18 Inventions By Women That Changed The World
As it’s Global Entrepreneurship Week, we thought we’d bring you an article from BuzzFeed showing you 18 inventions created by that were women!
1. The car heater
The first car heater, which directed air from over the engine to warm the chilly toes of aristocratic 19th-century motorists, was invented by Margaret A. Wilcox in 1893.
One of the most famous board games of all time, responsible for endless hours of wholesome family fun and/or devastating family arguments, was invented by Elizabeth Magie in 1904 under the original name The Landlord’s Game.
3. The fire escape
Physicist and solar-power pioneer Dr. Maria Telkes teamed up with an equally badass lady, the architect Eleanor Raymond, to build the first home entirely heated by solar power in 1947.
6. The medical syringe
7. The modern electric refrigerator
Florence Parpart invented the modern electric refrigerator in 1914.
8. The ice cream maker
9. The computer algorithm
10. More telecommunications technology than you could shake a stick at
11. The dishwasher
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. She also happened to be a world-famous film star.
14. The paper bag as you know it
15. Central heating
17. Computer software
Dr Grace Murray Hopper, a rear admiral in the U.S. navy, was also a computer scientist who invented COBOL, “the first user-friendly business computer software program”. She was also the first person to use to term “bug” to describe a glitch in a computer system, after finding an actual moth causing trouble in her computer.