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Richard Post, energy scientist and prolific inventor, dies at 96
Richard Post, energy scientist and prolific inventor, dies at 96

One night during World War II, Richard Post, a civilian scientist for the Navy, was summoned from his bunk in Hawaii by the legendary Adm. Chester Nimitz. The mission: Go immediately to Guam and help upgrade U.S. submarine sonar systems and train sailors to use them in an attack in the Sea of Japan. It was an early signal that U.S. leaders saw Post as a technical genius, a hunch that would be proven over the next seven decades when Post became among the leading scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Just last year he had more inventions to his credit than any of the 3,000 members of the lab's technical staff. His name is on 34 patents. Most inventors run out of...

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