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In 1941 the Nazi’s are winning the war in Europe. The Nazi U boats are fast and agile and the allied torpedoes are not very accurate. Hollywood star, a secret inventor, Hedy Lamarr is determined to help fight the Nazis. Inspired by a player piano, she invents a way to control torpedoes remotely and creates the world’s first secret communications system. Breakthrough: The Ideas That Changed the World, Episode 6, premieres Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 10/9c.

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Dial in to the fascinating history of the smartphone, from its roots in Morse Code to 2007, when Apple unveiled the first-ever iPhone. Plus, see how the next generation of smartphones will allow us to communicate through them just by thinking. Breakthrough: The Ideas That Changed the World, Episode 6, premieres Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 10/9c.