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@xboxboy (5578)
October 30, 2007 5:44pm CST
Have there been any major inventions that have been invented by a woman? i do not mean to sound sexist, i genuinely cannot think of more than one! Stephanie Kwolek invent Kevlar used in the production of fibre glass products like racing cars and racing yachts and also bullet proof vests. but can you tell me of any more?
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@goodsign (2287)
• Malaysia
30 Oct 07
In 1859, Martha Coston invented a system of maritime signal flares based on color and pattern. Because radio invented in 1895 by Guglielmo Marconi. By using various color combinations, these flares made ship-to-ship and ship-to-shore communication possible.
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@xboxboy (5578)
31 Oct 07
this is some great info coming in! yet another smart invention by a woman!
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@ElicBxn (61078)
• United States
30 Oct 07
Michael Nesmith's (the Monkees) mom created Liquid Paper in her kitchen in 1951
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@xboxboy (5578)
31 Oct 07
she also gave birth to a member of the monkees so that cancels out any good she did! just kidding! the monkees were surreally good!
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@ElicBxn (61078)
• United States
31 Oct 07
But of all the Monkees Michael had all the talent. And I'm not just saying that because he was from Georgetown Texas.
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@xboxboy (5578)
31 Oct 07
he went on to be a big shot behind the scenes did he not? i love the monkees. my dad has all the shows on dvd!
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• United States
30 Oct 07
heres a site that has the woman inventors from A-Z http://inventors.about.com/library/blwomeninventors.htm that has some I dont know much in this area but i searched it just b/c you asked and this is what i came up with hope it helps. thanks
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@xboxboy (5578)
31 Oct 07
that is fantastic! thanks very much!
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• United States
31 Oct 07
Hey X, Well I didnt know of this one, but I found it on ask.com. http://www.inventions.org/culture/female/lamarr.html Some lady named Hedy Lamarr, a Belguim film actress invented a torpedo guidence system, she did have a male co-inventor. But she learned a lot from her 6th husband who was manufactured military aircrafts. Bay Lay Gray xx
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@xboxboy (5578)
31 Oct 07
wow! this discussion is really opening my eyes! hedy lamarr! who would of thought! did she not invent the fruit bowl being worn on your head?
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• United States
31 Oct 07
I couldnt find anything on that, but now that you have said that, it sure seems like she is the one. She does look like her anyway!
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@xboxboy (5578)
31 Oct 07
it certainly seems like a conspiricy to keep woman out of the inventing game! more famous for wearing fruit on your head, thats not right!
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@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
31 Oct 07
Ah, my computer coughed up my original comment. But I see everyone gave you supremo answers to you question. I would like to add that in the past a woman was not issued a patent. Therefore many women let a man apply for the patent of her invention and he got the credit too. Thousands of inventions have been incorrectly credited to men. So there's something to think about.
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@xboxboy (5578)
31 Oct 07
i think you should get your husband/boyfriend to patent that theory!
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@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
31 Oct 07
Did you just get nasty with me? Wow. I'm crushed. Check this out, my friend, they were not my words. Or at least I wasn't the first one to say this . . . http://www.inventors.about.com/library/inventors/blwomeninventors.htm . Hey, be cool now.
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@xboxboy (5578)
31 Oct 07
oh my god no! i was being ironic!!! sorry if i offended you.
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@joshboz (1214)
• Australia
30 Oct 07
remember marie curie who discovered the element curium in science. include that in the list. other than that, i dont know yet but im sure there are if i try to research the net but im busy right now my friend so i guess marie curium is enough. i think most inventions or discovery were made by men and im p roud of it because im a man.hehehehe.
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@xboxboy (5578)
30 Oct 07
marie curie is a great answer! i cannot believe i forgot her! (i think her husband did most of it!)
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@drannhh (15235)
• United States
31 Oct 07
Get a grip, xboxboy, you probably also think that Einstein did the theory of relativity--ever heard of Mileva Maric? Nah, I didn't think so...
@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
2 Nov 07
I have Drahnn. Its still in dispute though. But some claim the base mathematics came from Maric.
@raychill (6530)
• United States
31 Oct 07
You are a mystery aren't you. are you 16. are you 61? are you 39? do you really wonder these questions you ask? or do you ask to see what answers you get? do you really not know how to search for these answers yourself. My my what a mystery the xbox is!
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@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
31 Oct 07
Mary Anderson - Windshield Wiper Katherine Blodgette - Invisible glass/non reflecting glass Josephine Cochrane - "Cochrane" dishwasher Marie Curie - Radium Sarah E. Goode - Hideaway Bed/Foldaway Bed (1st Black woman in the US to get a patent) Madam C. J. Walker - hair tonic and cosmetics for African Americans Mary Kies - straw weaving (1st woman to get a patent stateside) Patricia Bath - cataract removal Xboxboy its okay if you can't think of them, they aren't taught in school. I hear nowadays its being taught but only barely (along with everything else -_-)
@xboxboy (5578)
31 Oct 07
great selection of inventions. windscreen wiper, who would think to ask! brillant!
@kiobug (2250)
• United States
2 Nov 07
Thats a good question. I cant think of a single person. Hmm.
• India
31 Oct 07
Stephanie k work invent kevlar used in the production of fibre glass product like racing cars. your discussion is good thanks.
@rimsha (806)
• Pakistan
31 Oct 07
I can't drive a car
• Australia
31 Oct 07
ROFL. Gee, you are on a roll at the moment. I just visited a site called factmonster.com. here are the ones they lis: Apgar Test, choc chip cookies, circular saw, dishwasher, elevated railway,light globes, Kevlar (type of metal), oh, bugger it. Go and have a look for your self! lol.