|Abraham Lincoln's Life, Leadership, & Legacy: |
Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin Reveals the Man Behind the Icon
|Anne Frank & Miep Gies are heroes to Freedom Writers founder and teacher, Erin Gruwell.||Captain Nemo inspired hero, Dr. Robert Ballard to explore the sea.||Curtis Mayfield who is Doreen Van Lee's hero, was an influential singer and songwriter.||Dan & Amy Eldon are not only Kathy Eldon's children; they are also her heroes.||Dan Eldon inspired Kathy Eldon with his art, his poetry and his life.|
|Dr. Benjamin Elijah Mays mentored Reverend Calvin O. Butts, who is now pastor of the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, NY.||Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Congressman John Lewis talks about how Martin Luther King, Jr. inspired him as a young man during the Civil Rights Movement||Duke Ellington inspires Pulitzer Prize-winning musician Wynton Marsalis.||Explorers Among Robert Ballard's heroes are Jason and the Argonauts, Captain Nemo, Captain Cook and Joseph Campbell.||Fridtjof Nansen was a scientist, explorer, humanitarian and diplomat.||Héroes de Hilda Solís (español) La Secrataria de Labor Hilda L. Solís|
|Heroic Women Nobel Laureate Wangari Maathai writes about the heroic women who have inspired her.||Hilda Solis' Heroes the U.S. Latina Secretary of Labor||Jimmy Carter For as long as she can remember, Sherry Lansing has considered President Carter her hero.||Jose Manuel Ramos-Horta is Kerry Kennedy's hero because of his human rights work in East Timor.||Joseph Rotblat is a hero and a friend to Nobel Peace Prize-winning doctor, Bernard Lown.||My Father, Arthur Newman Actor, businessman, philanthropist Paul Newman on his dad.|
|My Father, Ronald Reagan talks about his father's examples and those of the Tibetan Monks and Nelson Mandela||My Father, Rupfure Thomas & Nelson Mandela and Rupfure Thomas are heroes to lifesaver Paul Rusesabagina.||My Sister: Jennifer Bird Women's basketball star Sue Bird talks about her sister and her hero: Jen Bird||My Teachers : Billie Jean King honors her teachers in her essay featured in My Hero.||Nelson Mandela Children's troubadour Raffi writes about his hero, Nelson Mandela||Nelson Mandela is Muhammad Ali's hero because he understands what it means to fight against enormous odds|
|Paul Robeson's Heroes include Denmark Vesey, Frederick Douglass, and Jawarahal Nehru.||The Concept of Heroes is the topic of Elie Wiesel's essay, published in My Hero Extraordinary People on the Heroes Who Inspire Them||Vedran Smailovic 'The Cellist of Sarajevo,' is Peacemaker Jason Crowe's hero.||William Beebe Sylvia Earle's hero, was a deep-sea diver and naturalist.|
|"Game-changer" in Human Evolution |
Found in South African Bones
|Abner Peeler is credited with the invention of the first airbrush.||Ada Lovelace was a ninteenth century woman who influenced the computer programming of today||Airborne Windmills: |
Turning High Altitude Wind
Into Cheap Electricity
|Alan Turing laid the theoretical groundwork for the first computer.||Albert Baez was a prominent Mexican American physicist and pacifist.|
|Albert Baez (español) era un prominente físico y pacifista mexicoamericano||Albert Einstein believed in the power of imagination.||Alexander Borodin was an accomplished chemist, composer and staunch advocate of women's rights.||Alexander Graham Bell was the inventor of the telephone.||Alfred Nobel founded the Nobel Prize Organization.||Algae Fuels United States Navy|
|Ameen Abdulrasool is a young inventor who developed a portable navigation system for the blind.||Amy Charkowski works on the front lines of protecting Earth's food supply.||Ancient Art Supplies Found|
In South African Cave
|Andrea Mia Ghez is an astrophysicist best known for her discoveries about the black hole at the center of our galaxy.||Archimedes of Syracuse was an early Greek mathematician, astronomer and inventor.||Architectural Answer to Rising Seas:|
|Ariel Ruiz i Altaba|
Scientist - Photographer combines art and science to research how cells are generated and formed.
