More Than a Pretty Face

For International #AdaLovelaceDay, we honor the lovely visionary Hedy Lamarr. 

Hedy Lamarr
Alfred Eisenstaedt
Ada Lovelace Day is an international celebration of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

Although better known as an incredibly beautiful screen actress, she was also a pioneer in the field of spread spectrum technology. 

On June 10, 1941, while married to Gene Markey, Lamarr as H.K. Markey ET AL (George Anthiel) filed a patent with the US Patent Office for a secret communication system designed to combat the Nazis in WWII. The patent was granted on August 11, 1942. You can see a PDF of the Patent HERE,

Although the true significance of this innovative communication system was not recognized until much later, her contribution would form the foundation for today's cellular wireless systems. 

Our highest regards for the inspiring beauty icon who was known as Hedy Lamarr. 

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