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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.Houbolt died Tuesday at a nursing home in Scarborough, Maine, of complications from Parkinson's disease, his son-in-law Tucker Withington, of Plymouth, Mass., confirmed Saturday.As NASA describes on its...
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 Moscow following an unspecified illness.Belyakov became the MiG chief designer in 1969, succeeding the firm's founder, Artyom Mikoyan, and led the development of a family of MiG fighters, including MiG-23...
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 in Colorado Springs, according to his obituary in the Colorado Springs Gazette (http://tinyurl.com/pvc8xbl). The obituary did not list the cause of death. The NASA website says he died on Feb. 19. ...
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 Atlanta bureau, died Thursday. He was 63.Williams, who rose to become the technology manager for seven states, died after a lengthy battle with cancer.Based in the AP's Atlanta offices, the Georgia native...
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 ubiquitous, has died. He was 93.Ware was on the team at Princeton University that built the IAS machine, one of the world's first electronic computers, in the late 1940s. He joined Rand in 1952 to help...
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...
Kenneth Appel, 80 (1932 - 2013)
The Associated PressDOVER, N.H. (AP) — Kenneth Appel, a mathematician who was the first to use a computer to prove a century-old major mathematical theorem, has died at age 80 in Dover, N.H.The...
Efraim "Efi" Arazi (2013)
The Associated PressJERUSALEM (AP) — Efraim "Efi" Arazi, a pioneer of Israel's powerful high-tech industry who helped develop technology that allowed for a video recording of the first moon landing...
Nancy Cook de Herrera (2013)
The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Pioneering meditation teacher Nancy Cooke de Herrera has died. She was 90.Maria Luisa de Herrera says her mother died Feb. 28.Madonna, Sheryl Crow, Judd...
Robert C. Richardson (2013)
The Associated PressITHACA, New York (AP) — Robert C. Richardson, a Cornell University professor who shared a Nobel Prize for a key discovery in experimental physics, has died. He was 75.Richardson...
Xu Liangying (2013)
CHRISTOPHER BODEEN, The Associated PressBEIJING (AP) — Xu Liangying, a renowned Chinese rights advocate, physicist and translator of Einstein, has died in Beijing. Xu was 92.Xu's death on Monday...
Rita Levi-Montalcini (2012)
FRANCES D'EMILIO, The Associated PressROME (AP) — Rita Levi-Montalcini, a biologist who conducted underground research in defiance of Fascist persecution and went on to win a Nobel Prize for...
Eagle Keys (2012)
The Associated PressVANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Eagle Keys, the Canadian Football Hall of Famer who played in the 1954 Grey Cup on a broken leg and coached Saskatchewan to its first CFL...