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James Naismith
The Canadian physical education instructor who invented basketball in 1891.

John Napier
The Scottish mathematician who invented logarithms, the decimal point, and Napier's Bones.

Gerhard Neumann
Neumann created innovations in jet aircraft engines.

Alfred Neustadter
Invented the Rolodex.

Thomas Newcomen
Invented the atmospheric steam engine.

Sir Isaac Newton
Invented the reflecting telescope in 1668.

Julius Nieuwland
The inventor of the first synthetic rubber called neoprene.

Paul Gottlieb Nipkow
Invented a rotating-disk technology to transmit pictures over wire in 1884. The Nipkow Disk was the very first electromechanical television scanning system. Nipkow's system was abandoned early in the history of television for the electronic systems developed by later inventors.

Alfred Nobel
Invented dynamite.

Jean Nollet
Invented the electroscope - a device for detecting electric charge - in 1748.

Robert N Noyce
The co-founder of the Intel Corporation and the inventor-pioneer in semiconductor development. Jack Kilby and Robert N Noyce co-invented the integrated circuit.

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