• 26 Feb, 2013
    Madame Du Châtelet at her Desk by an unknown French artist Emilie Du Chatelet (1706-1749) French Physicist and Mathematician who translated Newton’s Principia, into French, which was published after her death. Du Chatelet disguised herself as a man in order to study science, and was supported
  • 25 Feb, 2013
    Rover Engineer Moves Robots on Mars, People on Earth Interview with Jaime Waydo, mobility team lead mechanical engineer for the Curiosity rover Two weeks before I returned to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., for my second internship working on projects with the Deep Space
  • 25 Feb, 2013
    women-in-science: Ida Noddack was born in Germany in 1896.  She co-discovered element 75, rhenium.  She was also the first to mention the concept of nuclear fission in 1934; five years later Otto Frisch presented the idea and it was generally accepted.  She was nominated for the Nobel Prize three
  • 23 Feb, 2013
    Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin Cecilia Payne was born in Wendover, England in 1900. In 1919 while at Newham college at Cambridge, she became interested in astronomy after hearing a lecture by Professor Eddington about his eclipse expedition to Brazil. Because astronomy continued to be seen as a branch of
  • 21 Feb, 2013
    Karen Horney (1885-1952) German psychodynamic psychologist (psychoanalyst) of Norwegian and Dutch descent. Her theories questioned some traditional Freudian views, particularly his theory of sexuality, as well as the instinct orientation of psychoanalysis and its genetic psychology. As such, she is