In celebration of International Women’s Day 2017 our lovely Registrar, Ophelia has put this fascinating blog post together for us, all about how women have changed the world!
Do you like a an ice cold beer in the summer and can you imaging living in a world without wifi? Well… time to start thanking women for these life altering inventions! Let’s look at the amazing achievements of some women who unfortunately might lurk in the darker corners of history.
1) Fire Escapes
These devices, so vital both to public safety and the smoking habits of urban hipsters, were invented in 1887 by Anna Connelly
2) The life raft
One day in 1882, Maria Beasely looked out at the sea and said, “People should, like, stop dying in huge transportation disasters.” And then she invented life rafts. Beasely also invented a machine for making barrels, and it made her immensely rich.
3) The Modern Electric Refrigerator
Florence Parpart invented the modern electric refrigerator in 1914. In 1900, Parpart also received a patent for a vastly improved street-cleaning machine, which she marketed and sold to cities across America, because she was a shrewd businesswoman.
4) The computer algorithm
Ada Lovelace, whose father was Lord Byron, was encouraged by her scientist mother from a young age to become a champion of mathematics. Lovelace worked with Charles Babbage at the University of London on his plans for an “analytic engine” (or an old-timey computer) to develop ways to program the machine with mathematical algorithms, essentially making her the first computer programmer.
and finally, everyone’s most vital invention ….
5) Wireless transmission technology (essentially, WiFi connection)
Hedy Lamarr’s invention of a secret communications system during World War II for radio-controlling torpedoes, employing “frequency hopping” technology, laid the technological foundations for everything from Wi-Fi to GPS. Most notably, apart from being a genius mathematician , she also happened to be a world-famous film star! Was there anything this actress-turned war hero and everyday hero could not do?
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