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Giuseppe Donati invented the modern 10-hole ocarina.

Oceanography - Innovations and History
Although oceanography has been recognized as a formal scientific discipline for only 150 years, the quest for this understanding and its practical application to commerce and war - often unwitting - goes back much further.

History of the odometer.

Office Innovations
Paperclips, typewriters, computers -- how many inventions are there in the office?

Optical Analysis System
Ellen Ochoa invented the optical analysis system.

Optical Diagnostic Equipment
Tuan Vo-Dinh invented optical diagnostic equipment. Vo-Dinh's patents were for a badge worn on a worker's shirt that recorded exposure to toxic chemicals and for a optical scanner that would read that badge.

Optical Disc
David Paul Gregg first envisioned the optical or laser disc in 1958 and patented it in 1969.

Oral Contraceptives
The inventors behind the first oral contraceptives.

Orgone Accumulator
Dr Wilhelm Reich invented the orgone accumulator.

Today's dynamic o-ring was the result of experimental work done in the early 1930's by Mr. Niels Christensen.

Outboard Motor
Ole Evinrude invented the outboard motor.

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