Hedy Lamarr: Hollywood Sex Symbol, Tech Geek…She was a glamorous movie star of the 1930s and ’40s, a taboo-breaking beauty who is credited with simulating the first on-screen orgasm (and also appearing nude) in a 1933 film called Ecstasy.    But Hedy Lamarr was a trailblazer in more ways than one: Fascinated by science and eager to find a way to help the Allies during World War II, Lamarr came up with a way to make radio signals jump between frequencies, and thus prevent the signals from…

Hedy Lamarr: Hollywood Sex Symbol, Tech Geek…She was a glamorous movie star of the 1930s and ’40s, a taboo-breaking beauty who is credited with simulating the first on-screen orgasm (and also appearing nude) in a 1933 film called Ecstasy. But Hedy Lamarr was a trailblazer in more ways than one: Fascinated by science and eager to find a way to help the Allies during World War II, Lamarr came up with a way to make radio signals jump between frequencies, and thus prevent the signals from…

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