Articles for September 2017


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IEEE is Building the Foundation for a Better World

11 September 2017
President Karen Bartleson says it takes members who want to get involved

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Six Tips for Crowdfunding Your DIY Project

13 September 2017
Get to the core of why you’re pursuing your endeavor and offer rewards

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Meet the Makers: These IEEE Members Show Off Their Projects

14 September 2017
They include a conversational humanoid and a Rubik’s cube–solving robot

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SE3D Brings Bioprinters to the Classroom

8 September 2017
The 3D-printing company lets students experiment with living organisms

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Timeline: Tinkerers Who Made It to the Top

15 September 2017
People behind influential companies and technologies

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LipSync Helps Paralyzed People Use Computers and Mobile Devices

14 September 2017
The Neil Squire Society and the Google Foundation developed the mouth-controlled joystick

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IEEE Initiative Explores the Relationship Between Humans and Autonomous Systems

21 September 2017
The group is working to establish a new field of science and explore the challenges of symbiosis

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In Memoriam: September 2017

28 September 2017
IEEE mourns the loss of five members

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When DIY Gadgets Do More Harm Than Good

28 September 2017
People can build their own software and devices to spy, or worse

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A Success Story: IEEE GlobalSpec

15 September 2017
The subsidiary is helping IEEE reach practicing engineers worldwide and forge ties with high-tech companies

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Should Gates and Zuckerberg Have a Say in How to Educate Children?

29 September 2017
The tech magnates are using their wealth to restructure education, perhaps for a profit

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The 3D Gigabot Prints Large-Scale Items Like Parts for Airplanes and Prosthetics

6 September 2017
Manufactured by re:3D, the printer is less expensive than industrial models

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Senior Member Brings the Maker Philosophy to Two Universities

6 September 2017
USC’s Iovine and Young Academy and the Idea Lab at Claremont Graduate University help students launch startups

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Special Report: The Maker Movement

18 September 2017
Special Report: The Maker Movement

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Celebrate IEEE Day on 3 October

19 September 2017
Hundreds of celebrations will mark the founding of one of IEEE’s predecessor societies

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Invisible Technology Hidden in Plain Sight

20 September 2017
Electronics become incognito, appearing as food and art

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Is Disney Spying on Children?

25 September 2017
Company accused of collecting kids’ data through RFID wristbands, gaming apps, and toys

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Teachers’ Workshop at Intrepid Museum Features IEEE Resources on Drones

25 September 2017
New lesson plan from IEEE REACH covers the evolution of UAVs

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Region News: September 2017

22 September 2017
The latest IEEE activities from around the world

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2017 Herz Award Goes to Mary Ward-Callan

27 September 2017
The managing director of IEEE Technical Activities receives the major staff award

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Unbelievable Creations from 3D Printers

5 September 2017
Game-changing 3D-printing techniques now impact medical procedures and building construction, among other incredible applications.

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Calendar: September–November 2017

4 September 2017
A look at upcoming IEEE events

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IEEE Young Professionals Raise Their Visibility at IEEE Sections Congress

7 September 2017
Group held sessions, panel discussions, and events at its booth

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The Vector Institute Is Advancing Artificial Intelligence Technology for Canada

8 September 2017
In this Q&A, the research director says it will spur job growth and prepare more students for the field

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The Consequences of Amazon Becoming a Monopoly

11 September 2017
The e-commerce company could crush competitors in every industry

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Keeping Bias From Creeping Into Code

12 September 2017
Expert discusses ways to prevent prejudices from showing up in software

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A Q&A With a Maker of a Battery-Free Cellphone

13 September 2017
IEEE Member Vamsi Talla helped design the device

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Dues for 2018

20 September 2017
Next year’s membership to cost US $1 more