Geniuses

Genius Hall of Fame

Back in 2002 we began featuring a fresh "genius" each month, this ran strong for a few years. Our genius - genius writer took an extended sabbatical to focus on raising her kids, we hope to begin adding new entries again in 2015.  

Raymond Kurzweil

Raymond Kurzweil is an inventor whose innovations have touched the lives of many.  He may be best known for his work on the first print-to-speech reading machine for the blind, but his influence goes far beyond.  He has been a pioneer in optical character recognition (OCR), the development of the first CCD flatbed scanner, text-to-speech synthesis, music synthesis, speech recognition,

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Susan B. Anthony

With the 2008 Presidential election just around the corner, an e-mail has been circulating, entitled, “Why Women Should Vote.” In it, the plight of suffra

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enrico fermi

Born on September 29, 1901 in Rome, Enrico Fermi was the youngest of three children born to Ida De Gattis and Alberto Fermi.

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Nikola Tesla

There is so much that is noteworthy and intriguing about Nikola Tesla, that it is difficult to know just where to start, and how much to include in this short biography.

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Katherine J. Blodgett

Were it not for the contributions of Katherine J. Blodgett, Poindexter would not be able to see so well.

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Marie Sklowdowska Curie

It is hard to know how to impress upon the reader, in such a short synopsis of her life, the greatness of Marie Curie.

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Hedy Lamarr

Hedwid Eva Maria Kiesler was born in Vienna, Austria on November 9, 1914.

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Hypatia of Alexandria

Hypatia was a scientist, mathematician, and philosopher who lived in the late fourth and early fifth centuries AD.

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Harvey Fletcher

Dr. Harvey Fletcher was born in what was then the small town of Provo, Utah on September 11, 1884.

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Eadweard Muybridge

In the world of motion pictures, Thomas Edison is usually credited with producing the first movies.

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