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Shortly before inventing Spread Spectrum technology, actress Hedy Lamarr supports Spencer Tracy in ‘I Take This Woman.’ Source: Courtesy Alexandra Dean

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Hedy Lamarr, born Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler (Nov 9, 1914 – Jan 19, 2000), inventor and film actress

Hedy Lamarr is renowned as a glamorous film star from the 1930s and 1940s, but few people are aware that she was also an avid inventor. At the beginning of World War II, she developed a radio guidance system aimed at

combating the threat of jamming by enemy forces. The US Navy didn’t adopt the technology until the 1960s, but the principles of her work live on in modern communications technology, including WiFi and Bluetooth.

Copy of U.S. patent for "Secret Communication System" Source: U.S. Patent Office

Principles of her work live on in modern communications technology, including WiFi and Bluetooth.

THE EUROPEAN WOMEN IN CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING AWARDS >> MAY 2019

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Profile for Zars Media

2019 WICE Magazine  

2019 WICE awards and summit summary.

2019 WICE Magazine  

2019 WICE awards and summit summary.

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