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Mark Wolverton

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Mark Wolverton is a frequent contributor to Invention & Technology magazine and the author of A Life in Twilight: The Final Years of J. Robert Oppenheimer (St. Martin's, 2008), Mark Wolverton

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Four decades ago, two physicists at Bell Laboratories stumbled upon a means of capturing light and turning it into data with a small piece of silicon, an invention that would revolutionize our daily lives
You could owe your life to a handful of scientists who are battling one of the greatest dangers in aviation—the accumulation of small amounts of ice on aircraft
Although he never received an undergraduate degree, Jones made aeronautical history with brilliant innovations in the design of the airplane wing
HOW TECHNOLOGY THAT WAS DEVELOPED FOR SECRET INTELLIGENCE-GATHERING BECAME A KEY TO BETTER MAMMOGRAPHY
Pioneer 10 , launched in 1972 and expected to complete its mission the next year, is still sending messages from far beyond Pluto, confounding even its makers