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06/04/2012 01:12 pm ET | Updated Jun 05, 2012

This Week In Science History, June 4-10 (SLIDESHOW)

Hot air balloons. Solar power. Apple computers. They're all items we take for granted. But if it weren't for a number of influential scientists who invented those breakthroughs, we would be without them. In fact, some of the greatest minds in science made history this week—from triumph to heartbreak, we tell their stories.

See it all in HuffPost Science's "This Week In Science History" slideshow:

This Week In Science History (June 4-10)

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