Articles for April 2018


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Five Ways IT Workers Can Stay Professionally Fit

4 April 2018
Practical advice on keeping abreast of changes and making career progress

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How I Discovered IEEE While Stuck on a Bus in Rush-Hour Traffic

13 April 2018
A casual conversation with two volunteers led to my involvement in the organization

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Anthony Agnello’s Harmonizer Brought Recording Studios Into the Digital Age

16 April 2018
The Life Member receives a Lifetime Achievement Technical Grammy Award

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IEEE Advocates for Ethics in AI and Autonomous Systems Design at WSIS Forum

19 April 2018
The summit in Geneva brought together nearly 3,000 people from 150 countries

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Learn About the Future of Food Production With These Four Videos

6 April 2018
IEEE.tv programs cover indoor farms and precision agriculture

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Fake Social Media Posts Can Make You a Target for Scams

25 April 2018
Con artists seek out gullible people

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In Memoriam: April 2018

27 April 2018
IEEE mourns the loss of the following members

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Special Report: Agtech

20 April 2018
This issue explores the latest advances in technology and agriculture

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Should Big Tech Companies Be Better Regulated?

30 April 2018
Calls for curbing Facebook, Google, and Twitter are increasing

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Why You Shouldn’t Shy Away From Diversity Efforts

12 April 2018
As an engineer, inclusion is an important part of your job

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If You Don’t Have Sufficient Soft Skills, Google Might Not Hire You

13 April 2018
Here’s what the company values beyond technical expertise

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Startup Takes Greenhouses Off the Grid

11 April 2018
Solho is developing solar technologies to power horticultural projects in arid areas

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Farms Across Serbia Are Being Connected to the Internet

10 April 2018
BioSense Institute combines AI, nanotechnology, and remote sensing to increase food production

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‘Plant Tattoo’ Can Help Farmers Select Crop Varieties To Survive Drought

3 April 2018
The nanodevice measures which plant varieties absorb and retain the most water

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Researchers Help Ocean Spray Farmers Count Cranberries

24 April 2018
University of Wisconsin team applies radar technology to automate the process

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Haptics Startup Wins AlphaLab Gear Hardware Cup Finals

26 April 2018
Somatic Labs develops headwear to improve situational awareness with vibrations

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Ten on Tech: Spotlight on Chandrakant Patel

17 April 2018
Interview with HP’s chief engineer and senior fellow

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IEEE WIE International Leadership Conference to Feature Game-Changing Women in Technology

23 April 2018
Leaders from Google and Qualcomm to speak at the annual conference

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Honolulu’s Iolani Palace Paved the Way for Electricity in Hawaii

2 April 2018
The city's electrification began in 1886 with lights installed on the estate’s grounds

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AI Is Crucial to the Future of Transportation

9 April 2018
Advances in the field are likely to transform vehicles and mass transit

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Hackers Are Targeting IEEE Volunteers: Take Protective Measures

18 April 2018
These six tips can help you avoid being a phishing victim

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Robots to Help California’s Grape Growers Conserve Water

5 April 2018
The machines are part of the University of California’s precision irrigation system

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New IEEE Courses on Ethics and AI and Autonomous Systems

20 April 2018
They cover how to design products while considering moral values and data protection

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Plenty of Money to Be Made in the Emerging AgTech Field

25 April 2018
Venture capitalists are seeking innovations that help farmers improve food production and distribution

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How to Get Involved in IEEE Technical Activities This Year

30 April 2018
A message from your 2018 IEEE Technical Activities vice president