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Jim Quinn

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JIM QUINN is writer-in-residence at the National Inventors Hall of Fame.

Articles by this Contributor

Articles by this Contributor

Stephanie Kwolek invented one of the world’s most versatile materials, and a new branch of polymer chemistry

BRADFORD W. PARKINSON KNEW THAT A GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM WOULD CHANGE THE WORLD, BUT THE OBSTACLES HE FACED WEREN’T ALL TECHNOLOGICAL

An amazing breakthrough-and its unintended consequences

ROBERT GALLO AND LUC MONTAGNIER DISCUSS LEADING THE BATTLE AGAINST THE GREATEST EPIDEMIC OF OUR TIME

Today’s Collegiate Inventors Competition winners, tomorrow’s technologies

FORREST BIRD’S CURIOSITY WAS ALWAYS INSATIABLE, AND IT LED HIM TO AN INVENTION THAT HAS KEPT THOUSANDS OF BABIES ALIVE

FOR EDITH FLANiGEN, INVENTING NEW CHEMICALS HAS BEEN DEEPLY MEANINGFUL WORK—AS WELL AS GREAT FUN

From global positioning to creating super glue, the amazing accomplishments of 2004’s inductees

RICHARD WHITCOMB DISCUSSES HOW HE GOT TO BE ONE OF THE LEADING AVIATION INVENTORS OF THE LAST HALF-CENTURY

The 2003 induction marks the centennial offlight-and the end of an era