A to Z of Women in Science and Math (Notable Scientists) by Lisa Yount

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Caffrey, Margaret M. Ruth Benedict: Stranger in This Land. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1989. Lapsley, Hilary. Margaret Mead and Ruth Benedict: The Kinship of Women. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1999. Mead, Margaret. Ruth Benedict. New York: Columbia University Press, 1974. ———, ed. An Anthropologist at Work: Writings of Ruth Benedict. : Greenwood Press reprint, 1977. Modell, Judith Schachter. Ruth Benedict: Patterns of a Life. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1983.

She made improvements in searchlights that made night spotting of aircraft easier. She also used what she had learned in her beach experiments to design a fan that drove poison gas out of bunkers and trenches and brought in fresh air. ” The Ayrton fan was later modified to drive dangerous gases out of factories and mines. Hertha Ayrton once said, “Personally I do not agree with sex being brought into science at all. . ” She expressed her belief in women’s equality in another way by joining the Women’s Social 16 and Political Union, one of the most militant organizations seeking votes for women.

The viruses multiplied inside the bacteria, creating millions of identical copies of themselves. The group repeated this process several times, refining the chemical conditions each time to bring the interaction between viruses and material closer to what they wanted. They found that they could produce colonies of viruses that attached to gallium arsenide or other electronic materials in as little as a week. They then analyzed the viruses’ DNA (genetic matter) to learn the exact nature of the proteins that bound to the materials.

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