. He first became prominent as a film producer, and then as an influential figure in the aviation industry. Later in life, he became known for his eccentric behavior and reclusive lifestyle – oddities that were caused in part by a worsening obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), chronic pain from a near-fatal plane crash and increasing deafness. As a film tycoon, Hughes gained fame in Hollywood beginning in the late 1920s, when he produced big-budget and often controversial films such as The Racket (1928),[5] Hell's Angels (1930),[6] and Scarface (1932). Later he controlled the RKO film studio. Hughes formed the Hughes Aircraft Company in 1932, hiring numerous engineers and designers. He spent the rest of the 1930s and much of the 1940s setting mu

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Carl Bødtker

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Carl Bødtker

Carl Fredrik Johannes Bødtker (19 May 1886 – 5 February 1980) was a Norwegian engineer and radio personality. Early and personal life He was born at Oscarsborg Fortress as a son of Major General Carl Fredrik Johannes Bødtker (1851–1928) and Karen Agathe Falck (1852–1932).[1] He was the brother of banker and art collector Johannes Sejersted Bødtker, a nephew of log driving manager Ragnvald Bødtker and County Governor Eivind Bødtker and a second cousin of theatre critic Sigurd Bødtker and chemist Eyvind Bødtker.[2] Bødtker first followed in his father's footsteps, taking education as a machine engineer at Kristiania Technical School in 1906. In 1906 he was hired as controller at a cannon factory in Düsseldorf; from 1911 he worked at a steel works in the same city. He met his future wife, Anita Emily Möhlau (1889–1979) here and married her in 1914. In the same year he returned to Norway, and was hired at Norsk Hydro Rjukan.[1] Media career An avid amateur radio operator, Bødtker participated in the early br

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David Boggs

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David Boggs

David Reeves Boggs (born 1950) is an electrical and radio engineer from the United States who developed early prototypes of Internet protocols, file servers, gateways, network interface cards[1] and, along with Robert Metcalfe and others, co-invented Ethernet, the most popular family of technologies for local area computer networks.[2] Biography Boggs graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in Washington, D.C. in 1968 and Princeton University in 1972. He then joined the Xerox PARC research staff, where he met Robert Metcalfe while the latter was debugging an Interface Message Processor interface for the PARC systems group.[3][4] Since Boggs had considerable experience as an amateur radio operator, he recognized similarities between Metcalfe's theories and radio broadcasting technologies and joined his project. According to The Economist, "the two would co-invent Ethernet, with Mr Metcalfe generating the ideas and Mr Boggs figuring out how to build the system."[2] Throughout 1973, they built several Ether

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Bdale Garbee

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Bdale Garbee

Bdale Garbee ([1]) is an American computer specialist who works with Linux, particularly Debian. He is also an amateur radio hobbyist (KB0G), and a member of AMSAT, Tucson Amateur Packet Radio (former vice-president), and the American Radio Relay League. Free Software Garbee has been a Debian developer since October 1994, the earliest days of the project. He set up the original developer machine (named master.debian.org) in 1995. He served as a Debian Project Leader (DPL) for one year (2002–2003),[2] and served as chairman of the Debian Technical Committee.[3] Garbee has served on the board of directors of Software in the Public Interest, the non-profit organization that collects donations for Debian and many other Free Software projects, since July 29, 2004, and was elected president on August 1, 2006.[4] Garbee was formerly on the board of directors of the Linux Foundation where he represented the interests of individual members and developers. In September 2008, he received a "Lutèce d'Or" during the

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Allen Fairhall

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Allen Fairhall

Sir Allen Fairhall KBE FRSA (24 November 1909 – 3 November 2006) was an Australian politician who served in the House of Representatives from 1949 to 1969, representing the Liberal Party. He was a government minister under four prime ministers, most notably as Minister for Defence from 1966 to 1969. Early life Fairhall was born at Morpeth, New South Wales, and attended East Maitland Boys' High School. After school he was apprenticed as an electrical fitter at the Walsh Island Dockyard in Newcastle, while attending Newcastle Technical College. At the same time he developed an interest in radio and gained an amateur radio licence. He was able to convince the then Postmaster-General's Department that Newcastle needed a second commercial radio station. In 1931 he established 2KO. During World War II he worked on the supply of signals equipment for the Australian armed services. From 1941 to 1944 he was an alderman of the City of Newcastle.[1][2] Political career Fairhall in the 1950s. In 1949, Fairhall ent

