Science & Technology

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

Sounds of Progress, Part II: Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin

Albany, NY – Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin (1910-1994). While chemists around the world were trying to identify the composition of penicillin, Dorothy amazed them all by using x-rays to determine its structure.

Women in Science on the Air
4:37 pm
Fri September 12, 2008

Sounds of Progress, Part II: Grace Hopper

Albany, NY – Grace Hopper (1906-1992). Grace was a pioneering computer scientist and Navy Admiral. She invented the compiler, the first program to translate computer programming language.

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