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Ralph Samuelson
Ralph Samuelson, an eighteen-year-old from Minnesota, proposed the idea that if you could ski on snow, then you could ski on water. He invented waterskiing in 1922.

Santorio Santorio
Santorio invented several instruments: a wind gauge, a water current meter, the "pulsilogium" and a thermoscope (precursor to the thermometer).

Lewis Hastings Sarett
Lewis Sarett received a patent for a synthetic version of the hormone cortisone.

Viktor Schauberger
Viktor Schauberger is the father of cold fusion energy, derived naturally and non-invasively from the simple use of air and water, and the creator of the first ever, non-energy consuming 'flying disc'.

Arthur Schawlow
Arthur Schawlow received a patent for the maser laser.

Charles Seeberger
The history of the escalator.

Patsy Sherman
Sherman received a patent for Scotchgard.

Henry Shrapnel
Shrapnel is a type of antipersonnel projectile named after its famous inventor, Henry Shrapnel.

Peter Schultz
Peter Schultz created fiber-optic communications inventions and co-invented fiber-optic wire.

Robert Seiwald
Robert Seiwald received a patent for the first antibody labeling agent.

Ignaz Semmelweis
History of antiseptics.

Waldo Semon
Waldo Semon invented a way to make polyvinyl chloride (PVC) useful.

John Sheehan
John Sheehan received a patent for synthesis of natural penicillin.

William Bradford Shockley
William Shockley received a patent for the transistor. The history of the transistor.

Christopher Latham Sholes
Invented the first practical modern typewriter.

Arthur Sicard
Canadian famous inventor, Arthur Sicard invented the snowblower in 1925.

Igor Sikorsky
Igor Sikorsky invented fixed winged and multi-engined aircraft, transoceanic flying boats and helicopters.

Spencer Silver
Invented the glue for Post-It Notes.

Luther Simjian
He is most famous for his invention of the Bankmatic automatic teller machine (ATM).

Issac Merrit Singer
Invented a popular sewing machine.

Harold Smith
Harold Smith and the history of Crayola Crayons.

Ernest Solvay
Solvay received a patent for the industrial process for sodium carbonate production in 1861.

Carl Sontheimer
Carl Sontheimer invented the Cuisinart.

James Spangler
James Spangler invented a portable electric vacuum cleaner - the Hoover.

Percy Spencer
Percy Spencer invented the microwave oven.

Elmer Sperry
Elmer Sperry invented the gyroscopic compass and gyroscope-guided automatic pilots for ships, airplanes and spacecraft.

Richie Stachowski
Richie Stachowski was the kid famous inventor who invented the Water Talkies.

John Standard
An improved refrigerator design was patented by African American, John Standard.

William Stanley Jr
William Stanley received a patent for the induction coil.

Levi Strauss
Levi Strauss and the history of blue jeans.

Charles Proteus Steinmetz
Charles Steinmetz developed theories on alternating current, that allowed for the rapid expansion of the electric power industry.

John Stevens
The "father" of the American railroad.

Thomas Stewart
Stewart invented an improved mop, metal bender, and railroad crossing indicator.

George R Stibitz
George Stibitz is recognized as being the father of the modern digital computer.

Rufus Stokes
Rufus Stokes invented a exhaust purifier and an air pollution control device.

William Sturgeon
British electrician, William Sturgeon invented the electromagnet in 1825.

Gideon Sundback
Gideon Sundback received a patent for the "Separable Fastener" or zipper.

Sir Joseph Wilson Swan
Swan produced an early electric light bulb and invented the dry photographic plate.

Byron and Melody Swetland
An interview with the creators of Tekno Bubbles, a innovative variation on the old blowing bubbles that glow under black lights and smell like raspberries.

Leo Szilard
Leo Szilard invented the nuclear fission reactor in 1955.

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