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Augie Hiebert

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Augie Hiebert

August Gottlob "Augie" Hiebert (December 4, 1916 – September 13, 2007) was an Alaskan television executive.[1] Hiebert is credited with building Alaska's first television station, KTVA in Anchorage in 1953.[2][3][4] He is often called the "father of Alaskan television."[4] Early life Augie Hiebert was born in Trinidad, Washington.[2] Fascinated with electronics as a teenager, he built his first amateur radio in Bend, Oregon, when he was only 15.[3] He landed his first job in Wenatchee, Washington, at a radio station after graduating from high school.[2] He worked his way up from an announcer to a station engineer at another radio station in Bend.[2] Alaskan television and radio Alaskan radio In 1939, Hiebert followed one of his Bend, Oregon, co-workers, Austin E. "Cap" Lathrop, to Fairbanks, Alaska, where they built the city's first radio station, KFAR.[4] On December 7, 1941, Heibert, at his KFAR radio station in Fairbanks, was the first Alaskan to hear the news of the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor. H

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Attilio Gatti

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Attilio Gatti

Attilio Gatti (Voghera (Lombardy, Italy) 10 July 1896 - Derby Line (Vermont, USA) 1 July 1969; 72 years old) [1] was an Italian-born explorer, author and documentary film maker who travelled extensively through Africa in the first half of the 20th century.[2] Expeditions Gatti, a member of the Società Reale Italiana di Geografia ed Antropologia, was among the last great safari expedition men. He led thirteen expeditions to Africa starting from 1922.[3] Broke after the financial disaster of his 7th African expedition, Gatti settled in the US in 1930. His second spouse Ellen [4] accompanied him from his 8th expedition. They did the 10th expedition (in Belgian Congo, 1938-1940) and the 11th expedition ("To the Mountains of the Moon" i.e. the Rwenzori Mountains at the border of Uganda, 1947-1948) with a caravan of motor vehicles, including a 9-ton "Jungle Yacht", especially build for their expeditions by International Harvester in Chicago.[5] Gatti became one of the first Europeans to see and capture the fable

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Dave Rowntree

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Dave Rowntree

David Alexander De Horne Rowntree (born 8 May 1964)[1] is an English musician, politician, solicitor and animator. He is the drummer for the rock band Blur. He is a councillor in Norfolk County Council, representing the Labour Party. Early life Born in Colchester, Essex, Rowntree was born to musical parents – Susan, a viola player, and John, a sound engineer at the BBC. He has an older sister called Sara. He attended the Gilberd School, Colchester during the week, and the Landermere Music School, Thorpe-le-Soken, at weekends, where he studied percussion. He played percussion with his father in the Colchester Silver Band, a brass band. After leaving school he studied for a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Computer Science at Thames Polytechnic,[2] and started his career as a computer programmer for Colchester Borough Council. Career Rowntree had played in bands with Graham Coxon while the two were growing up in Colchester, and knew Coxon's father who taught jazz classes at Landermere. In 1989 Coxon introdu

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Carver Mead

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Carver Mead

Carver Andress Mead (born 1 May 1934) is an American scientist and engineer. He currently holds the position of Gordon and Betty Moore Professor Emeritus of Engineering and Applied Science at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), having taught there for over 40 years.[1] Mead is an enthusiastic instructor, and he advised the first female electrical engineering student at Caltech, Louise Kirkbride.[2] His contributions as a teacher include the classic textbook Introduction to VLSI Systems (1980), which he coauthored with Lynn Conway. A pioneer of modern microelectronics, he has made contributions to the development and design of semiconductors, digital chips, and silicon compilers, technologies which form the foundations of modern very-large-scale integration chip design. In the 1980s, he focused on electronic modelling of human neurology and biology, creating "neuromorphic electronic systems."[3][4][5] Mead has been involved in the founding of more than 20 companies.[6] Most recently, he has call

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Carl Sassenrath

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Carl Sassenrath

Carl Sassenrath (born 1957 in California) is an architect of operating systems and computer languages. He brought multitasking to personal computers in 1985 with the creation of the Amiga Computer operating system kernel,[1] and he is the designer of the REBOL computer language, REBOL/IOS collaboration environment, the Safeworlds AltME private messaging system, and other products. Carl is currently a Principal Engineer at Roku, Inc. Background Carl Sassenrath was born in 1957 to Charles and Carolyn Sassenrath in California. His father was a chemical engineer involved in research and development related to petroleum refining, paper production, and air pollution control systems. In the late 1960s his family relocated from the San Francisco Bay Area to the small town of Eureka, California. From his early childhood Sassenrath was actively involved in electronics, amateur radio, photography, and filmmaking. When he was 13, Sassenrath began working for KEET a PBS public broadcasting television station. A year la

