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Stories from Physics
Hedy Lamarr was an Austrian-American film actress in Hollywood in the 1930s and 1940s.
The idea for a device that uses microwaves to heat food came to Percy Spencer in 1945.
During the Second World War, radio operators reported being able to perceive microwaves as auditory stimuli.
Over a period of four years, scientists using the Parkes Radio Telescope in New South Wales,
French physicist Prosper-René Blondlot demonstrated that X-rays travelled at the speed of light.
The story of the discovery of X-rays in 1895 highlights Wilhelm Röntgen’s sensitivity to detail.
Recognising and celebrating outstanding contributions to the field of physics education.