A few incredible individuals are responsible for some of the biggest innovations. Learn about those who changed the world by thinking outside the box.
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How WISE Works
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Who invented virtual reality technology?
Robot Revolution: Coming to a Restaurant Near You
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What is the history of the remote control?
10 New Uses for Old Inventions
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Why does a balloon stick to hair?
Why Do We Experiment on Mice?
Why do we experiment on animals?
The set of pioneering real-life scientists beat out other fan proposals including "Voltron," "Star Wars" and "Spaceballs" characters.
Galton was a pioneer in meteorology, psychology, statistics, biometrics, forensics and anthropology. But all of that is overshadowed by his promotion of and work on eugenics.
By Dave Roos
If you're a gamer, you've got Jerry Lawson to thank for inventing the first commercial home video game console with interchangeable game cartridges.