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Charles Simonyi

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Charles Simonyi

Charles Simonyi (Hungarian: Simonyi Károly, pronounced ; born September 10, 1948) is a Hungarian-born American software architect. His father, Károly Simonyi, a Kossuth Prize winner Hungarian physicist, creator of the first Hungarian nuclear particle accelerator.[2] He started and led Microsoft's applications group, where he built the first versions of Microsoft Office suite of applications.[3] He founded and led Intentional Software (acquired by Microsoft in 2017),[3] with the aim of developing and marketing his concept of intentional programming.[4][5][6] In April 2007, aboard Soyuz TMA-10, he became the fifth space tourist and the second Hungarian in space. In March 2009, aboard Soyuz TMA-14, he made a second trip to the International Space Station. His estimated net worth is US$3.3 billion.[1][7] Biography Early life Simonyi was born in Budapest, Hungary, the son of Károly Simonyi, a professor of electrical engineering[8] at the Technical University of Budapest. While in secondary school he worked part-

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Albert Gerald Sayre

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Albert Gerald Sayre

Gerry loading an antenna Albert Gerald Sayre (1897 – September 6, 1990) was an American radioman and Arctic explorer. Gerry served in the United States Navy as a radioman during World War I, and was a commander in the Naval Reserve. He was living in Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York, and working as a teacher at the Storm King School, when he signed on as radio operator for the MacGregor Arctic Expedition of 1937–1938. After the expedition, Sayre lived in Arlington County, Virginia, and worked as an instructor at the United States Naval Academy. He retired to Milton, Wisconsin, in the 1960s and died, at age 92, on September 6, 1990. Sources Inglis, Robert: "A Scout Goes North", 1938 MacGregor, Clifford J.: "Monthly Weather Review", October 1939 Sallach, David L. "NJ Historical Commission Newsletter", February 1977 Vogel, Hal: "Ice Cap News", Nov-Dec 1977 Vogel, Hal: "They Brought Their Own Storms", 1977

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Dean Spratt

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Dean Spratt

Dean Spratt (1952–2007) was an American traffic reporter. He was one of 8 children born to Mary and Ray Spratt. He grew up in Minneapolis, MN. Blind from birth Spratt attended St. Cloud State University where he studied communications. In November 1981, Spratt became the first traffic reporter at WCCO-AM radio, as well as the first blind traffic reporter in the country. Spratt worked primarily out of an office in his home that he transformed into a sound booth and filled it with police scanners, telephones, radio equipment, and later computers.[1] Life Spratt was married to Stephanie Borden and they had a son, Benjamin. They divorced in 1987. Spratt later married Carolyn who brought three sons to the family and together they had two daughters, Elizabeth and Lisa.[2] Spratt was a lover of electronics and amateur radio. He held the callsign N0HSR from 1997 until his death in 2007. On satellite communication networks he was known as the SkyScanner.[3] In 2004 Dean lost his position at WCCO due to consolidati

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Wasil Ahmad

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Wasil Ahmad

Wasil Ahmad (c. 2005 – February 2016) was an Afghan child soldier, who is best known for commanding a police unit and his subsequent killing by the Taliban when he was eleven years old.[1] His uncle Samad, trained him "in the use of AK-47 and PK machine guns, rockets and mortars as well as satellite phones and VHF radios."[1] Upbringing Wasil Ahmad was born in Uruzgan province. The region has been described as "long... a centre of conflict;" Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar was born there, and the later president of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai, led the first Pashtun revolt against the Taliban there in 2001.[2] Ahmad's father had previously been killed fighting the Taliban, and his son later said that seeking revenge for his father's death was his main motivation in going to war.[1][3] Ahmad's uncle was the Afghan Local Police commander in Khas Uruzgan District, Uruzgan province. He had previously been a Taliban commander, but had changed sides in 2012, and was now fighting for the Afghan government.[4] In

