Today's Google Doodle honors Heinrich Hertz (February 22, 1857 – January 1, 1894) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heinrich_Hertzhttps://www.google.com/
"IN A WORLD UNLOOSED by wireless technology, it’s only fitting that we’re still tethered, somehow, to the history sparked by Heinrich Rudolf Hertz.
It was Hertz who showed that electricity can be transmitted via electromagnetic waves — scientific proof that signaled the way toward developing wireless telegraph and radio. And today, Google celebrates the 155th anniversary of the German physicist’s birth with an elegant “Doodle” on its search homepage.
The bright, undulating Doodle, which is an animated GIF, was created by Sophia Foster-Dimino, a Bay Area-based illustrator and cartoonist who joined the Google Doodle team in 2010, shortly after graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design.
“For this Doodle, we chose to create a simple and elegant homage for Heinrich Hertz, whose research into electromagnetic waves contributed to the invention of the radio, television and radar,” Foster-Dimino tells Comic Riffs. “So extensive were his experiments that there’s a unit of frequency, the hertz, named for him — hence our wavy Doodle!”