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Noel Hinners, 88 (1925 - 2014)
SADIE GURMAN, The Associated PressLITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — Noel Hinners, a former chief scientist for NASA who helped plan the scientific exploration of the moon for the Apollo program and later oversaw projects such as the Mars Surveyor Program, has died.Hinners' brother Bill Hinners said Saturday that Hinners died Friday after battling a brain tumor. He was 78.Hinners began his meteoric space...
Stephanie Kwolek (2014)
RANDALL CHASE, The Associated PressDOVER, Del. (AP) — Police Lt. David Spicer, who dons protective body armor as part of his daily routine, will forever be grateful for the woman whose discovery of Kevlar fiber saved his life more than a decade ago — and has protected thousands of other officers and soldiers.Stephanie Kwolek, a pioneering female chemist at DuPont, died Wednesday at a hospital...
Clyde Snow, 86 (1928 - 2014)
KRISTI EATON, The Associated PressOKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Clyde Snow, a forensic anthropologist who worked on cases ranging from the assassination of President John F. Kennedy to mass graves in Argentina, has died. He was 86.Snow's wife, Jerry Snow, told The Associated Press her husband died Friday morning at Norman Regional Hospital in Norman, Oklahoma. Jerry Snow said her husband had lung cancer...
Dr. Jacinto Convit, 100 (1913 - 2014)
The Associated PressCARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Dr. Jacinto Convit, who played a key role in fighting two of the world's most feared diseases, has died in Venezuela at age 100, the foundation that bears his name announced Monday.Convit's work toward a vaccine for leprosy helped develop a therapy against the tropical disease leishmaniasis, which kills some 20,000 to 30,000 people annually across...
Dr. Andres Carrasco (2014)
MICHAEL WARREN, The Associated PressBUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Dr. Andres Carrasco, an Argentine neuroscientist who challenged pesticide regulators to re-examine one of the world's most widely used weed killers, has died. He was 67.Argentina's national science council announced Carrasco's death on Saturday. He had been in declining health.Carrasco, a molecular biologist at the University of...
Colin Pillinger, 70 (1943 - 2014)
BY JILL LAWLESS, The Associated PressLONDON (AP) — Colin Pillinger, an ebullient space scientist who captured the popular imagination with his failed attempt to land a British probe on Mars, has...
Bill Dana, 83 (1930 - 2014)
The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Famed research test pilot Bill Dana, who flew the X-15 rocket plane and other pioneering aircraft during the birth of the space age, has died at age 83.Dana...
John C. Houbolt, 95 (1919 - 2014)
The Associated PressSCARBOROUGH, Maine (AP) — John C. Houbolt, an engineer whose contributions to the U.S. space program were vital to NASA's successful moon landing in 1969, has died. He was 95...
Rostislav Belyakov (2014)
The Associated PressMOSCOW (AP) — The maker of MiG fighter jets says that its chief designer Rostislav Belyakov has died. He was 94.The company said in a statement that Belyakov died Friday in...
Dale Gardner, 11 (2014)
The Associated Press DENVER (AP) — Former astronaut Dale Gardner, who helped haul a stranded satellite into the space shuttle during a 1984 spacewalk, died Wednesday at age 65. Gardner died...
Ron Williams (2013)
JEFF MARTIN, The Associated PressATLANTA (AP) — Ron Williams, a veteran Associated Press technology manager who began his career with AP as a teenager maintaining the teletype machines in the...
Willis Ware, 93 (1920 - 2013)
The Associated Press, The Associated PressWillis Ware, a former Rand Corp. engineer who helped build early computers in the 1940s and '50 and predicted the importance of PCs long before they became...
Fred Kavli (1927 - 2013)
The Associated PressSANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Fred Kavli, who launched a foundation to support science research and award prizes of $1 million to scientists, has died. He was 86.Kavli died...
