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Inventions Created by Women

  

1. The Car Heater 
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We all owe our thanks to Margaret A Wilcox who invented the car heater in 1893!(Margaret also invented a combined clothes and dishwasher)

2.  Monopoly
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This popular board game was designed by Elizabeth Magie in 1904, originally called the Landlord’s Game. The purpose of this game was to expose the injustices of unchecked capitalism.  Her game was ripped off by Charles Darrow who sold it to Parker Brother’s 30 years later.  However Parker Brothers later paid Elizabeth $500 for her game. Gee Thanks!

3. The Fire Escape
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The fire escape was invented by Anna Connelly in 1887

4. The Life Raft
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The life saving Life Raft was invented by Maria Beasely  in 1882. (Maria also invented a machine that makes barrels)

5. Residential Solar Heating
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Weather is an Artist!



Fascinating Atmospheric and Weather Phenomena .... 
 

1. Brinicle
Brinicles are the underwater equivalent of icicles. They form beneath ice when a flow of saline water is introduced to ocean water.

 
 
2. Volcanic lightning
Volcanic plumes produce immense amounts of electrical charge and static. In rare cases, this can spark a violent lightning storm.

 
 
3. Sprites, Elves and Blue Jets
These colorful shapes are the result of electrical discharges in the atmosphere.
  


4. Fire Rainbows
Fire Rainbows are formed by light reflecting from ice crystals in high level clouds. The halos are so large, they often appear parallel to the horizon.

  

5. White rainbows
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Scientists Have A Strange New Theory For What Stonehenge Was Used For - ibtimes.co.uk


Ancient man's greatest monuments were giant echo chambers to create vast soundscapes to speak to the gods, according to new research.


Steven J Waller, a scientific researcher on Archaeoacoustics, believes echoes created in caves and rocky areas could have led cavemen to believe spirits inhabited them.

"Ancient mythology explained echoes from the mouths of caves as replies from spirits, so our ancestors may have made cave paintings in response to these echoes and their belief that echo spirits inhabited rocky places such as caves or canyons," said Waller.

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Ancient Trees - Exhibit - Wall Street Journal

 

A new book from photographer Beth Moon showcases trees that are up to 4,800 years old

In a new book, photographer Beth Moon showcases towering redwoods, broccoli-shaped baobabs and gnarled trunks growing out of ancient temples. Pictured: Diksom Forest: Socotra, Yemen, 2010. Dragon’s blood tree (Dracaena cinnabar) Beth Moon

The biggest challenge in photographing ancient trees can be finding them. When the California-based photographer Beth Moon set out to capture some of the Earth’s oldest trees, she found herself hiking up steep mountains, scrambling over rocks and walking hours down roads where cars couldn’t go. She showcases her findings from the past 14 years in a new book, “Ancient Trees” ...more


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Congratulations to Noble Prize Winners in Medicine on Brain GPS ~ Plus 100 Important Women in History

Oh How Fun! A Nobel Prize that we can all enjoy! Congratulations to the three Scientists for their remarkable contributions and research on the Brain and its internal GPS! Next time you think you are lost, just shut your eyes and Let the Force (of the maps) in your Brain be with you!!

Here is CNN's report on this jubuliant Trio:

Medicine Nobel Prize goes for work on cells that form brain's GPS system

By Ben Brumfield, CNN



You may know where you are and where you're going to, but do you know why you know that?
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has honored three neuroscientists, whose work is helping answer that question.

John O'Keefe, along with May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser, discovered cells that form a positioning system in the brain -- our...  Read More

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A Future Powered by Fusion Draws a Little Closer - Newsweek

By Roger Highfield



Within the next half century, scientists will build a fusion power plant to harness the same processes that make the sun shine. The moment this star winks on, life, economics and everything will change. That is what Cold War scientists said half a century ago when, after the uncontrolled release of fusion energy in hydrogen bombs, they took an interest in the controlled release of fusion energy in reactors. They’re still saying it today, only a number of companies are now working in a nuclear field that was once only the domain of superpowers. Are we approaching the Age of Fusion at long last?

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Will Elon Musk's SpaceX Knock Boeing and Lockheed Out of Space? - The Motley Fool

By Rich Smith


SpaceX has won lucrative contracts from NASA to keep the International Space Station well-supplied with Tang and toilet paper. Soon, it could be launching rockets for the U.S. Air Force as well. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

In an interview with Auto Express magazine this week, Musk announced that Tesla is definitely going to have its latest electric car model, the Model 3, out for sale by 2017, and at a $35,000 price tag that should make it a viable competitor to BMW's 3-series among entry-level luxury-car buyers. But the even bigger news for Musk is this: SpaceX may very soon be going to work for the United States Air Force.

They like you, Elon! They really like you!
In a brief, to-the-point announcement on its website last week, SpaceX confirmed that the U.S. Air Force has...  Read More

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First monkeys with custom genetic mutations could revolutionize human disease research - The Verge

By Valentina Palladino , The Verge



Mice could slowly be replaced with monkeys as the prime animal subjects for human illness research. Scientists in China have successfully bred the first monkeys with targeted genetic mutations, which could lead to primates modeling sicknesses found in humans.

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Scientists hail breakthrough in embryonic-like stem cells - Reuters

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Reuters Photo: A fluorescent microscope image shows human embryonic stem cells in this photo taken at Stanford University and released by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine

LONDON (Reuters) - In experiments that could open a new era in stem cell biology, scientists have found a simple way to reprogram mature animal cells back into an embryonic-like state that allows them to generate many types of tissue.

The research, described as game-changing by experts in the field, suggests human cells could in future be reprogrammed by the same technique, offering a simpler way to replace damaged cells or grow new organs for sick and injured people.

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300,000-Year-Old Caveman 'Campfire' Found in Israel - LiveScience

LiveScience.comby Megan Gannon, News Editor



A newly discovered hearth full of ash and charred bone in a cave in modern-day Israel hints that early humans sat around fires as early as 300,000 years ago — before Homo sapiens arose in Africa.

 

In and around the hearth, archaeologists say they also found bits ofstone tools that were likely used for butchering and cutting animals.

The finds could shed light on a turning point in the development ofculture "in which humans first began to regularly use fire both for cooking meat and as a focal point — a sort of campfire — for social gatherings," said archaeologist Ruth Shahack-Gross of the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel. [10 Things that Make Humans Special]

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