About Loren Brichter
Software developer and engineer known for creating the app Tweetie, which helped popularize the pull-to-refresh feature on touchscreen devices. He founded the app-creation company atebits.
He started programming when he was in middle school and continued to learn languages in high school. He then attended Tufts University, where he received a degree in electrical engineering.
He s spent time working for Apple and Twitter, to whom he sold Tweetie. He also helped introduced the sliding panel and vertical list icon features.
Family of Loren Brichter
He has two children with Jean Whitehead.
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He and Ray Ozzie both became known for their contributions to software and computing.
About Lillian Moller Gilbreth
American psychologist and industrial engineer known for her work in time and motion study. She is considered the first industrial/organizational psychologist.
She got her Ph.D in industrial psychology from Brown University in 1915, becoming one of the first female engineers to do so.
The books Cheaper by the Dozen and Belles on Their Toes were written by her children and detail their family life and how they applied their study to their family s daily life.
Family of Lillian Moller Gilbreth
She married Frank Bunker Gilbreth in 1904, and they eventually had thirteen children.
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She was played by actress Myrna Loy in the film adaptation of Cheaper By the Dozen.
About Francis Foley
An American ferrous metallurgist. In his career he had a reputation for producing high grade steel forgings and castings for guns, armor, locomotive tires, and large forgings.
He worked in the art department of the Philadelphia North American, a daily morning newspaper.
He headed the iron and steel spanision of the Bureau of Mines.
Family of Francis Foley
His first wife, Anne, died in 1936.
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Like Francis Crick, he too studied crystallography.
About Casey Jones
Railroad engineer for the Illinois Central Railroad who was killed when his passenger train, the Cannonball Express, crashed into a stalled freight train on a rainy night in Vaughan, Mississippi. His efforts to stay on and slow the doomed train, saving the lives of many on board, have made him a folk hero.
He worked as a brakeman and fireman for the Mobile & Ohio RR before fulfilling his lifelong dream of becoming an engineer in February 1891.
His heroism has been sung about in songs by some of America s most famous musicians, including Johnny Cash, Pete Seeger and The Grateful Dead.
Family of Casey Jones
He had been married to Janie Brady for fourteen years at the time of his death. They had three children together.
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He was portrayed by actor Alan Hale Jr. on the television series Casey Jones.
About Aubrey De Grey
Known for heading the Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence (SENS) Research Foundation and for publishing a journal titled Rejuvenation Research, this prominent gerontologist penned several important works in his field, including The Mitochondrial Free Radical Theory of Aging (published in 1999) and Ending Aging (published in 2007).
He earned a computer science degree from the University of Cambridge and subsequently worked in the field of artificial intelligence.
He outlined seven different types of age-related physical damage, including cellular loss and Mitochondrial mutations.
Family of Aubrey De Grey
He was raised in Cambridge, England, by a single mother, artist Cordelia de Grey. He later married Adelaide Carpenter.
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He and Russian scientist Ilya Ilyich Metchnikoff both made important contributions to the field of gerontology.
About Michael D Griffin
This prominent aerospace engineer and physicist served from 2005 until 2009 as Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Previously, he had headed Johns Hopkins University s Space Department.
He earned multiple degrees, including a B.A. in physics from Johns Hopkins University; an M.S. in engineering from the Catholic University of America; and an M.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California.
His numerous honors include the NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal, the Distinguished Public Service Medal, and the Goddard Astronautics Award.
Family of Michael D Griffin
He was born and raised in Aberdeen, Maryland.
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He was appointed Administrator of NASA during the presidential administration of George W. Bush.