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Hiroshi Amano

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Hiroshi Amano

Hiroshi Amano (天野 浩, Amano Hiroshi, born September 11, 1960) is a Japanese physicist, engineer, and inventor specializing in the field of semiconductor technology. For his work he was awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics together with Isamu Akasaki and Shuji Nakamura for "the invention of efficient blue light-emitting diodes which has enabled bright and energy-saving white light sources".[2] Early life and education with Shinzō Abe (at the Prime Minister's Official Residence on October 22, 2014) Amano was born in Hamamatsu, Japan, on September 11, 1960. He received his BE, ME and DE degree in 1983, 1985 and 1989, respectively, from Nagoya University. During elementary school days, he played soccer as a goalkeeper and softball as a catcher. He was also passionate about amateur radio and despite hating studying, he was good at mathematics. Upon entering high school, he began taking his studies seriously and became a top student by studying every day late into the night. Career From 1988 to 1992, he w

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Hans Peter Anvin

Hans Peter Anvin (born 12 January 1972), also known as H. Peter Anvin, Peter Anvin, or even hpa, is a Swedish-American computer programmer who has distinguished himself by his contributions to free and open-source software projects. Anvin is the originator of SYSLINUX,[1][2][3] Linux Assigned Names and Numbers Authority (LANANA), and various Linux kernel features.[1] History Anvin was previously maintainer of the linux.* Usenet newsgroup hierarchy[1] and the Linux kernel archives at kernel.org, wrote the original Swap Space How-to, and the "Linux/I386 Boot Protocol" (file: linux/Documentation/i386/boot.txt) Peter Anvin graduated in 1994 from Northwestern University,[4] where he also was president of the Northwestern Amateur Radio Society (W9BGX); his amateur radio call sign is AD6QZ (formerly N9ITP). According to his personal web site, he is a believer in the Baháʼí Faith.[5] In addition to his regular employment at Intel's Open Source Technology Center, Anvin was a long-time co-maintainer of the unified

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Sergei Avdeyev

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Sergei Avdeyev

Sergei Vasilyevich Avdeyev (Сергей Васильеви Авдеев; born 1 January 1956) is a Russian engineer and cosmonaut. Avdeyev was born in Chapayevsk, Samara Oblast (formerly Kuybyshev Oblast), Russian SFSR. He graduated from Moscow Physics-Engineering Institute in 1979 as an engineer-physicist. From 1979 to 1987 he worked as an engineer for NPO Energiya. He was selected as a cosmonaut as part of the Energia Engineer Group 9 on 26 March 1987. His basic cosmonaut training was from December 1987 through to July 1989. He retired as a cosmonaut on 14 February 2003. Avdeyev at one point held the record for cumulative time spent in space with 747.59 days in earth orbit, accumulated through three tours of duty aboard the Mir Space Station. He has orbited the earth 11,968 times traveling about 515,000,000 kilometers. In August 2005, this record was taken by another cosmonaut, Sergei K. Krikalev; it has since been surpassed by several other cosmonauts and the current record of 879 days was set by Gennady Padalka in 2015. A

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Joe Barr

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Joe Barr

Joe Barr (October 19, 1944 – July 11, 2008) was an American technology journalist, an editor and writer for the SourceForge sites Linux.com and IT Manager's Journal. A former programmer, Barr had worked on everything from microcomputers like the TRS-80 Model I to IBM mainframes with acres of DASD, writing code in more than a dozen languages, including RPG II, 370 ALC, COBOL, BASIC, TIBOL, MASM, and C, much of that experience coming in his 13 years with Ross Perot's EDS. As a writer, Barr first gained notoriety and, according to Ziff-Davis' Spencer F. Katt, a cult-like following for his zine, The Dweebspeak Primer. Barr began writing about personal computing in 1994, and primarily about Linux and open source in 1998, when he began writing for IDG's LinuxWorld.com. The MPlayer project made him even better known by dedicating a derogatory page to him in their documentation after he wrote a piece entitled MPlayer: The project from hell.[1] In 2001, Barr was awarded a Silver Medal by the American Society of Bus