|Audrey Penn: |
Just Do It is a medical doctor who has devoted herself to studying diseases that affect muscle control.
|Augusta Ada Byron (Lovelace) developed the world's first computer program while struggling with her own personal hardships.||Babak Darvish, MD inspires his patients and coworkers with his upbeat attitude and determination.||Barbara McClintock was one of the first women geneticists, and a Nobel laureate.||Ben Carson is the chief of neurosurgery |
at Johns Hopkins University Hospital.
|Benjamin Bradley was a slave who was admired for his engineering abilities and who built the first steam-powered warship.||Bernard Fantus created the world's first blood bank.||Bernardo Houssay was an Argentinean physiologist and Nobel Prize winner.||Bernardo Houssay (español) fue un fisiólogo argentino y ganador del Premio Nobel||Beth Rickard|
Environmentalist is an advocate of solar as the energy of the future.
"Neptune's Medicine Chest" is a pioneer in the hunt for medicines from the ocean to treat cancer and other diseases.
|Blood-Test Promises Improvements|
in Screening, Treating Cancer
|Bonnie Dunbar helped start a scholars program to inspire students to pursue careers in aerospace and engineering.||Bram Cohen is a computer programmer and the creator of BitTorrent.||Bulletproof Skin Created From Spider's Silk|
Holds Great Medical Promise
|Carlos Juan Finlay was a Cuban scientist who discovered the cause of yellow fever.||Carlos Juan Finlay (español) era un científico cubano que descubrió la causa de la fiebre amarilla|
|Centers for Disease Control and Prevention an online source for Credible Health Information||Charles Darwin famous for his theories of evolution and natural selection.||Chiaki Mukai is the first female Japanese astronaut.||Christiane Nusslein-Volhard is a Nobel Prize winner and pioneer genetic researcher.||Claudia Gerwin: |
Keeping the Neurons Firing researches how nerve cells relay messages to each other.
|Clifford V. Johnson is a string theorist who studies the makeup of the smallest particles of the universe.|
|Commander Chris Hadfield is the first Canadian to become the commander of the International Space Station.||Connie Samaras has created media archives for deep space voyages.||Courtney Schumacher is an atmospheric scientist and educator committed to mentoring young women interested in science.||Cristina Diaz: |
Biologist studies intertidal and tropical sponges.
|Dame Cicely Saunders founded the modern hospice to provide compassionate, holistic care to the dying.||DAREnet provides open access to Dutch academic research information and findings.|
|Darlene Cavalier founded ScienceCheerleader.com to promote science literacy.||Darlene Ketten studies stranded whales and dolphins.||Dean Kamen makes science and technology exciting for young people,||Debbye Turner became Miss America and pursued her dream to become a veterinarian.||Denis Mukwege Helps Women Ravaged By Congo War||Dilfuza Egamberdiyeva cares for the Earth's soil, researching ways to produce microbes to control plant diseases.|
|Dr Deepak Acharya is a scientist devoted to protecting India's endangered Patalkot Forest.||Dr. Alexander Langmuir Langmuir's work in epidemiology has saved millions of lives.||Dr. Barbara Ross Lee became the first African American woman dean of a US medical school.||Dr. Caldicott has been a lifelong anti-nuclear activist.||Dr. Carolyn Mazure founded the Yale Women's Health Program and is a forceful figure in the women's health movement.||Dr. Edward Holland|
Ophthalmologist transplants corneal stem cells to help give people their sight back.
|Dr. Edward Jenner discovered the vaccine.||Dr. Elizabeth Kalko |
and the Jason Project studies bats in the Panamanian rainforest.
|Dr. Elvia Niebla|
Soil Scientist is dedicated to soil conservation.
