Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Women in science

As we were talking about women in science in the lesson I thought I'd add this link; 4000 Years of Women in Science.

Here are some more up to date examples from TED.

"In the world envisioned by science author Janine Benyus, a locust's ability to avoid collision within a roiling cloud of its brethren informs the design of a crash-resistant car; a self-cleaning leaf inspires a new kind of paint, one that dries in a pattern that enables simple rainwater to wash away dirt; and organisms capable of living without water open the way for vaccines that maintain potency even without refrigeration -- a hurdle that can prevent life-saving drugs from reaching disease-torn communities."

"Planetary scientist
Carolyn Porco says, "I'm going to take you on a journey." And does she ever. Showing breathtaking images from the Cassini voyage to Saturn, she focuses on Saturn's intriguing largest moon, Titan,with deserts, mudflats and puzzling lakes, and on frozen Enceladus, which seems to shoot jets of ice."

1 comment:

Taryn said...

Another woman in science worth seeing on TED is Sheila Patek. Please see the link below.