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- Edwin Richard Gilliland : A professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where he served as the head of the chemical engineering department and was considered by many as the most renowned and best all-around chemical engineer of his generation.
- Warren K. Lewis : A major leader in the development of chemical engineering in the United States, often referred to as the father of modern chemical engineering for his role in coordination of chemistry, physics and engineering into an independent discipline serving the chemical industry.
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- Ahmed Chalabi : An Iraqi politician, who spent much of his time in exile or in Kurdistan, who has declining influence in the current situation but is still regarded as well-connected
- Benjamin Lee Whorf : American amateur linguist who created the '[Sapir]-Whorf hypothesis' on the relationship between language and thought.
- Brookings Institution : Generally considered neutral in its overall output, a large think tank in Washington, D.C.
- Carbon capture and storage : An approach to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases by capturing carbon dioxide (CO2).
- Chemical engineering : The field of engineering that deals with industrial and natural processes involving the chemical, physical or biological transformation of matter or energy into forms useful for mankind, economically and safely without compromising the environment
- Claude Shannon : (1916-2001) A theoretical mathematician and electrical engineer, one of the foundational researchers in computer and communications design.
- Conventional coal-fired power plant : An industrial plant which produces electricity by burning of coal and air in a steam generator that heats water to produce high pressure steam which then flows through a series of steam turbines that spin an electrical generator to generate electricity.
- Deconstructivism (architecture) : Development of postmodern architecture from the late 1980s, characterized by an interest in manipulating ideas of a structure's surface or skin, with fragmentation and non-rectilinear shapes.
- Douglas Adams : (1952–2001) English author, comic radio dramatist, and musician, best known as the author of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
- Email : A method of composing, sending, storing, and receiving messages over electronic communication systems.
- First language acquisition : Study of the processes through which humans acquire language, specifically first languages, which studies infants' acquisition of their native language.
- Flue gas desulfurization : The technology for removing sulfur dioxide from the flue gases resulting from the combustion of coal or fuel oil in power plant steam generators or other large combustion sources.
- Fluid catalytic cracking : A petroleum refining process that cracks the large hydrocarbon molecules in the portion of the petroleum crude oil boiling above 340 °C into lower boiling, more valuable high octane gasoline and olefinic gases.
- Frank A. Vanderlip : American banker and government official, who arranged financing for the Spanish-American War and helped create the Federal Reserve System.
- Fred Ikle : Researcher and professor of international affairs, especially negotiation and decisionmaking; Distinguished Scholar, Center for Strategic and International Studies; subcabinet national security official in multiple Republican administrations; advisory council, The National Interest; board of advisers, American Foreign Policy Council; Board Member, Defense Forum Foundation; Board member, U.S. Committee for Human Rights in North Korea; member Defense Policy Board; Governor, Smith Richardson Foundation; former head of the social science department of the RAND Corporation
- Free Software Foundation : Massachusetts-based non-profit organization founded by Richard Stallman to support the free software movement.
- Global justice : Topic in political philosophy arising from the concern that humans do not live in a just world.
- Hacker : An expert, a problem solver, and generally a brilliant programmer. In popular usage, those who illegally break into computer systems.
- Harvard University : Institution of higher education in located in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
- History of computing : How electronic computers were first invented; how the technology underlying them evolved.
- History of education in the United States : The origin, development, nature, and functions of learning and learning institutions in the United States, including during colonial times.
- James Cartwright : General, United States Marine Corps, who serves as Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; former commander, United States Strategic Command
- John Deutch : A physical chemist, currently Institute Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Distinguished Fellow at the Brookings Institution; Aspen Strategy Group, Aspen Institute; past Director of Central Intelligence and U.S. Secretary of Defense
- Joseph E. Stiglitz : (1943 -) shared the 2001 Nobel Prize for Economics "for laying the foundations for the theory of markets with asymmetric information"; board of sponsors, Federation of American Scientists
- Kings of Chaos : A text-based Massively Multiplayer Online Strategy Game.
- Language acquisition : The study of how language comes to users of first and second languages.
- Life extension : Medical and non-medical attempts to slow down or reverse the processes of aging, to extend both the maximum and average lifespan.
- Massachusetts : A State in the New England region of the north-east USA.
- Maxime Bôcher : (1867–1918) American mathematician, specializing in the study of differential equations, series, and algebra.
- Miscreant : One who enters a computer or computer network without authorization by the owner or administrator, regardless of the motivation for entry
- Nativism (psychology) : theory that certain traits of a species emerge from a mind that is already prepared for its environment, e.g. the language ability is not learned but 'acquired' due to innate processes.
- Noam Chomsky : American linguist, MIT professor and left-wing political activist.
- Office of Reconstruction and Humanitarian Assistance : The initial U.S. government organization established to run Iraq following the end of the major fighting in the Iraq War; replaced by the Coalition Provisional Authority
- Phoneme : Theoretical unit of language that can distinguish words or syllables, such as /b/ versus /m/; often considered the smallest unit of language, but is a transcription convention rather than a true unit in most models of phonology since the 1960s.
- Psycholinguistics : Study of the psychological and neurobiological factors that enable humans to acquire, use, comprehend and produce language.
- RNA world hypothesis : Proposes that a world filled with life based on ribonucleic acid (RNA) predated current life based on deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA).
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- Scheme programming language : Add brief definition or description
- Solar system : The sun and the planets orbiting it.
- Space debris : Man-made objects in earth orbit that no longer serve any useful purpose.
- Steven Pinker : (b. 18 September 1954) Canadian experimental psychologist, cognitive scientist, and author of popular science, known for his wide-ranging advocacy of evolutionary psychology and the computational theory of mind.
- Tetraethyl lead : A liquid with the chemical formula (CH3CH2)4Pb, once widely used (circa 1925 to 1990) to increase the octane rating of gasoline (petrol).
- The Two Cultures : C.P. Snow's idea, and book, discussing the inability, and lack of desire, for those in the humanities to communicate with those in science & technology, and vice versa
- Thomas Kuhn : (1921–1996) American philosopher who revolutionized philosophy of science by describing science as being driven by paradigm-defining revolutions rather than steady progress.
- Tim Berners-Lee : British software developer famous for creating the World Wide Web.
- Video game : A game played using an electronic controller to manipulate images on a display screen.
- Virus (biology) : A microscopic particle that can infect the cells of a biological organism and can reproduce only with the assistance of the cells it infects.
- Walter Dean Burnham : (b. 1930) A leading political scientist and historian of American elections and voting patterns.