You owe the following ten inventions, which have changed the world on a small or large scale, to a woman. Some of these 'female finds' will no doubt surprise you. Did you know that a woman invented the wiper? And the bulletproof vest? Also, the basis for wireless internet, with which you may be reading this article at the moment, was laid by a woman.

1. The circular saw


The American weaver Tabitha Babbitt (1784 - 1853) suggested that lumberjacks use a circular saw instead of the inefficient pull saw to work better. She created a prototype and applied it to her spinning wheel in 1813. Babbitt changed the entire wood sawing industry with her invention.

2. The dishwasher

How could it be that a woman invented the dishwasher? Josephine Garis Cochrane (1839 - 1913) from the state of Illinois was the inventor of the household appliance in 1886 that made the lives of so many women a lot more pleasant. Although this wealthy lady employed servants to do the dishes for her, she invented the machine because she could not have had it that the crockery invariably broke. She presented her invention at the 1893 World Exhibition in Chicago and widely honoured for it.

3. The windscreen wiper

The American inventor Mary Anderson (1866 - 1953) invented the wiper in 1903 on a trip to New York City. During that trip, she noted that drivers always had to open their windows to see when it was raining. As a solution, the inventor from Alabama devised a swivel arm with a rubber blade that was operated by the driver from the car with a lever. Many people, however, were sympathetic to Anderson's invention because it was thought that the thing would distract the drivers. Still, by 1916, wipers were fully established. The automatic windscreen wiper was also invented in 1917 by a woman, namely by Charlotte Bridgwood.

4. Radioactivity

Marie Curie (1867 - 1934) was a Polish chemist who was the first to investigate radiation. Together with her husband Pierre, she discovered the radioactive elements polonium (named after Marie's homeland) and radium. Her research meant not only the emergence of new science but also a radical change in the way the world thought about energy. The discovery of radioactivity also resulted in many concrete applications such as in medicine. Marie Curie received two Nobel Prizes. She was the first female Nobel Prize winner and the only woman with two Nobel Prizes. However, her passion was also her death because Marie Curie died of leukaemia. Almost certainly caused by the radioactive radiation to which she was exposed in her life.

5. The pedal bin

Lillian Gilbreth (1878 - 1972) not only invented the shelves in refrigerator doors and made the can opener more comfortable to use, but the industrial engineer also devised the pedal bin.

6. Solar-powered house

The Hungarian scientist Maria Telkes (1900 - 1995) invented the heating of homes with solar energy. The biophysicist created the thermoelectric power generator in 1947. heated her entire house with solar energy.

7. Wireless digital communication

The Austrian actress Hedy Lamarr (1914 - 2000), together with George Antheil, came up with the idea of a secret communication system that could no longer intercept radio messages. It formed the basis for wireless digital communication such as GPS and WiFi. In 1997, Lamarr received the "Oscar for Inventions" for her discovery.

8. Disposable diaper

You may not be surprised that a woman invented the disposable diaper. Marion Donovan (1917 - 1998) was tired of her baby, always wearing dirty sheets in cotton diapers. Moreover, the baby was continually feeling wet on the legs. With the help of a shower curtain, she designed plastic diaper pants. A few years later, she also came up with the first absorbent paper disposable diaper. With her discovery, Donovan changed the lives of young parents forever.

9. Synthetic fibre Kevlar

The American chemist Stephanie Kwolek (1923-) from Pennsylvania discovered the strong synthetic fibre Kevlar, a material that is five times stronger than steel and is used in bulletproof vests, for example. Kevlar is also used in skis, safety helmets, hiking and camping gear, cables and the tires of the American presidential car, 'The Beast'.

10. Wavelets

The brilliant Belgian mathematician Ingrid Daubechies (1954-) is the creator of the 'wavelets'. These are formulas that are essential for, among other things, compressing digital photos so that they take up less memory. Even the FBI called on its knowledge for the development of a new fingerprint recognition system. Ingrid Daubechies can be addressed as a baroness.

Seek motivation from your ancestors that changed the entire living standard of mankind. Imagination and thinkings are limitless. The world knows and remembers only position holders. Be one of them and get thousands of mentions until the end of the universe. There are companies such as InventHelp that have their hands on your shoulders constant support in this invention process.

Author's Bio: 

I Shehbaz Malik am aeronautical associated engineering blogger and SEO professional. Education plays a key role in the progress of a man that results in a strong nation. Being a blogger I utter my sound at Ultra tech reviews, a standout source of technological information over the internet.