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Hedy Lamarr's double life
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Hedy Lamarr's double life

Format: Hardback

ISBN: 9781454926917

Publication Date: 12 Aug 2019

Subject: Science

Suitable for: Primary

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A picture book biography of actress, scientist and inventor, Hedy Lamarr who was responsible for inventing a radio guidance system using frequency-hopping spread spectrum technology.

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A picture book biography of actress, scientist and inventor, Hedy Lamarr who was responsible for inventing a radio guidance system using frequency-hopping spread spectrum technology.

Hedy Lamarr became a movie legend, but her true loves were always science and engineering. During World War II, Hedy collaborated with another inventor on an innovative technology called frequency hopping. It was designed to prevent the enemy from jamming torpedo radio signals and commanding weapons to go off course.

Frequency hopping is still used today to keep our cell phone messages private and defend our computers from hackers. So who was the real Hedy Lamarr? A beloved film star and a visionary scientist who helped create the world we live in today.

Category
JNF
Subject
Science
Dewey
920
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Illustrations
Full colour illus throughout
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12 Aug 2019
Edition
Import
ISBN
9781454926917
Binding
Cloth
Pages
44
Width
225mm
Height
280mm
Weight
496g
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