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CzarCastic October 18th, 2013 6:52am

Off the top of your head, can you name two famous female inventors (living or dead)?

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ladyniner81 I hate people
10/18/13 10:12 pm

the actress Hedy Lamarr invented frequency hopping which serves as a purpose as modern spread communication spectrum technology such as Bluetooth, wi fi, and cordless phone technology. And Stephanie Kwolek invented Kevlar.

ladyniner81 I hate people
10/18/13 10:16 pm

I read somewhere a woman invented the bulletproof vest, and I forgot what else. And I knew about Hedy Lamarr. AH, I had to Google it.. Mary Anderson invented the windshield wipers :)

PartyFree Nowhere in Particular
10/18/13 12:54 am

Marie Curie is the only one I could think of off the top of my head. I fail.

cyanospool The Deep North
10/18/13 12:13 am

Famous is the key word here. There have been plenty of female inventors, but none (as far as we know) that happened to be responsible for the most pivotal shifts in human technology.

cyanospool The Deep North
10/18/13 12:13 am

Then again, women historically used their husbands as vehicles for their ideas, so it's possible more women were involved in these shifts behind the scenes.

Praetorianus Fair enough.
10/18/13 12:01 am

Only one. As to not to spoil it, she had to do with radioactive materials.

10/18/13 12:21 am