Invented Morse Code
Samuel Morse, Gallery of the Louvre, 1831-33. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.
Dissected corpses and developed flying machines
Leonardo da Vinci, The Last Supper, 1498. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.
Pioneered research on the human brain
Documented the birds of the United States
Researched the flow properties of blood
Charted the course for modern ecology
Powers art with heartbeats and fingerprints
Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Pulse Room, 2006 inRafael Lozano-Hemmer: Pseudomatismos, MUAC Museum, Mexico City, Mexico, 2015. Photo by Oliver Santana.
Creates olfactory experiences from microbial cultures
Photographed the world’s sea algae
Millenary Frosted Gold and Opal Dial