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    Who invented email?
    What else have they done?
    Where are they now?

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    This was a gifted student, living in New Jersey, who had finished all the math courses his high school had to offer. He was one of 40 students accepted into a programming course at NYU. He graduated in 1978. As a research fellow, studying baby sleep patterns, sleep apnea, and SIDS, he wrote algorithms and performed pattern analysis. He was only 14 when he designed, developed, and implemented a system to replace his employer's interoffice pneumatic mail tubes with electronic mail.

    FASCINATING STORY!

    Website:
    - https://www.inventorofemail.com/

    Book: The Boy Who Invented Email
    - https://www.inventorofemail.com/the-boy-who-invented-email.asp
    - https://vashiva.com/product/the-boy-who-invented-email-his-7-secrets-of-innovation/
    - https://www.amazon.com/Boy-Invented-Email-Secrets-Innovation/dp/0997040211

    Video:
    - short interview clip
    - Hear the author relate the experience, in his own words, as part of a longer talk on many topics. The invention of email is discussed beginning at 9 minutes, and continues to about 21 minutes... or 25 minutes... or 28 minutes.

    Today he is known as Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai, Ph.D.

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    Deborah Rhode (1952-2021), was a Stanford Law Professor and legal ethicist.
    The wikipedia page about her says she was "the nation's most frequently cited scholar in legal ethics."

    Related post: law school debt. Hat tip to Team3.

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    Lonnie Johnson is the inventor of the Super Soaker and more, also a former NASA employee.

    personal website - http://lonniejohnson.com/.

    wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lonnie_Johnson_(inventor)

    History Channel, series: The Toys that Built America -
    https://www.history.com/shows/the-toys-that-built-america

    There are books, documentaries, and online sources of information about Lonnie Johnson.

    Related post:
    "Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson's Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions" (2016)
    (Book Recommendations: age 6-8, in the Recommended Resources forum)

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    Dr. Joseph Dituri, "Dr. Deep Sea," is a professor and a researcher. He recently set a record for living under water 100 days, in a pressurized environment similar to what is used to treat Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

    See his description of his underwater living environment, here:


    More information available on his YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@drdeepsea, and in this interview:
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    I found it interesting that he obtained his PhD in Biomedical Engineering after serving 28 years in the US Navy.

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    Hedy Lamarr (1914-2000) may be described as pluripotent; she was multi-lingual, an actress with a star on Hollywood Boulevard, and obtained a patent for technology currently used in cell phones.

    ... Lamarr was privately tutored from age 4; by the time she was 10, she was a proficient pianist and dancer and could speak four languages.
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    during World War II ... in collaboration with the avant-garde composer George Antheil, she invented an electronic device that minimized the jamming of radio signals. Though it was never used in wartime, this device is a component of present-day satellite and cellular phone technology.
    Additional Sources:
    Google Patents - https://patents.google.com/patent/US2292387A/en

    Smithsonian - https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/team-hollywoods-secret-weapons-system-103619955/

    National Women's History Museum - https://www.womenshistory.org/education-resources/biographies/hedy-lamarr

    National Inventors Hall of Fame, with an online presence at the link - (https://www.invent.org/).
    Hedy Lamarr link - https://www.invent.org/inductees/hedy-lamarr
    Read the National Inventors Hall of Fame website for information on annual opportunities, including Camp Invention (already displaying upcoming camps for Summer 2024), and Collegiate Inventors Competition.

    Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hedy_Lamarr

    The TELEPHONE MUSEUM, whose website entertainingly provides a twist on the well-known saying, "Keep Calm and Carry On":
    "Keep Calm and Take Stuff Apart."
    Hedy Lamarr link - https://telephone-museum.org/telephone-history-276/

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    Henry Kissinger (May 27, 1923 - Nov 29, 2023) was a prominent and controversial figure in the US news, in decades past.

    Brainy Quote lists him as an American Statesman and has assembled this collection of his quotes: https://www.brainyquote.com/authors/henry-kissinger-quotes

    Is Henry Kissinger a high IQ individual?
    Jay S retired researcher, amateur philosopher Author has 9.6K answers and 42.8M answer views
    Henry Kissinger was a 20-year old immigrant from Germany attending college in New York when he was drafted into the US Army in 1943. Aptitude testing in basic training revealed to the Army that they had a genius on their hands and he was sent to the Army Specialized Training Program. Essentially these soldiers were sent back to college to receive specialized training to take advantage of their high IQ. It offered training in such fields as engineering, foreign languages, military intelligence, and medicine.

    There was controversy, though. Later in the war offended mothers were upset that their sons were being sent off to fight and die while others were sent to college. That and the manpower shortages in 194445 resulted in many of them being released for other duty. The same thing happened with Air Corps flight cadets. in 1945 there were far more pilots than were needed so the cadets still in training were sent off as infantry replacement privates instead of pilot officers.

    So the Army sent Henry Kissinger into the ASTP to study engineering. But in 1945 he was shipped out as an infantry replacement to Germany. He served in the 84th Infantry Division as a military intelligence interpreter and later a CiC Special agent. He was a sergeant in charge of a team assigned to tracking down Gestapo officers and saboteurs for which he was awarded the Bronze Star.

    Post-war, he became the summa cum laude graduate of Harvard, where he also earned his MA and PhD. He joined the faculty immediately thereafter.

    Kissinger is a highly intelligent individual.
    Answer requested by Evan J

    Crowd-sourced wikipedia entry on Henry Kissinger's life - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Kissinger

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    Another person of high intelligence has succumbed to Alzheimer's dementia in old age.

    Sandra Day O'Connor was the first woman appointed to the Supreme Court of the United States.

    She died today at age 93, about 5 years after diagnosis in 2018.
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-67593879

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