Hedy Lamarr ~ Austrian/American actress and mathematician, the principles of her inventions are now incorporated into modern Wi-Fi, CDMA and Bluetooth technology, and she was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 2014.
Hedy Lamarr: Inventor of Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum, a Technology still used for Bluetooth and Wifi Natalie Portman: Invented a simple method to demonstrate the enzymatic production of hydrogen from sugar Mayim Bialik: Earned a Ph.D. in neuroscience, specializing in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in adolescents with Prader-Willi syndrom
"Hedy Lamarr is said to have tipped the balance of WWII. Not only is she almost unbelievably beautiful, she was also exceedingly clever. She was the co-inventor of an early wireless form of communication; her invention allowed shortwave radio communications on the field. She gave the invention, for no compensation, to the US Government. the Germans did not yet have this capability."
Today marks the 101st birthday of actress and inventor Hedy Lamarr -- the glamorous movie star from the black-and-white era of film who co-invented a device that helped make possible the development of GPS, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi technology! Born in Austria in 1914, the mathematically talented Lamarr moved to the US in 1937 to start a Hollywood career.
"My mother always called me an ugly weed, so I never was aware of anything until I was older. Plain girls should have someone telling them they are beautiful. Sometimes this works miracles." Hedy Lamarr