On your mobile right now? You can thank actress and inventor Hedy Lamarr for that! In 1942, Hedy Lamarr, with composer George Antheil, patented the concept of “frequency-hopping” that is now the basis for the spread spectrum radio systems used in the products of over 40 companies manufacturing items ranging from cell phones to wireless networking systems.
And just think, when she wasn’t working on an invention that would change the world, she was busy acting with her fellow Hollywood screen gems like Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy, Lana Turner, and Judy Garland. What a life and legacy!
March is Women’s History Month! To celebrate, we’re spotlighting our exchange alumni , famous stories, and unsung heroes. These women have shown us all that #ItOnlyTakesOne to raise the bar, set a new standard, or make a positive impact.
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