|Dr. Farouk El-Baz is an Egyptian space scientist and geologist.||Dr. France Cordova is a renowned |
has broken gender
and cultural barriers.
|Dr. Gloria WilderBrathwaite was inspired to provide health care to the poor in the innner city.|
|Dr. Govindappa Venkataswamy cares for the eyes of millions of people in India.||Dr. Ines Cifuentes |
Seismologist works to improve science programs for students in Washington, DC.
|Dr. Karen Plaut has been a pioneer in animal science research.||Dr. Kay Jamison is both an expert on, and a sufferer of, Bipolar Disorder.||Dr. Kristi Curry-Rogers is an accomplished paleontologist who travels the globe in search of dinosaur digs.||Dr. Madan Kataria has started a revolution of joy and laughter that is spreading around the world.|
|Dr. Michael DeBakey is the father of modern open-heart surgery.||Dr. Patch Adams gives the practice of medicine a humorous twist.||Dr. Paul Farmer has dedicated his life to treating people in the poorest nations in the world.||Dr. Richard Murphy |
Marine Biologist educates others about the sea and ways to protect the oceans for the future.
|Dr. Robert Ballard |
and the JASON project bring scientific exploration to children around the world.
|Dr. Sara W. Lazar|
Neuroscientist - Meditator researches the effects of meditation on the brain.
|Dr. Sue Savage-Rumbaugh is a scientist dedicated to the study and conservation of bonobos.||Dr. Susan Love is committed to women's health issues.||Dr. Zeda Rosenberg is working to protect women from HIV/AIDS.||Dra. France Córdova (español) es una astrofísico que ha rompido barreras de género y culturales||Edgar Allan Poe was a writer and poet who explored psychology and science in his works.||Elizabeth Blackwell became the first female doctor and opened the first medical school for women.|
|Elizaveta Glinka: 'Dr. Liza' heads a free clinic that helps Moscow's homeless and hopeless||Enrico Fermi was one of the 20th century's greatest physicists.||Envirofit retrofits engines to reduce pollution and enhance energy efficiency in developing countries.||Erich Jarvis observes song birds and uses his training with molecular biology to learn about brain behavior.||F. Sherwood Rowland discovered the 'greenhouse effect.'||Fabiola Cabeza de Baca Gilbert (español) hizo enormes avances en la materia de seguridad alimentaria en el suroeste de los Estados Unidos|
|Fabiola Gianotti is an Italian particle physicist.||Fati Kirakoya is a researcher committed to finding solutions to end HIV/AIDS.||Francisk Skaryna printed the first books in Eastern Europe.||Frank Zamboni developed the world's first ice resurfacer machine used on ice rinks.||Franklin Chang Diaz is a Costa Rican and American veteran of seven Space Shuttle missions.||Franklin Chang Diaz (español) veterano costarricense y americano de siete misiones de transbordadores espaciales|
|Frederick Banting was the co-discoverer of Insulin.||Friends of the Sea Lion rescue, treat, and release these mammals back into the ocean.||Gail Kaaialii: |
Biologist investigates the origins of life and helps others value all life forms.
|Galileo (español) fue el primero en usar un telescopio para observar las estrellas y planetas||Galileo Galilei was the first to use a telescope to observe the stars and planets.||Garrett Morgan invented versions of the gas mask and the traffic signal.|
|George Washington Carver was born an African American slave but became a renowned scientist, botanist, educator, and inventor.||Gertrude B. Elion developed |
the AIDS drug, AZT.
|Gina Gallant is an inventor whose |
passion is protecting the environment.
