Female Spies - Hedy lamarr

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  1. 1. KnowledgeisPower ThisisPartOneinaseriesoffivestoriesofinspirationalfemalespies alargelyunsunggroupwhohelpedinthewareffort. TodaysheroineisHedyLamarroneofmy favouritewomenin20thCenturyhistorybecause shewasbrilliant,beautifulandbold.Although nottechnicallyaspyintheconventionalsenseher mathematicalgeniuscouldhavesavedmanylives andhashadamassiveimpactonourlivestoday. DuringWWII,HedyLamarrinventedtheconceptoffrequency hoppingtopreventsingleradio-controlledtorpedoesbeingeasily detected.UnfortunatelytheUSNavydiscountedherinventionuntil 1962andshewastoldbytheNationalInvestorsCouncilthatherwar effortswerebestconfinedtoentertainingthetroopsandraising money. TodayHedysinnovativefrequencyhoppingconcepthasbeen adoptedforthebasisinspreadspectrumcommunication principallyusedinBluetoothcommunications,WiFiconnection networksandCDMA(foundincordlessandwirelesstelephones). OhanddidImentionthatshewasdeemedtobethemostbeautiful womaninEuropeduringthe1930sandstarredin18Hollywood filmsincludingCecilBDeMillesSamsonandDelilah? ByJulietCassidy www.barcas.co.uk 0758405769