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Salute to Epic Nerd Women - Hedy Lamarr - you may know her as an epic gorgeous Actress from the early but she was also a brilliant math nut, who patented the basic transmission method behind WiFi and BlueTooth with her neighbour before World War II

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photo gorgeous Hedy Lamarr film Samson and Delilah 1149-30

It might surprise you to learn that screen star of the 1920s, Hedy Lamarr, helped conceptualize the idea of frequency hopping, which is how we send radio signals from different frequency channels. She was given the Pioneer Award by the Electronic Frontier Foundation in 1997. Her response? "Well, it's about time." #DoGreatThings

Mathematically talented, Hedy Lamarr co-invented—with composer George Antheil—an early technique for spread spectrum communications and frequency hopping, necessary for wireless communication from the pre-computer age to the present day.