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Technology

  • 2005 - Auckland University of Technology announces the release of the LOMAK, a light operated mouse and keyboard that works by pointing a laser light at a special keyboard.[1]


Births

  • 1749 - Edward Jenner - English scientist, inventor of the smallpox vaccine, considered the father of immunology.[2]


References

  1. "Keyboard for disabled to unleash creative potential." Auckland University of Technology. PRESS RELEASE. May 17, 2005. Accessed on May 28, 2008.
  2. "Edward Jenner Biography." Biography.com. A&E Television Networks. Accessed on November 17, 2008.