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  • Egirl   Team Posted on August 31, 2012 by Egirl Team
    First Computer Program
    Ada Byron Lovelace, daughter of famous poet Lord Byron, published a paper in 1843 that predicted the development of computer software, artificial intelligence, and computer music. In 1834, Ada heard of Babbage’s ideas for a new calculating engine – the Analytical Engine. Ada suggested to Babbage a plan for calculating Bernoulli numbers with the Analytical Engine. This plan is now regarded as the first “computer program.”
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  • Egirl   Team Posted on August 30, 2012 by Egirl Team
    Bionic Arm
    A team of five biomedical engineers in Edinburgh, Scotland created the first working bionic arm in 1993. The Bionic Arm also called the Edinburgh Modular Arm System, is packed with microchips, position-control circuits, miniature motors, gears, and pulleys. It rotates at the shoulder, bends at the elbow, rotates and twists at the wrist, and can grip using artificial fingers. The pulses then control each movement of a "new" arm.
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  • Egirl   Team Posted on March 27, 2012 by Egirl Team
    Hedy Lamarr
    Hedy Lamarr was a famous movie actress of the 1930's. While starring in famous movies, Hedy Lamarr was also an engineer. Lamarr held a patent on technology which is the foundation for today's advanced wireless networks. Lamarr had an idea for frequency hopping: switching from frequency to frequency in split-second intervals. Lamarr's idea, combined with a friend's idea of a device allowing the frequency to be synchronized, created technology that was never used as intended in World War II, but it created the foundation for today's wireless communications and has been used in the control of many U.S. intercontinental missiles.
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