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Old 05-17-2012, 08:44 PM   #1
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Saw this in a newspaper. I hope you find it interesting and informative:

1) Cell phones have roots in what military technology?

2) In what era were those phones used?

3) In what year was the first mobile phone call made from a car?

4) Who made that phone?

5) In what year was the first automated cellular network created?

6) In what country was that network?

7) In what metropolitan area did the network cover?

8) In what year did the US have its first cellular network?

9) The first US network was a what G network?

10) In what year was the 3G network launched?

I'll post the answers the following weekend. Have fun.
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Old 05-27-2012, 12:05 AM   #2
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Some of the following answers may surprise some people. The answers are:

1) Radio phone
2) 1950s
3) 1946
4) Bell systems
5) 1979
6) Japan
7) Tokyo
8) 1983
9) 1G
10) 2001
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1) Torpedos

Heddy Lamar patented frequency hopping as a means of preventing radio-controlled torpedos (which she was designing along with composer George Anthiel) during WW II. It was one of several inventions Lamar created.

The technology was ignored by the military during the war (the Navy ignored their own people when it came to improving torpedo technology, so a couple unknown civilians didn't ahve a chance).
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Old 05-27-2012, 11:11 PM   #4
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She was one smart cookie.
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She was at that. I think her beauty actually got in her way to some extent...
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Beauty and brains, what a combo.
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