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Otakar Batlička

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Otakar Batlička

Otakar Batlička (12 March 1895, Prague, Czech Republic (then part of the Kingdom of Bohemia in Austria-Hungary) – 13 February 1942, Mauthausen-Gusen concentration camp) was a Czech adventurer, journalist, ham (amateur) radio operator, and member of the Czech-based Nazi resistance group Obrana Národa during World War II. Plaque of Otakar Batlička Early life Batlička was born in Vinohrady, Prague.[1] In his early adult years, he traveled around the world, probably from 1914 to 1920.[1] After his return to Prague, he was active in many areas: in the 1920s he took part in motorcycle races and experimented with electricity; in 1932 he registered as an amateur radio operator, and constructed his own transmitter which he presented at exhibitions and lectures, working for the Prague tram network.[1] War years After the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia and the subsequent establishment of the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia, he became a member of the Obrana Národa; as a radio operator he communicated with M

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Lelia Constantza Băjenescu

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Lelia Constantza Băjenescu

Lelia Constanța Băjenescu ( born 21 May 1908, Corlate, Dolj, Romania ― died 15 December 1980, Craiova, Dolj, Romania) was the first female amateur radio operator in Romania.[1] Biography Born on May 21, 1908 in Corlate (Oltenia, Romania), daughter of Gheorghe and Smaranda Petrescu. In 1926 she passed her bacalaureat at the "Elena Cuza" high school in Craiova. In 1929 she married Telecommunication officer Ioan Titu Băjenescu. He, being quite interested by radio technology, produced, in collaboration with dr. Alexandru Savopol of Craiova, the first Romanian amateur radio show on short waves on September 26, 1926. Together, they built the first short-wave transmission-reception radio station in Romania and laid the foundations of the CV5 radio club of Craiova in 1928.[2][3] Lelia Băjenescu was intrigued by her husband's radio activities. With her solid education, ability able to speak German and French fluently, and well rounded culture, she quickly joined him. She learned the radio essentials and Morse alph

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Tom Baugh

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Tom Baugh

Thomas Anthony Baugh (born December 1, 1963) in Chicago, Illinois is a former professional American football player. He was a center who played four seasons in the National Football League for two teams.[1] A 1981 graduate of Riverside Brookfield High School, Baugh attended Southern Illinois University where he was a key member of the 1983 NCAA Division I-AA national football championship squad. Baugh was captain of the 1985 Southern Illinois Salukis and a 4th round draft pick of the Kansas City Chiefs in 1986.[2] In his NFL career, he played center for the Kansas City Chiefs for three seasons starting in 1986. Baugh finished his playing career in 1989 with the Cleveland Browns.[3] Baugh was called by his former Chiefs coach Frank Ganz Sr. in 1990 to play for the Detroit Lions. During a preseason game Tom suffered a concussion and was released. Tom Baugh is a member of the NFL Players Association. He served as the membership director and treasurer of the Kansas City Chapter of the National Football League A

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Howard J. Brewington

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Howard J. Brewington

Brewington in Cloudcroft, New Mexico 1995 Comets discovered or co-discovered: Five Comet C/1989 W1 (Aarseth-Brewington)[1] November 16, 1989 Comet 97P/Metcalf-Brewington[2] January 7, 1991 Comet C/1991 Y1 (Zanotta-Brewington)[3] December 23, 1991 Comet 154P/Brewington August 28, 1992 Comet C/1996 N1 (Brewington) July 3, 1996 1 shared with Knut Aarseth, Norway 2 shared with Joel Hastings Metcalf, USA 3 shared with Mauro V. Zanotta, Italy Howard J. Brewington (born December 3, 1952 in South Carolina) is an American comet discoverer and former professional telescope operator of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey.[1][2] Biography As an amateur astronomer, Brewington visually discovered or co-discovered five comets while manually sweeping the night sky with his home-built reflecting telescopes. He specifically designed his telescopes for the task, which included hand-grinding and polishing the 8 and 16-inch primary mirrors himself.[3] Brewington found his first comet from Sout

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William B. Bridges

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William B. Bridges

William B. Bridges (born 1934) is the Carl F Braun Professor of Engineering, Emeritus, and Professor of Electrical Engineering and Applied Physics in the Engineering and Applied Science division at the California Institute of Technology. Born in Inglewood, California, he is the discover/inventor of the Argon Ion laser, and holds the patent for the Ionized Noble Gas Laser.[1] He received his undergraduate and graduate education at the University of California at Berkeley (BS electrical engineering 1956; MS 1957; PhD 1962). His graduate research dealt with noise in microwave tubes and electron-stream instabilities (which later became the basis of the Vircator high power microwave oscillator.)[2] He joined the Hughes Research Laboratories division of the Hughes Aircraft Company in 1960 where he worked briefly on microwave vacuum tubes, then gas lasers. He discovered and patented the noble gas (argon, krypton, xenon) ion lasers in 1964, lasers that are still around 50 years later (in DNA sequencers, cell sorter

