9 creations invented by women who changed the world for the betterBy Vika https://pictolic.com/en/article/9-creations-invented-by-women-who-changed-the-world-for-the-better
Women are accustomed to facing hardships, with which they face the labor market and in everyday life as a whole, which is conditioned, no more and no less, gender inequality. That is why it is surprising to learn what important inventions we still use, which were developed by brave women, who, of course, violated the standards of that time, in which they lived, and left us all
Such tools as syringes, glass cleaners, and kevlar (durable fiber, used in bulletproof vests), among many others, were created by women long ago. That is why today we have collected some of these wonderful creations to share with you. Pleasant reading.
1. Glass cleaners.
This is an indispensable tool for providing good visibility for drivers in the rainy days was created and patented by Mary Anderson in 1903, who came to the forefront of thought after she had to follow the snowstorm.
2. Syringe for injection.
An American nurse, Leticia Mamford Gere, was responsible for the creation of the first piston syringe, which was released in 1899. This tool allowed doctors to manage all with one hand. Undoubtedly, it was an important innovation in the field of health care, and it was widespread in many other sectors, as it served as the starting point for the syringe, which we know today.
3. Disposable diapers.
Marion Donovan created the first moisture-resistant disposable diaper. The idea arose soon after the Second World War when he fully dedicated himself to family life and home affairs. With the help of a sewing machine and curtains for the soul, she was able to create her first prototype.
Josephine Cochrane built the first dishwasher in 1886. A few years ago she was able to attract the interest of restaurant entrepreneurs during the fair in Chicago, but the car acquired a real value only in the 1950s when it became more accessible to consumers. Josephine also enters the hall of fame of inventors.
Designer Elizabeth J. Phillips was the creator of the iconic table game Monopoly. Initially, the idea of this was to give the concept of economics and show how harmful the capitalist system is. The game, which was patented in 1904, was sold as if it had been developed by Charles Darrow. Fortunately, after meeting the real creator, the company sought a way to compensate.
After her success in accelerating the production of the barrel, Maria Bizley decided to create a more compact, safe, fireproof, and simple to use lifeboat. It was then, in 1880, that he developed a new design. That is why she never thought that in the coming years her life-saving boats will help save many people in the most famous shipwreck in the world - the Titanic.
7. Invisible glass.
Catherine Berr Blodgett was the first woman to receive a doctorate in philosophy. in physics at Cambridge University in 1926. Over the years, she invented glass with a low reflection coefficient (invisible glass), which helped to improve the camera, microscope, and projector technology of her time. Her technology was even used to shoot the famous film "Gone with the Wind".
8. Kevlar (strong fiber).
Stephanie Kvolek, Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry, was the creator of an extraordinarily strong fiber, known as Kevlar. This fiber can be 5 times stronger than steel and is used for the production of bulletproof vests and many other products.
9. Wireless network.
Actress and inventor Hedi Lamarr in collaboration with her friend and composer George Anteil developed the technology, known as the predecessor of Wi-Fi. His idea taught remote control of torpedoes, as well as preventing them from intercepting enemies by changing the frequency of radio signals in the spectral range. However, at that time the US Navy did not want to introduce the invention, which became available only for many years. Fortunately, at the end of the 1990s, the duo received a large award for their discovery, and in 2014 Lamarr entered the hall of fame of inventors.