Inventors | Scientists

An inventor is a person who creates a new design, object or method. These new creations are called inventions and they are often considered necessary for societal advancement. An inventor can work across a range of disciplines. Everything you see that is human made has been invented by someone at some point. Important medical inventions are made by scientists, who are looking to find treatments for diseases and improve medical facilities and services. Entrepreneurs are often inventors of business; they look for opportunities to forward new innovation.

How do you become an inventor?

The various skills are needed to become an inventor including good timing, problem-solving abilities, and innovative ideas. An inventor must be witty and spend time researching products that consumers need, are not already in the market, and that will be used in everyday life.

What does a scientist do?

A scientist is in charge of gathering and performing research to increase knowledge in a particular area or subject of study. Scientists can make hypotheses and test them through different methods to form conclusions based on the evidence they gathered during their research trials.

What is the scientific method?

The scientific method is the technique used by scientists to gain knowledge, test research, and has helped the development of science since the 17th century. The scientific method is broken up into research, creating a hypothesis, testing with experiment, analyzing of data, and creating a conclusion based on the data found and observations.

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5’8” | 1.73 m
March 14, 1879
Albert Einstein
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Albert Einstein
5’8” | 1.73 m
March 3, 1847
Alexander Graham Bell
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Alexander Graham Bell
5’9” | 1.75 m
January 17, 1706
Benjamin Franklin
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Benjamin Franklin
6’0” | 1.83 m (Estimated)
February 12, 1809
Charles Darwin
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Charles Darwin
6’1” | 1.85 m
Back to the Future (1985)
Doc Brown
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Doc Brown
5’10” | 1.78 m
July 30, 1863
Henry Ford
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Henry Ford
5’6” | 1.68 m
January 4, 1643
Isaac Newton
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Isaac Newton
5’8” | 1.73 m (Estimated)
April 15, 1452
Leonardo da Vinci
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Leonardo da Vinci
6’2” | 1.88 m
October 5, 1958
Neil deGrasse Tyson
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Neil deGrasse Tyson
6’2” | 1.88 m
July 10, 1856
Nikola Tesla
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Nikola Tesla
5’7” | 1.70 m
January 8, 1942
Stephen Hawking
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Stephen Hawking
5’10” | 1.78 m
February 11, 1847
Thomas Edison
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Thomas Edison
5’11” | 1.80 m
Breaking Bad (2008)
Walter White
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Walter White
Neil deGrasse Tyson
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Considered one of America’s most well-known scientists, Neil deGrasse Tyson is an astrophysicist, planetary scientist, and author who frequently makes public appearances educating, sharing, and encouraging all things space and science. Tyson is specifically noted for his ability to communicate complex concepts in an accessible manner. Born in 1958, Neil deGrasse Tyson found his passion for space exploration after a visit to the Hayden Planetarium at the Museum of Natural History where he would later work after graduating from Harvard. He was catapulted into popular television serving as a host for NOVA ScienceNow on PBS.

Neil deGrasse Tyson has a height of 6’2” (1.88 m).

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Considered one of America’s most well-known scientists, Neil deGrasse Tyson is an astrophysicist, planetary scientist, and author who frequently makes public appearances educating, sharing, and encouraging all things space and science. Tyson is specifically noted for his ability to explain concepts.

Neil deGrasse Tyson has a height of 6’2” (1.88 m).

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Neil deGrasse Tyson
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Nationality: United States

Fields: Astrophysics

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October 5, 1958

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Walter White (Heisenberg)
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Known by his alias Heisenberg, Walter White is a fictional character and antihero of the crime drama TV series Breaking Bad and portrayed by actor Bryan Cranston. White resided in Albuquerque, New Mexico with his wife and son, working as a High School chemistry teacher. After being diagnosed with lung cancer on his 50th birthday, he decides to manufacture and sell methamphetamines with the help of former student, Jesse Pinkman, in order to pay for his treatments and guarantee his family a secure financial future following his inevitable passing. As the series progresses, Walter White falls deeper into the illegal drug trade and transforms from a family man to a ruthless, millionaire drug lord. He is thought of by many as one of the most iconic television characters of all time.

Walter White is portrayed by Bryan Cranston with a height of 5’11” (1.80 m).

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Known by his alias Heisenberg, Walter White is a fictional character and antihero of the crime drama TV series Breaking Bad and portrayed by actor Bryan Cranston. After being diagnosed with lung cancer on his 50th birthday, he decides to manufacture and sell methamphetamines as a drug lord.

Walter White is portrayed by Bryan Cranston with a height of 5’11” (1.80 m).

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Walter White (Heisenberg)
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Bryan Cranston
First Appearance
Breaking Bad (2008)

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Benjamin Franklin
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One of the Founding Fathers of the United States, Benjamin Franklin was a respected, leading inventor, scientist, writer, philosopher, and diplomat who also served as President of the United States in 1769. One of his major political contributions was his help in drafting the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. In science, his contributions and pursuits included exploring electricity for which he created the lightning rod. He is especially noted for his experiment of flying a kite during a storm in order to provide that lightning is electricity. Benjamin Franklin also ventured into music, playing, composing, and ultimately inventing the glass harmonica.

Benjamin Franklin had a height of 5’9” (1.75 m).

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One of the Founding Fathers of the United States, Benjamin Franklin was a respected, leading inventor, scientist, writer, philosopher, and diplomat who also served as President of the United States in 1769. Franklin helped in drafting the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution.

Benjamin Franklin had a height of 5’9” (1.75 m).

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Nationality: United States

Death: April 17, 1790 (84)

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January 17, 1706

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Leonardo da Vinci
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Born in Italy in April of 1452, Leonardo da Vinci was a painter, architect, and inventor who is recognized as one of the greatest painters of all time. Two of his works, Mona Lisa and the Last Supper, are considered among the world’s most famous paintings.  He was also known for his notebooks filled with inventions relating to a myriad of subjects. Despite lacking a formal education, the diversity in both his personal disciplinary studies as well as his talent epitomized the humanist idea of the  “Renaissance Man,” for which he is considered by scholars today, as the primary example.

Leonardo da Vinci had an estimated height of 5’8” (1.73 m).

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Born in Italy in April of 1452, Leonardo da Vinci was a painter, architect, and inventor who is recognized as one of the greatest painters of all time. Two of his works, Mona Lisa and the Last Supper, are considered among the world’s most famous paintings. He was also known for his famed notebooks.

Leonardo da Vinci had an estimated height of 5’8” (1.73 m).

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Leonardo da Vinci
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Nationality: Italy

Fields: Engineering, science, architecture, painting

Death: May 2, 1519 (67)

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April 15, 1452

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Henry Ford
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Henry Ford was an American industrialist, businessman, and the founder of the Ford Motor Company. Henry Ford is credited with the development of the assembly line technique of mass production. He also created the first automobile that middle-class Americans could afford which revolutionized the automobile field. Henry Ford’s innovations converted the status of the automobile from being an expensive luxury item into an accessible item that transformed the impact of the car within the 20th century. Henry Ford is attributed with the concept of, “Fordism,” also known as the mass production of inexpensive goods. Henry Ford died on April 7, 1947 at the age of 83. 

Henry Ford had a height of 5’10” (1.78 m).

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Henry Ford was an American industrialist, businessman, and the founder of the Ford Motor Company. Henry Ford is credited with the development of the assembly line technique of mass production. He also created the first automobile that middle-class Americans could afford.

Henry Ford had a height of 5’10” (1.78 m).

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Henry Ford
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Nationality: United States

Fields: Engineer, industrialist

Death: April 7, 1947 (83)

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July 30, 1863

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