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E. W. Bedford

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E. W. Bedford

E. W. Bedford (21 December 1892 – 1972) was a British-born Ceylon tea planter. Bedford was born on 21 December 1892 at Forest Gate, London, England. He came to Ceylon to join the tea plantation at Kandaloya, Dolosbage, where he was Assistant Superintendent from 1917 until 1923. He was commissioned as an officer to the British Army Indian Army Reserve at Bangalore from 15 January 1918 until 27 May 1918 at the War History Training School. He was later attached to the 3rd Sappers and Miners in Khyber Pass on 26 June 1919. After his time in the army, he returned to Kandaloya to continue his work as a planter. From 1920 to 1930 he was the owner and manager of Tebuwatte Estate; while he was there he also looked after Oonankande Estate in Dolosbage. After the 1930 sale of Tebuwatte, he managed Oonankanda, adding to it with the 1949 purchase of Gangawaraliya & Hyderabad Estates. He continued managing both estates until 1953. Bedford was also part of the World Amateur Ham Radio Association, and actively partic

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Michael Bloomberg

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Michael Bloomberg

Michael Rubens Bloomberg[2] (born February 14, 1942) is an American politician, businessman, and author. He is the CEO and majority owner of Bloomberg L.P., which he co-founded. Bloomberg was the mayor of New York City from 2002 to 2013. He is currently a candidate in the Democratic Party primaries for the 2020 United States presidential election. Bloomberg grew up in Medford, Massachusetts and attended Johns Hopkins University and Harvard Business School. He began his career at the securities brokerage Salomon Brothers, before forming his own company in 1981, Bloomberg L.P., a global financial services, software and mass media company that bears his name, and is known for its Bloomberg Terminal, a computer software system providing financial data widely used in the global financial services industry. He spent the next twenty years as its chairman and CEO. As of February 2020, this made him the ninth-richest person in the United States and the 12th-richest person in the world; his net worth was estimated at

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James Harvey Brown

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James Harvey Brown

Brown in 1961 James Harvey Brown (1906–95) was a City Council member in Los Angeles, California, between 1959 and 1964 and then municipal court judge in that city from 1964 to 1985. Biography Brown was born on April 26, 1906,[1] in Jamestown, North Dakota.[2] After graduating from high school, he went to sea as a chief radio operator and later worked as a disc jockey at radio stations KFOX and KGER. He earned a degree in engineering from UCLA and was chief engineer at KFAC and KGER. In 1937 he became master control supervisor for NBC. During World War II he was a Navy lieutenant assigned to airborne radar design, working at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and other laboratories. After earning a degree from Southwestern University School of Law, he was both president of and attorney for the National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians.[3] He was vice chair of the California Democratic Party, 1948–58. He was a Congregationalist.[2] Brown died July 10, 1995, at the age of 89[2] in Glend

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Eric Cole

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Eric Cole

Major-General Eric Stuart Cole, CB, CBE (10 February 1906 – 19 December 1992) was a senior British Army officer and telecommunications expert. He saw active service in the Second World War, with his most important contribution being the planning of communications for the invasion of Normandy. He continued his army career after the war, ultimately holding the post of director of telecommunications at the War Office. He was also a cricketer[1] of county-standard, who played for Kent during the 1938 English cricket season. A right-handed batsman and right-arm medium pace bowler, he played ten first-class matches in all,[2] and also represented the Egypt national cricket team.[3] Personal life and army career Born in Malta in 1906,[2] where his father was then stationed as bandmaster of the Royal Sussex Regiment, Cole was educated at Dover Grammar School for Boys and Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.[4] On graduation from Sandhurst in 1925, he was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Royal Signal Corps o

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W. A. S. Butement

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W. A. S. Butement

William Alan Stewart Butement CBE (18 August 1904 – 25 January 1990) was a defence scientist and public servant. A native of New Zealand, he made extensive contributions to radar development in Great Britain during World War II, served as the first chief scientist for the Australian Defence Scientific Service, then ended his professional career with a research position in private business. Early life Alan Butement was born at Masterton, New Zealand, the son of New Zealand-born William Butement, physician and surgeon, and his English-born wife Amy Louise Stewart. When Alan was age eight, the family moved to Sydney, where he started at The Scots College. After a year, the family moved again, this time to London, England. He graduated from University College School and then studied at University College, University of London, where he attended lectures by Edward Victor Appleton and received the BSc degree in physics in 1926. He followed this as a research student for two years. He married Ursula Florence Alber

