It’s a pity Hedy Lamarr didn’t receive any credits for inventing a secret communication system based on frequency hopping during WW2. The technique was implementend by U.S. Military years later when her patent had expired. Now there is a book about her story.
Richard Rhodes’ Hedy’s Folly reviewed: What was the source of Hedy Lamarr’s inventive genius?
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