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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Jewish Women's Archive. "Steve Benson on Hedy Lamarr Patenting the Basis for Wi-Fi." (Viewed on April 21, 2024) <http://jwa.org/media/steve-benson-on-hedy-lamarr-patenting-basis-for-wi-fi>.