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Hedy's Folly

Annotation
Thank your Hollywood stars that Hedy Lamarr, who trained as an engineer, invented spread-spectrum radio with avant-garde composer George Antheil. Allowing the rapid switch of communications signals through a range of frequencies, spread-spectrum radio makes cell phones, GPS, and radio-guided torpedoes possible. I've heard this story but suspect that multiaward winner Rhodes will make it even better.

GenreNonFiction
Arts
Science
Biography
TopicsActors
Inventors
Celebrities
Motion pictures
Hollywood
Science history
SettingHollywood
California