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 ~ 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.
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.
Hedy Lamarr by Laszlo Willinger, 1940. I love Hedy Lamarr as a figure; not only was she drop-dead gorgeous, she was also an inventor! (We owe her a piece of technology that could be called the grandaddy of wi-fi)