publication date: Tuesday, December 13, 2011 (part of Winter 2012)

category: Movies

clue: Although her film career sank after White Cargo and Samson & Delilah, she helped the U.S. Navy program superior torpedoes.

explanation: Lamarr was a film star who developed a method for changing wireless frequencies that was eventually adopted by the Navy. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Samir Mehta, Justin Woods, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Joanna Woods, Erik Bates, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, and Ryan Dunn

Mothers of Invention: These pioneering women in technology have saved the world from war, climate change, and boredom online with their contributions to modern inventions.

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