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14 things you didn't know women invented

These are 14 innovative inventions women have made throughout history. Image: Wikimedia Commons

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Dr. Jackson was the first African-American woman to receive a doctorate from MIT in any field. Image: BI
Johnson's ice cream machine was called an Image: REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer
Elion also discovered azathioprine Image: BI
Paper bags have changed a lot since 1867 Image: REUTERS/Mark Blinch
Kwolek created the fiber that then became known as Kevlar. Image: REUTERS/Sertac Kayar
Lillian Gilbreth changed how we use everyday products. Image: REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
Dr. Hopper was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Image: BI
What was Image: REUTERS/Thomas White
Dr. Wood used her invention to help treat victims of the 2002 terrorist attack in Bali, Indonesia Image: BI
Before windshield wipers drivers were stranded when it snowed. Image: stocksnap
Non-reflective film for glassed was invented by Dr. Katharine Burr Blodgett Image: BI
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Danby Products Limited displays a countertop dishwasher at the International Housewares Show in Chicago. The dishwasher, which is about the size of a microwave oven, retails for $199. The show goes from January 16-19 at Chicago's McCormick Place.
A countertop dishwasher. Image: REUTERS/Scott Olson
The chocolate chip cookie was discovered by accident Image: BI
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