Groundbreaking discoveries: five Nobel Prize winners who have made our technologies possible in the first place
innovation | Worth knowing | For the most progressive minds in science, the Nobel Prize is the highest honor of their kind – and a highly-contested accolade. The American Edward Kendall, for example, only received the prize 38 years after his first nomination. Ramon Gaston was nominated 155 times, but never received it, despite his pioneering invention of the vaccine against diphtheria and tetanus. However, one thing is certain: those who received the Nobel Prize have made a difference in our world. We present to you the discoveries of five historical award winners who have become an indispensable part of our engineers' everyday lives.