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Magnetic field sensor with ferromagnetic thin layers having magnetically antiparallel polarized components
Inventors: Grunberg, Peter
Notes: The discovery of Giant MagnetoResistance (GMR) led to the 2007 Nobel Prize in physics, as well as to use in the read heads of hard disk drives.
Production of carbon fibres and compositions containing said fibres
Inventors: Johnson, William; Watt, William
Notes: Carbon fiber was originally developed for military use, but has since been used in commercial airplanes, sports equipment, musical instruments, and a variety of other applications.
Inventors: Henrion, W.S.
Notes: MEMS accelerometers have been used in a range of applications, from automobile airbags to video game controllers.
Waveguide for electromagnetic waves
Inventors: Charles, Cecil E.; Charles, Kuen Kao
Notes: Optical fibers became a viable medium for telecommunications once attenuation was reduced below 20 decibels per kilometer.
Catalytic structure and composition
Inventors: Houdry, Eugene
Notes: Eugene Hourdry invented the catalytic converter in the 1950's in response to growing concerns about smog.
X-Y position indicator for a display system
Inventors: Engelbart, Douglas C.
Notes: The basic computer mouse was developed in the 1960's at Stanford Research Institute.
Improvements in or relating to wireless systems
Inventors: Watson-Watt, Robert A.
Notes: Robert Watson-Watt and other scientists began radar research and development in 1936 at Bawdsey Manor in the UK.
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