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Marie Van Brittan Brown

Lisa Meece’s 1 Cool Science Thing gets the gal-pals talking about the barriers of female inventors while she enlightens us on the genius of Marie Van Brittan Brown who invented the home security system. The gal-pals also talk about their own security systems like “Bra Off Day Off” and “T-Rex Mode” where you are so […]

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The Beauty of Patent Drawings

There is something beautiful, delicate and wonderfully technical about patent drawings. Commonly brought up on Your Gal Friday episodes these patents not only key history evidence but insight to an inventors skill and genius. Maria Beasley – Life Raft Marie Van Brittan Brown – Home Security System Josephine Cochrane – Automatic Dishwasher Mary Phelps Jacob […]

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Mary Anderson – Your Gal Friday

Today we are talking about the inventor of the windshield wiper, Your Gal, Mary Anderson. Click here for the full podcast episode in an audio player on your computer/device. Or the You Tube link below.  Inventing the Windshield Wiper There’s not actually a lot of information out there about Mary’s personal life. What we do know […]

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Hedy Lamarr – Your Gal Friday

On this week’s episode we are talking about a gal who was promoted by Louis B. Mayer as “the world’s most beautiful woman.” Her patent, with George Antheil, is the blueprint for a technology we all use today.  It’s called Frequency Hopping and it’s used in cell phones, blue tooth and in wifi. Click here for the […]