02 Dec '11, 2pm

You can thank 1940s sex symbol Hedy Lamarr for today's Wi-Fi and Bluetooth devices

Lamarr and Antheil never profited from the invention, but it went on to become the core technology behind Wi-Fi networks and CDMA, or Code Division Multiple Access , cellphones. "The whole system spread like wildfire," Rhodes told NPR. "The most well-known application today is Bluetooth." All the while, the public has remained virtually ignorant of her contribution.

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/green-tech/research-innovations/storie...

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