|Godspeed John Glenn: 50 years|
since first US orbit
|Grace Murray Hopper was a computer visionary and naval officer.||Greenland's "Ice Queen Liz" Ventures |
Hundreds of Miles in Search of Data
|Guglielmo Marconi was an Italian inventor who won a Nobel Prize in Physics for wireless telegraphy.||Guion Bluford became the first African-American in space.||Gwynne Rowley Shotwell is the president of SpaceX, the company that made the Dragon space craft.||Hazel Barton combines her passion for caving with researching microbes.||Hib Vaccine Team created an affordable, synthetic vaccine against the bacteria that can cause meningitis and pneumonia.||High schoolers use their tech skills to build a better world|
|High-tech Yacht to be first Solar-Powered Vehicle to Circumnavigate the Globe||Hole Punch Clouds:|
Airplanes May Cause Rain at Some Airports
|Homeless New York Teen Has Bright Future |
After Acing Intel Science Contest
|Hot New Planet Could be Habitable...|
Sweltering, but Habitable
|Howard Florey shared the Nobel Prize for Medicine for extracting penicillin.||Hubble telescope zeroes in |
on green blob in space
|Imhotep considered the first recorded physician||In Vitro Pioneer Robert Edwards|
Wins Nobel Prize for Medicine
|Internet-Connected Glasses |
Like Wearing Smartphone Shades
|Inventions by British Engineers Solving |
Health Problems In 3rd World
|Irene Ayako Uchida helped find the link between radiation and birth defects.||Irene Curie was the second woman in history to win the Nobel Prize in science; the first woman was her mother, Marie.|
|Is Zombie Parasite Causing Bee Die-Off?||Jack St. Clair Kilby invented the microchip.||James Burke developed a model of discovery called the Knowledge Web to connect information across space and time.||Jane Mt. Pleasant is an agricultural scientist who looks to the past to meet today's farming needs.||Jesse William Lazear confirmed Carlos Finlay hypothesis that mosquitos transmitted yellow fever.||Johannes Kepler developed the theory of planetary motion.|
|Jonas Salk discovered the polio vaccine.||Kathy Sullivan was the first American woman to walk in space.||Lene Vestergaard Hau is a Danish physicist at Harvard who was able to stop a beam of light.||Lene Vestergaard Hau (español) es un físico danés en Harvard que fue capaz de detener un rayo de luz||Leon Lederman devotes much of his time and energy to improving science education in America.||Leonard Adleman improves |
lives with his work
in DNA technology.
|Leonardo da Vinci was an artist, scientist and inventor.||Leslie Thompson is a scientist devoted to finding a cure for Huntington's Disease.||Linus Pauling won one undivided Nobel Prize for chemistry and one for peace.||Louis Pasteur advanced the practice of medicine with his discoveries.||Luz Maria Rodriguez-Fernandez conducts cancer research to help understand the disease process.||Madame Curie received the Nobel Prize for her discovery of Radium.|
|Mae Jemison dreamed of going to space since childhood.||Magdalena Hurtado is an anthropologist who studies the Ache people of Paraguay.||Margaret Mead was a renowned anthropologist who thought in terms of 'the interconnection of all aspects of human life.'||Marie Curie discovered radioactivity as an atomic property, opening the door to 20th century science.||Martha Mecartney is a scientist, engineer and professor committed to helping young women interested in the field of science.||Meenakshi Wadhwa studies meteorites and the processes involved in their formation.|
|Merieme Chadid is an astronomer from Morocco who did research at the South Pole.||Mikhail Lomonosov was an important Russian polymath in science and literature.||Mohammed Bah Abba invented a refrigeration device that is not dependent on electricity.||Nancy Caruso is a marine biologist who helped bring kelp forests back to the California coast.||NASA Discovers New Lifeform |
That Redefines Search For Life Beyond Earth
|NASA's Latest Mars Rover|
Scrambles to Meet November Launch
|Neil A. Armstrong was the first man to walk on the moon.||New Planet Discovered In|
... Not too hot, Not too cold ...
