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Safra Catz, 2010

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Safra Catz, president of Oracle, in 2010.
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Safra Catz, president of Oracle, in 2010.

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Shafi Goldwasser

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Computer scientist Shafi Goldwasser.
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Computer scientist Shafi Goldwasser.

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Laura Stachel

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Dr. Laura Stachel.
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Dr. Laura Stachel.

Courtesy of WE CARE Solar.

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Laura Stachel

Stunned by the poor conditions in which Nigerian doctors were working, Laura Stachel created We Care Solar to offer hospitals “Solar Suitcases” that fuel reliable lights.

Anya Cherneff

A longtime opponent of human trafficking, Anya Cherneff found a new way to literally empower women in Nepal by founding Empower Generation to teach women and girls to become clean energy entrepreneurs.

Sivan Borowich-Ya'ari

Using Israeli innovations in solar technology, Sivan Borowich-Ya’ari created Innovation: Africa to bring more reliable electricity to developing communities throughout Africa.

Anya Cherneff

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Opponent of human trafficking and founder of Empower Generation, Anya Cherneff.

Photography by Bennett Cohen.

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Opponent of human trafficking and founder of Empower Generation, Anya Cherneff.

Photography by Bennett Cohen.

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Sivan Borowich-Ya'ari

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Sivan Borowich-Ya'ari founded Innovation: Africa, which uses Israeli solar technology to bring electricity and solar-powered water pumps to impoverished African villages. Courtesy of Tova Suissa
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Sivan Borowich-Ya'ari founded Innovation: Africa, which uses Israeli solar technology to bring electricity and solar-powered water pumps to impoverished African villages.
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Steve Benson on Hedy Lamarr Patenting the Basis for Wi-Fi

This Week in History: On August 11, 1942, actress Hedy Lamarr patented an invention that used player piano parts to help the military switch radio frequencies and avoid jammed signals, a breakthrough that became the basis for Wi-Fi. Steve Benson remains amazed by how incredible and unlikely an event like this was.
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This Week in History: On August 11, 1942, actress Hedy Lamarr patented an invention that used player piano parts to help the military switch radio frequencies and avoid jammed signals, a breakthrough that became the basis for Wi-Fi. Steve Benson remains amazed by how incredible and unlikely an event like this was.

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Thumbnail of video. This Week in History: On August 11, 1942, actress Hedy Lamarr patented an invention that used player piano parts to help the military switch radio frequencies and avoid jammed signals, a breakthrough that became the basis for Wi-Fi. Steve Benson remains amazed by how incredible and unlikely an event like this was.
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Thumbnail of video. This Week in History: On August 11, 1942, actress Hedy Lamarr patented an invention that used player piano parts to help the military switch radio frequencies and avoid jammed signals, a breakthrough that became the basis for Wi-Fi. Steve Benson remains amazed by how incredible and unlikely an event like this was.

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