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Paul MacCready
Invented the first human-powered flying machine in history.

Charles Macintosh
Received a patent for a method for making waterproof garments by using rubber dissolved in coal-tar naphtha for cementing two pieces of cloth together. The mackintosh raincoat was named after Charles Macintosh.

Cluny MacPherson
Canadian, Cluny MacPherson invented the Macpherson gas mask and started the first St. John's Ambulance Brigade.

Akhil Madhani
Honored with the Lemelson-MIT Award for his robotics invention.

Theodore Harold Maiman
Received a patent for the Ruby Laser System.

Guglielmo Marconi
In 1895, Marconi invented equipment that transmitted electrical signals through the air (part of telegraphy and radio transmission).

Warren Marrison
Developed the first quartz clock.

Stanley Mason
Invented a clothespin fishing lure, the first disposable contoured diapers, the squeezable ketchup bottle, the granola bar, a heated pizza box, plastic microwave cookingware, and a dental floss dispenser.

Thomas Massie
Invented the haptic computer interface, a computer interface system that enhances virtual reality.

Sybilla Masters
The first women ever recorded in history for inventing. However, women have been inventing since the dawn of time without the deserved recognition.

Jan Ernst Matzeliger
Developed an automatic method for lasting shoes and made the mass-production of affordable shoes possible.

John W Maunchly
Co-invented the ENIAC computer.

Robert D Maurer
Invented fiber-optic communication innovations and co-invented fiber-optic wire.

Stanley Mazor
Received a patent for the first computer microprocessor. The history of the microprocessor.

Hiram Maxim
Inventor of the Maxim Machine Gun.

James Clerk Maxwell
One of the world's greatest physicists.

Cyrus Hall McCormick
A Chicago industrialist who invented the first commercially successful reaper, a horse-drawn machine that harvested wheat.

Elijah McCoy
McCoy is best known for inventing the automatic oil cup. During his life, he invented and sold 57 different kinds of devices and machine parts including an ironing board and a lawn sprinkler.

James McLurkin
Invented "Robot Ants" robots.

Arthur Melin
Co-invented the modern hula hoop.

Gerardus Mercator
The Mercator map projection was invented by Gerardus Mercator as a navigation tool.

Ottmar Mergenthaler
Invented the linotype-composing machine in 1886.

George de Mestral
Invented VELCRO and Mother Nature could not have made it better herself.

Robert Metcalfe
Introduced the world to network computing with the ethernet.

Antonio Meucci
American-Italian inventor.

Alexander Miles
Invented an improved elevator.

John A Miller
The "Thomas Edison" of roller coasters.

Irving Millman
Co-invented a vaccine against viral hepatitis and developed a test that identified hepatitis B in blood samples.

Dennis Moeller
Co-invented improvements in computer architecture that allows IBM compatible PCs to share the same peripheral devices.

Ann Moore
Invented the Snugli baby carrier.

Gordon E Moore
The Intel co-founder and chairman emeritus discusses the birth of the microprocessor, giving the history a very personal flavor.

Garrett A Morgan
Invented a gas mask and received a patent for a traffic light.

William G Morgan
Invented volleyball in 1895, at a YMCA in Holyoke, MA.

Krysta Morlan
Invented a device that relieves the irritation caused by wearing a cast - the cast cooler.

William Morrison - Walter Frederick Morrison
A plastic version of the Frisbie.

William Morrison
Built a electric-powered six-passenger wagon in 1891.

Samuel Morse
Invented telegraph wires and Morse code, an electronic alphabet patented in 1840. The first telegraph read, "What hath God wrought!".

Andrew J Moyer
Moyer's patents were for the industrial production of penicillin.

Louis Marius Moyroud
Invented the first practical phototypesetting machine.

K Alex Muller
In 1986, Alex Müller and Johannes Georg Bednorz invented the first high-temperature superconductor.

Kary Banks Mullis
Invented PCR, the process for amplifying nucleic acids.

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