|Nicolaus Copernicus was the first astronomer to propose that the planets orbit around the sun.||Niels Bohr invented and tested theories that we still use today.||Nikola Tesla was the father of many modern inventions.||Nobel Prize in Chemistry Goes to Trio|
for Carbon-bonding Techniques
|Nobel Prize in Physics Goes to Creators of Revolutionary Atom-thin Material||Norman Borlaug was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his success in increasing the world's food supply.||Obama Reveals "inner science geek" |
at White House Science Fair
|Orville and Wilbur Wright were brothers determined to build a better flying machine.||Patrick Nagatani uses photography and colored lights to promote good health.||Paul Greengard received a Nobel Prize for Medicine for his understanding of the nervous system.|
|Paul Munsen |
Solar Oven Man manufactures sun ovens, which harness the sun's rays to provide an environmentally safe source of energy.
|Paul Sipiera led an expedition into Antarctica to find meteorites for NASA.||Percy Julian was a groundbreaking African American chemist, inventor, and trailblazer.||Philo T. Farnsworth was the inventor of the television.||Philo T. Farnsworth (español) fue el inventor de la televisión||Physicists Close in on "God Particle"|
|Physics breakthrough? |
Speedy Neutrinos Challenge Einstein's E=mc2
|Pythagoras contributed to our understanding of mathematics, music and astronomy.||Ramani Sankaranarayanan |
and Geeta Vaidyanathan founded CTxGrEn to show villagers how to turn native materials into fuel for electricity.
|Ray Kurzweil is an inventor who uses technology to restore health.||Reef Ball Foundation restores damaged coral reef systems around the world.||Richard P. Feynman shared the Nobel Prize in Physics for work in the field of quantum electrodynamics.|
|Robert Koch was an important medical researcher of the 19th century.||Rokhaya Gueye treats malaria and|
raises awareness about women's health issues in Senegal.
|Saeed Awan developed a new carpet loom that reduces child labor in Pakistan.||Sandra Begay-Campbell is a Native American engineer who brings solar-powered energy to the Navajo reservation.||Sanoussi Diakite invented the fonio husking machine.||Scientists from All Over the World|
Scour Iceland For Clues to Our Future
|Scientists: Faster-than-light |
Finding Still Holds
|Shannon Hackett studies the genetic diversity and evolution in tropical birds.||Singapore's "Supertrees" Bring National Gardens into City Center||Sir Alexander Fleming saved millions of lives with his discovery of penicillin.||Sir Isaac Newton was a scientist, teacher and inventor.||Solar Sister Wants to Light Up Rural Africa|
|Srinivasa Ramanujan made groundbreaking contributions to mathematics.||Stephanie Jenouvrier is a population ecologist researching the effects of climate change on emperor penguins.||Stephen W. Hawking is a renowned theoretical physicist.||Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar is a Nobel Prize winning astrophysicist who contributed to our understanding of the stars.||Tania Ruiz is an astrophysicist committed to science education and helping women reach their goals.||Temple Grandin is a professor, doctor of animal science and an autism activist.|
|Thais Corral gives women a voice in their communities through access to communication technology.||The Space Shuttle's Legacy||Therese Koutnik is an inspiration to her sister and a role model for girls who would like to become engineers.||Thomas Alva Edison is considered one of the world's greatest inventors.||Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web.||Tom Chau|
Biomedical Engineer uses science and technology to maximize opportunities for people with disabilities.
|Tom Dibblee was a legendary geologic mapper.||U.S. Scientists Testing|
Early Earthquake Warning System
|Ursula Goellner-Scheiding has studied insects for over 60 years.||Usha Varanasi is the first woman to lead a Fisheries Science Center.||Vint Cerf is an Internet pioneer who passionately believes that all people should benefit from the information revolution.||Vladimir Kosma Zworykin is called |
'The Father of Television'.
|Wes Jackson was a professor who returned to the land to advance sustainable agriculture practices.||Wilson Bentley was the first person to photograph a single snowflake.||Women Making Slow But Sure Strides|
In Science and Math
|Yuri Gagarin was the first human being to journey into space.||Zohra Ben Lakhdar is a physicist from Africa who does research on atomic spectroscopy.|