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Kenneth D. Cameron

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Kenneth D. Cameron

Kenneth Donald Cameron (born November 29, 1949), (Col, USMC, Ret.), is a retired American naval aviator, test pilot, engineer, U.S. Marine Corps officer, and NASA astronaut. Background Cameron was born November 29, 1949, in Cleveland, Ohio. He graduated from Rocky River High School, Rocky River, Ohio, in 1967. He went on to attend the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics in 1978, and a Master of Science degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics in 1979.[1] He completed numerous courses in Russian language and Russian space systems at MIT, the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, and at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center, Moscow, Russia. He later earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Michigan State University in 2002. He enjoys flying, athletics, woodworking, reading, shooting, motorcycle riding, and amateur radio.[1] He was a Boy Scout and earned the rank of Star Scout.[2] At MIT, Cameron was a member of the Beta Theta Pi

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Leonard Danilewicz

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Leonard Danilewicz

Leonard Stanisław Danilewicz was a Polish engineer and, for some ten years before the outbreak of World War II, one of the four directors of the AVA Radio Company in Warsaw, Poland. Cipher Bureau work AVA designed and built radio equipment for the Polish General Staff's Cipher Bureau, which was responsible for the radio communications of the General Staff's Oddział II (Section II, the General Staff's intelligence section).[1] Beginning in 1933, after the Cipher Bureau's mathematician-cryptologist Marian Rejewski reconstructed the German military Enigma rotor cipher machine, AVA built Enigma "doubles" as well as all the electro-mechanical equipment subsequently designed at the Cipher Bureau to expedite routine breaking and reading of Enigma ciphers.[2] AVA's other directors were Edward Fokczyński, Antoni Palluth, and Leonard Danilewicz's elder brother, Ludomir Danilewicz. The company took its name from the combined radio callsigns of the Danilewicz brothers (TPAV) and Palluth (TPVA). When the company was b

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Jan Dahm

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Jan Dahm

Jan Dahm (5 April 1921 – 16 February 2013) was a Norwegian resistance member during World War II. He was among the first group of people to be subject to court-martial during the German occupation of Norway, and later initiated and headed the Secret Intelligence Service group Theta, which operated in Bergen from December 1941 to June 1942. German court-martial At the German attack on Norway in April 1940 Jahn Dahm was a nineteen-year-old engineering student at Bergens Tekniske Skole. He had been an eager radio amateur and a member of Bergen Radio Relé Liga for years, and at home he also had a workshop for building radios.[1] On 25 June 1940, while he had an examination at the school, he was fetched and brought to the Gestapo office in Bergen, where he was confronted with equipment taken from his home, and told he would be charged for espionage. On 28 June he was transported by bus from Bergen to Oslo together with ten other arrestees, and taken to Møllergaten 19.[2] The German court-martial started in Oslo

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Alvin Devane

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Alvin Devane

Alvin Earl DeVane (November 2, 1923 – January 1, 2012)[1] was a former Army Air Forces sergeant and a retired Austin Police lieutenant. A street in Austin, Texas is named for him, since its opening in 1984. He was an amateur radio operator, and an active member and former president of Austin's barbershop singing community. Early life DeVane was born in Elba, Alabama in 1923 and enlisted in the Army Air Corps (then recently a component of the United States Army Air Forces) in 1943, during which he was a C-47 radio operator in the Pacific Theatre. A sergeant, he was assigned to the 318th Troop Carrier Squadron (Commando), 3rd Air Commando Group.[3] Career and recognition DeVane was a member of the Austin Police Department from 1957 to 1983. A lot of his time there was spent as a street cop, but he later achieved the rank of Lieutenant and served in the traffic office.[3] The American-Statesman pictured DeVane in uniform among others at a disaster center for a May 1981 flood in Austin.[4] When DeVane was ne

