Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story | How the Pianola Played a Part in Hedy Lamarr’s Invention | Blog | American Masters | PBS

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story | How the Pianola Played a Part in Hedy Lamarr’s Invention | Blog | American Masters | PBS:

Using this household novelty, the pianola, in a brand new way for his music, along with a chance meeting of Lamarr, resulted in the concept of frequency hopping, which was developed as a secure radio communication system in World War II and is the basis of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth technology today. To learn more about Lamarr and Antheil’s invention, be sure to tune in to “Bombshell” this Friday, May 18 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) or watch online beginning May 19.