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"Hypatia." In The Word column, NewScientist, 8 March 2003, page 53.

This is a brief profile of the mathematician and inventor Hypatia, who was bornaround 370 AD in Alexandria. The article says that "[h]er mathematical workscreated a stir" and mentions some of her inventions, one of which was a planeastrolabe. The article appeared on the occasion of International Women's Day.

--- Allyn Jackson