Notable Inventions By M.I.T. Grads

Campbell's Soup
Campbell's Soup
Campbell's Soup products stand on a store shelf on September 11, 2008 in Arcadia, California. Campbell Soup's condensing method was created by M.I.T. alum John Dorrance. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)
Credit Card Holograms
Credit Cards
In this photo illustration credit cards are displayed on April 17, 2008 in London, England. The credit card hologram was created by M.I.T. grad Stephen Benton. (credit: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
(credit: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
Doppler Radar
Doppler Radar
This is a handout of a NOAA Doppler radar image of Hurricane Isabel taken September 18, 2003. Doppler radar was developed in part by M.I.T. grad Bernard Gordon. (credit: NOAA via Getty Images)
Ethernet Cables
Ethernet Cables
Hundreds of ethernet cables are seen during Flashmob 1 April 3, 2004 at the University of San Francisco in San Francisco, California. Ethernet was developed by Robert Metcalfe, who graduated from M.I.T. in 1969. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
(credit: Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images)
Fax Machines
A worker checks the line on dozens of fax machines at Taiwan's Central Election Committee headquarters in Taipei, March 19, 2004. Fax machines were developed by Shintaro Asano, M.I.T. class of 1961. (credit: Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images)
(credit: Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images)
GPS
GPS
Directions are shown on a GPS unit mounted in a car travelling along Kaiserdamm at dusk in Berlin, October 8, 2010. M.I.T. graduated Ivan Getting, class of 1933, helped develop GPS. (credit: Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty Images)
Lego Mindstorm
Lego Mindstorm
The Lego Group's robot "Lego Mindstorms NXT" is presented during a launching ceremony on June 6, 2006 in Tokyo, Japan. Crucial technology for Lego Mindstorms was developed at the MIT Media Lab. (credit: Koichi Kamoshida/Getty Images)
Rockefeller Center
Rockefeller Center
The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree is dwarfed by buildings in Manhattan on December 15, 2009 in New York. The lead architect for Rockefeller Center was M.I.T. graduate Raymond Hood. (credit: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Streamers fill the sky over the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum September 1, 1995 after the opening ceremony. The hall was designed by M.I.T. grad I.M. Pei. (credit: Kimberly Barth/AFP/Getty Images)
Spreadsheets
Spreadsheets
Japanese electronics giant Sharp's employee displays 22-inch sized high-definition LCD television which has spreadsheet as a PC monitor at the company's showroom in Tokyo December 21, 2007. M.I.T. graduate Daniel Bricklin developed the first electronic spreadsheet. (credit: Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images)
Texas Instruments
Texas Instruments
Texas Instruments displays a smart label which uses radio frequency identification (RFID) technology at the RFID Journal Live trade show March 30, 2004 in Chicago, Illinois. Texas Instruments was founded by M.I.T. graduate Cecil Green. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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