Random Paths to Frequency Hopping

Actress Hedy Lamarr famously co-patented a widely used secure communication technology, but popular accounts overlook many predecessors.

Communications Technology

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January-February 2019

Volume 107, Number 1
Page 46

DOI: 10.1511/2019.107.1.46

In an age when we ought to know better, the public perception of the evolution of science and technology retains the flavor of old just-so stories. In these tales, great discoveries or inventions are typically made by a single person.

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