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IN Science & Technology ON 05 Jun, 2015
Be it the morning coffee, or the WiFi network, nothing would have been possible if these women's brains hadn't come up with the most creative ideas of the world. Their inventions are basic needs of the day. Let us celebrate their creativity and intellect with a shoutout!
Imagine your life without Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, had it not been this woman, who knows how long it would have taken for having the Internet at a single click. She's an actress who changed the dimensions of the Electronics and Telecommunication Industry.
Kevlar is the registered trademark for a para-aramid synthetic fiber, related to other aramids such as Nomex and Technora. This high-strength material was first commercially used in the early 1970s as a replacement for steel in racing tires. In fact, its tensile strength is five times than that of steel, making it way more stronger than steel. It is used an unusually lightweight and durable new fiber which was later developed by DuPont into the synthetic Kevlar, which is used in everything from military helmets and bulletproof vests to work-gloves, sports equipment, fiber-optic cables and building materials.
Next time you go to your grocery story, don't forget to thank Margaret Knight (in your thoughts, of course). She invented a machine that folded and glued paper to form the flat bottomed brown paper bags. She had 27 patents for inventions including shoe manufacturing machines, a "dress shield" to protect garments from perspiration stains, a rotary engine and an internal combustion engine. Yes, the coats you wear in the workshop. The most famous 19th century woman inventor made them.
Again, thank this lady when you're getting your coffeemaker ready for your first cup of the day. Back when the usual method of brewing coffee was to tie up the coffee grounds in a small cloth bag and place the bag into a pot of boiling water, she came up with the idea of filtering coffee using a piece of thick, absorbent paper into a brass pot with a few holes punched in it and poured the coffee through this two-part contraption, which trapped the grounds and made the bitter and gritty coffee into what it is today. Respect!
Driving on a rainy day would be so troublesome, if this lady wouldn't have had come up with the idea of Windshield wipers. She was granted a 17 year patent for windshield wipers and came up with the first successful design.
That's the thing about Women! We are experts in hiding our mistakes. Correction fluid is an example of our tools. Graham revolutionized writing industry with her invention, and her product is famous and a big need in the writing industry.
Geobond is a building material that is indestructible, fireproof and non-toxic. atty Billings, a sculptor, initially sought to create a cement additive to prevent her sculptures from shattering in the 1970s. After years of experimenting, she finally achieved her goal of making an indestructible plaster. Repeated tests conducted by the U.S. Air Force showed that Geobond was virtually indestructible even when heated to temperatures over 6,500 degrees and is non-toxic.
She made our lives safe. Very safe. Brown's system had a set of 4 peep holes and a camera that could slide up and down to look at each one. Anything and everything the camera picked up would appear on a monitor. Also, a resident could unlatch the door by remote control. The system included a device that enabled a homeowner to use a television set to view the person at the door and hear the caller's voice.
Scotchgard is a 3M brand of products, a stain repellent and durable water repellent applied to fabric, furniture, and carpets to protect them from stains. Next time you spill water on your timber furniture, don't forget to thank this lady!
She invented the Haberman Feeder special bottle for infants with sucking difficulties, mostly due to cleft lip and palate or Modius syndrome now used in hospitals throughout the world. Her second invention, the Anywayup Cup, is available on the commercial market, selling 10 million cups per year. The Anywayup Cup has received numerous awards for both innovation and design.