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Inventor of barcode dies aged 91

Norman Woodland

Norman Joseph Woodland, who was co-inventor of the barcode, has died at the age of 91.


Inventor of plumbing on a chip wins $500,000 prize

Stephen Quake, a prolific inventor whose application of physics to biology has led to breakthroughs in drug discovery, genome analysis and personalized medicine, has won the $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize, a prestigious award for outstanding innovators.


TV remote control inventor dies

TV Remote Inventor

The inventor of the television remote control, Eugene Polley, dies of natural causes, aged 96, in a Chicago hospital.


Teleprompter inventor dies at 91

Hubert Schlafly, credited with inventing the teleprompter device that feeds scripts to actors, politicians and newsreaders, dies at the age of 91.


Teen inventor powers struggling village

14-year-old William Kamkwamba dreamed of powering his village with the only resource freely available to him -- wind. His native Malawi had gone through one of its worst droughts seven years ago, killing thousands, when he thought of building a windmill to generate electricity and pump much-needed water.


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