Science & Technology

Women in Science on the Air
4:48 pm
Tue March 24, 2009

Her-Story, Then: Sofia Kovalevskaya

Albany, NY – (1850-1891) PLAYWRIGHT AUGUST STRINDBERG CALLED HER A MONSTROSITY, BUT THIS DAUGHTER OF 19TH CENTURY RUSSIAN NOBILITY REACHED GREAT MATHEMATICAL HEIGHTS. AND TODAY SHE'S IMMORTALIZED ON THE MOON.

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Women in Science on the Air
4:47 pm
Tue March 24, 2009

Her-Story, Then: Maria Mitchell

Albany, NY – (1818-1889) THIS GREATEST AMERICAN SCIENTIST OF THE 19TH CENTURY NOT ONLY FOLLOWED HER OWN STAR SHE SPENT A LIFETIME OPENING DOORS SO GENERATIONS OF WOMEN COULD FOLLOW THEIRS.

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Women in Science on the Air
4:47 pm
Tue March 24, 2009

Her-Story, Then: Ada Byron Lovelace

Albany, NY – (1815-1852) WHEN MOM IS THE PRINCESS OF PARALLELOGRAMS AND DAD IS THE CENTURY'S RACIEST POET HOW' S A GIRL TO CALCULATE HER FUTURE? ADA AUGUSTA BYRON THOUGHT SHE COULD COUNT ON A COMPUTER. BUT SHE WAS A WOMAN AHEAD OF HER TIME.

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

Her-Story, Then: Sophie Germain

Albany, NY – (1776-1831) IT'S NOT UNUSUAL FOR PARENTS AND TEENAGERS TO ARGUE OVER SCHOOLWORK, BUT THIS 18TH CENTURY MATHEMATICIAN HAD TO FIGHT FOR HER RIGHT TO STUDY. HER WORK IN NUMBER THEORY HELPS KEEP THE EIFFEL TOWER STANDING TODAY.

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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.

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