Tag: Black Inventors

  • George Alcorn Inventor of the Imaging X-ray Spectrometer, With 20 extra inventions and 8 Patents

    George Alcorn Inventor of the Imaging X-ray Spectrometer, With 20 extra inventions and 8 Patents

    Few inventors have as impressive a resume as George Edward Alcorn. Among his accomplishments are a B.A. in physics, a master’s degree in nuclear physics, and a Ph.D. in atomic and molecular physics. Alcorn also worked for Philco-Ford, Perkin-Elmer, IBM, and NASA, created over 20 different inventions, and was granted eight patents. Despite his impressive […]

  • Meet James E. West, Who Co-Invented The Electret Microphone In 1964

    Meet James E. West, Who Co-Invented The Electret Microphone In 1964

    James Edward Maceo West’s work revolutionized how people around the world hear and transmit sound. In 1962, West, then a Bell Laboratories research scientist, collaborated with his colleague Dr. Gerhard M. Sessler to develop the foil electret microphone.  Until then, most microphones, which convert sound into an electrical signal, required a large and expensive battery […]

  • Story Of Alexander Miles Who Invented Automatic Elevator Doors In 1887

    Story Of Alexander Miles Who Invented Automatic Elevator Doors In 1887

    Alexander Miles, who contributed to the elevator industry, was a late-nineteenth-century African-American inventor who broke down racial barriers in the United States. Miles created an elevator that could open and close its own doors and the elevator shaft doors. The doors would move automatically when the elevator arrived or left a specific floor. Previously, the elevator […]

  • 14 Black Inventors Who The World Owes Gratitude For Their Inventions

    14 Black Inventors Who The World Owes Gratitude For Their Inventions

    The contributions of Black inventors to the technological advancement of the world is one subject that must always be in the spotlight of black history all year round, and not just a topic to be discussed during black history month. In a world where African American history has become a threat to so many circles, […]