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Ludomir Danilewicz

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Ludomir Danilewicz

Ludomir Danilewicz was a Polish engineer and, for some ten years before the outbreak of World War II, one of the four directors of the AVA Radio Company in Warsaw, Poland. AVA designed and built radio equipment for the Polish General Staff's Cipher Bureau, which was responsible for the radio communications of the General Staff's Oddział II (Section II, the General Staff's intelligence section).[1] Beginning in 1933, after the Cipher Bureau's mathematician-cryptologist Marian Rejewski reconstructed the German military Enigma rotor cipher machine, AVA built Enigma "doubles" as well as all the electro-mechanical equipment subsequently designed at the Cipher Bureau to expedite routine breaking and reading of Enigma ciphers.[2] AVA's other directors were Edward Fokczyński, Antoni Palluth, and Ludomir Danilewicz's younger brother, Leonard Danilewicz. The company took its name from the combined radio callsigns of the Danilewicz brothers (TPAV) and Palluth (TPVA). When the company was being formed about 1929, the D

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Larry Ferrari

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Larry Ferrari

Larry Ferrari (March 4, 1932 – November 20, 1997), born Lazarus Louis Ferrari, was an American organist who hosted The Larry Ferrari Show from 1954 to 1997 on WPVI-TV in Philadelphia, a weekly Sunday morning half-hour program of organ music.[1][2][3] Biography Born in Boston, Massachusetts on March 4, 1932 as Lazarus Louis Ferrari, Larry Ferrari was a son of Colomba Ferrari.[4] He changed his name to "Larry" when a nun suggested he Americanize it. Ferrari studied piano and organ as a boy, and his career in music began when he began performing at his local church when was 11 years old. Soon afterwards, after he began playing at a local skating rink. According to friends and family, Ferrari did not use sheet music; after hearing a song he could play it from memory. His career in broadcasting got its start shortly after he joined the United States Army in 1952. It was there, while idly passing the time during leave by playing the organ, that he came to the notice of his commanding officer as a likely person t

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Stan Gibilisco

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Stan Gibilisco

Stan Gibilisco is a nonfiction writer. He has authored books in the fields of electronics, general science, mathematics, and computing. Biography Gibilisco began his career in 1977 as a radio technician and editorial assistant at the headquarters of the American Radio Relay League in Newington, Connecticut. Later he worked as a radio-frequency design engineer and technical writer for industry. In 1982, Stan began writing for TAB Books with editorial offices in Blue Ridge Summit, Pennsylvania. One of the books that he compiled for TAB, the Encyclopedia of Electronics, was named by the American Library Association (ALA) in its list of "Best References of the 1980s." Another of his books, the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Personal Computing, was named as a "Best Reference of 1996" by the ALA. Stan produces instructional, technical, and general interest videos on YouTube. Subjects include electronics, computers, physics, mathematics, alternative energy, and amateur radio. Stan lives in Lead, South Dakota, home

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Henry Feinberg

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Henry Feinberg

Henry Robert Feinberg (born July 24, 1941 in Brooklyn, NY) is an interpreter of science and technology. Best known as the person who made it possible for E.T. to “phone home,” he created E.T.'s Communicator for Steven Spielberg's classic film. Feinberg designed educational exhibits and science demonstrations for Walt Disney's Epcot Center, Universal Studios theme parks in Florida and Los Angeles, and AT&T's InfoQuest Center in New York City. A noted speaker, education and museum consultant, his work can be seen in science museums around the world. He retired from AT&T in 1998 as National Exhibitions Manager. As a writer-director, Feinberg received eighteen international film awards for his documentaries, including two coveted CINE Golden Eagle awards. Earlier in his career he worked closely with Don Herbert, TV's "Mr. Wizard," devising innovative ways to demonstrate "the magic and mystery of science in everyday living." At AT&T’s Bell Laboratories, he produced several films and live presentati

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Linda M. Godwin

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Linda M. Godwin

Linda Maxine Godwin Ph.D. (born July 2, 1952) is an American scientist and retired NASA astronaut.[1] Godwin joined NASA in 1980 and became an astronaut in July 1986. She retired in 2010. During her career, Godwin completed four space flights and logged over 38 days in space. Godwin also served as the Assistant to the Director for Exploration, Flight Crew Operations Directorate at the Johnson Space Center. Since retiring from NASA, she accepted the position of Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Missouri.[2] Background Godwin was born July 2, 1952, in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, but her hometown is Jackson, Missouri. She graduated from Jackson High School in Jackson, Missouri, in 1970, then received a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics and physics from Southeast Missouri State University in 1974, and a Master of Science degree and a Doctorate in physics from the University of Missouri in 1976 and 1980. Godwin is a member of the American Physical Society, the Ninety

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