28 November 2011

1940's beautiful woman and inventor

Actress Hedy Lamarr invented the precursor to cellphone and wireless technology.
A new book by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Rhodes sets out to rewrite America's memory of Lamarr. Hedy's Folly: The Life and Breakthrough Inventions of Hedy Lamarr, The Most Beautiful Woman in the World, chronicles her life and the inventive side that is not often mentioned.

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