Women have also played a major role in the development of technology, along with men, by contributing to many inventions.
We present to your attention the story of several such inventions.
1. Solar panels. Physicist and solar-power pioneer Dr. Maria Telkes and the architect Eleanor Raymond are the creators of solar panels. This invention laid the foundation of technology of "smart homes".
2. Wireless transmissions technology. World-famous film star Hedy Lamarr became history as the founder of wireless communications – an analogue of modern Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.
3. Microwave stove. Jessie Cartwright was known for her many inventions in the field of household appliances, but the invention of microwave oven brought the real fame to her. She gave name Radarange to the first model of the oven.
4. Windscreen-wipers. Mary Anderson in 1903 invented the windscreen-wipers and patented her idea. This idea came to her during a trip in the tram in snowy weather, when the driver often stopped the tram to wipe the windshield.
5. Dishwasher. The author of a modern dishwasher is Josephine Cochrane. And the motive for that was the careless handling of the servants with her chinaware.
6. Mary Penington is considered the author of the method of food freezing.
7. Sarah Mater invented the periscope used in submarines.
8. Muffler for the car. The inventor of this acoustic filter is El Dolores Jones.
9. Bulletproof vest, saving the lives of many people, was also invented by a woman – Stephanie Kwolek.
10. Silicone inventor Patricia Billing was a sculptor. Silicone appeared as a result of work on the creation of a special material that could save her sculpture from destruction.
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