Frederick Sanger, 95 (1918 - 2013)
CASSANDRA VINOGRAD, The Associated PressLONDON (AP) — British biochemist Frederick Sanger, who twice won the Nobel Prize in chemistry and was a pioneer of genome sequencing, has died at the age of...
Wes Bialosuknia, 68 (1945 - 2013)
The Associated PressSTORRS, Conn. (AP) — Wes Bialosuknia, who averaged 28 points a game for Connecticut in the 1966-67 season to set a school record, has died. He was 68.The school said he died...
Lawrence R. Klein, 93 (1920 - 2013)
KEVIN BEGOS, The Associated PressPITTSBURGH (AP) — Lawrence R. Klein, a longtime University of Pennsylvania professor who won the Nobel Prize in economics, has died. He was 93.He died Sunday at his...
Vladimir Keilis-Borok (2013)
The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Vladimir Keilis-Borok, a seismologist who believed earthquakes could be predicted months in advance, has died. He was 92.Keilis-Borok died on Oct. 19 at his...
William C. Lowe (2013)
TAMMY WEBBER, The Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — William C. Lowe had a bold idea: IBM should develop a personal computer that could be mass marketed, expanding the company's reach beyond...
Scott Carpenter, 88 (1925 - 2013)
DAN ELLIOTT, The Associated Press BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Astronaut Scott Carpenter had an adventuresome spirit and was driven to know everything he could about the universe, fellow space pioneer...
Dr. Ruth Benerito, 97 (1916 - 2013)
Ruth Benerito, the chemist who invented wrinkle-free cotton, also known as Permanent Press, died Saturday in Louisiana. More information will be posted as it comes available.
Harold Agnew, 92 (1921 - 2013)
RUSSELL CONTRERAS, The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico (AP) — Harold Agnew, a former Los Alamos National Laboratory Director who worked on the Manhattan Project and later led the effort...
Ruth Patrick, 105 (1907 - 2013)
JOANN LOVIGLIO, The Associated PressPHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ruth Patrick, a scientist whose research on freshwater ecosystems led to groundbreaking ways to measure pollution in rivers and streams, has...
David Hubel, 87 (1926 - 2013)
Dr. David H. Hubel was a resident of Lincoln, Massachusetts at the time of his passing. He was preceded in death by his wife S. Ruth. A memorial service for family and friends will be held at the...
Hiroshi Yamauchi, 85 (1927 - 2013)
YURI KAGEYAMA, The Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Hiroshi Yamauchi, who ran Nintendo for more than 50 years and led the Japanese company's transition from traditional playing-card maker to video...
Bruce C. Murray, 81 (1931 - 2013)
SUE MANNING, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Jet Propulsion Laboratory director Bruce C. Murray, who battled Washington and NASA over money, projects and policy, has died. He was...
Dr. Jesse Marcel, Jr. (2013)
AMY BETH HANSON, The Associated PressHELENA, Mont. (AP) — Dr. Jesse Marcel Jr., who said he handled debris from the 1947 crash of an unidentified flying object near Roswell, N.M., has died at the...
Amar Bose, 83 (1929 - 2013)
STEVE LeBLANC, The Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Acoustics pioneer Amar Bose, founder and chairman of the audio technology company Bose Corp., known for the rich sound of its small tabletop...
Masao Yoshida, 58 (1955 - 2013)
MARI YAMAGUCHI, The Associated PressTOKYO (AP) — The nuclear power plant chief who led the life-risking battle to stabilize the cripple Fukushima reactors when they were spiraling into meltdowns...
Doug Engelbart, 88 (1925 - 2013)
The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The first computer mouse was a wooden shell with metal wheels. The man behind it, tech visionary Doug Engelbart, has died at 88 after transforming the...
Kenneth Wilson, 77 (1936 - 2013)
DAVID SHARP, The Associated PressPORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Physicist Kenneth Wilson, who earned a Nobel prize for pioneering work that changed the way physicists think about phase transitions, has...