Science & Technology

Women in Science on the Air
4:46 pm
Tue March 24, 2009

Her-Story, Then: Caroline Herschel

Albany, NY – (1750-1848) THIS 18TH CENTURY CINDERELLA OF SCIENCE ROSE FROM A LIFE OF SERVITUDE TO RECEIVE ROYAL HONORS AND WORLDWIDE ACCLAIM AS THE FIRST LADY OF ASTRONOMY. I'M KATE MULGREW WITH HER STORY.

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Women in Science on the Air
4:45 pm
Tue March 24, 2009

Her-Story, Then: Emilie Du Chatelet

Albany, NY – (1706-1749) IN A TIME AND PLACE WHERE A WOMAN'S FUTURE DEPENDS ON HER COURTING ABILITIES, WHAT DO YOU DO WITH - AN UGLY DAUGHTER? EDUCATE HER! SHE JUST MIGHT GROW UP TO BE A GROUNDBREAKING MATHEMATICIAN! EMILIE DU CHATELET DID. AND BY THE WAY - HER LOVE LIFE WASN'T TOO SHABBY EITHER.

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Women in Science on the Air
4:44 pm
Tue March 24, 2009

Her-Story, Then: Maria the Jewess

Albany, NY – (fl. 1st. Cent. BCE/CE) CHEMICAL ENGINEER OR ALCHEMIST? THE PROOF MAY BE IN THE PUDDING, BUT THIS 'SISTER OF MOSES' HAS A LIFE STORY AS SHROUDED IN MIST AS THE KITCHEN DEVICE NAMED FOR HER.

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Women in Science on the Air
1:52 am
Tue March 24, 2009

Her-Story, Then: Si Ling-Chi

Albany, NY – (c. 2640 BCE) Almost 5000 years ago she invented a fabric as translucent as ice and as light as a cloud. Reveling the secret of its creation became punishable by death.

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Women in Science on the Air
4:43 pm
Thu March 12, 2009

Sounds of Progress, Part II: Mary Kies

Albany, NY – Mary Kies (1752-1837). Mary invented a method of weaving straw with silk. It proved to be a cost-effective way to make bonnets used by women working in fields.

Women in Science on the Air
4:43 pm
Fri September 12, 2008

Sounds of Progress, Part II: Theo Colburn

Albany, NY – Theo Colburn is a professor of zoology and environmental health analyst. She is best known for her studies on the harmful effects of certain man-made chemicals on animals.

Women in Science on the Air
4:42 pm
Fri September 12, 2008

Sounds of Progress, Part II: Stephanie Kwolek

Albany, NY – Stephanie Kwolek (b.1923). She dreamed of becoming a fashion designer and later, a doctor. Stephanie didn't exactly do either, but the clothing she helped make saves lives. She is the chemist who invented Kevlar, the material used in bullet-proof vests.

Women in Science on the Air
4:42 pm
Fri September 12, 2008

Sounds of Progress, Part II: Gertrude Elion

Albany, NY – Gertrude Elion (1918-1999). As a Nobel Prize-winning biochemist and pharmacologist, Gertrude helped develop drugs to treat leukemia and arthritis, and prevent organ rejection.

Women in Science on the Air
4:39 pm
Fri September 12, 2008

Sounds of Progress, Part II: Frances Gabe

Albany, NY – Frances Gabe (b.1915). Hate housework? Invent your way out of it! Frances Gabe did. She invented the self-cleaning house.

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