Famous Inventors A to Z: F

Research the history of great inventors - past and present.

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Max Factor

Max Factor created a makeup specifically for movie-actors that unlike theatrical makeup would not crack or cake.

Federico Faggin

Received a patent for a computer microprocessor chip called the Intel 4004.

Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit

The German physicist who invented the alcohol thermometer in 1709 and the mercury thermometer in 1714. In 1724, he introduced the temperature scale that bears his name.

Michael Faraday

Faraday's biggest breakthrough in electricity was his invention of the electric motor.

Philo T Farnsworth

The full story of the farm boy who conceived the basic operating principles of electronic television at the age of thirteen.

James Fergason

Invented liquid crystal display or LCD.

Enrico Fermi

Enrico Fermi invented the neutronic reactor and won the nobel prize for physics.

George W Ferris

The first ferris wheel was invented by bridge-builder, George Ferris.

Reginald Fessenden

In 1900, Fessenden transmitted the world's first voice message.

John Fitch

Made the first successful trial of a steamboat. The history of steamboats.

Edith Flanigen

Received a patent for a petroleum refining method and was one of the most inventive chemists of all times.

Alexander Fleming

Penicillin was discovered by Alexander Fleming. The history of penicillin.

Sir Sandford Fleming

Invented standard time.

Thomas J Fogarty

Invented the embolectomy balloon catheter, a medical device.

Henry Ford

Improved the "assembly line" for automobile manufacturing, received a patent for a transmission mechanism, and popularized the gas-powered car with the Model-T.

Jay W Forrester

A pioneer in digital computer development and invented random access, coincident-current, magnetic storage.

Sally Fox

Invented naturally colored cotton.

Benjamin Franklin

Invented the lightning rod, the iron furnace stove or 'Franklin Stove', bifocal glasses, and the odometer. See Also - Inventions and Scientific Achievements of Benjamin Franklin

Helen Murray Free

Invented the home diabetes test.

Art Fry

3M chemist who invented Post-It Notes as a temporary bookmarker.

Klaus Fuchs

Klaus Fuchs was part of the team of scientists who worked on the Manhattan Project - he was arrested for espionage activities at Los Alamos.

Buckminster Fuller

Invented the geodesic dome in 1954. See Also - Dymaxion Inventions

Robert Fulton

American engineer, who brought steamboating to commercial success.

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