Content tagged with "IEEE HISTORY CENTER"

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The Prohibition-era Origins of the Police Radio

12 September 2018
A crime wave fueled the development of one- and two-way radios

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What ‘Frankenstein’ Can Teach Us About the Future of AI and Robotics

15 May 2018
IEEE TechEthics panelists discuss modern innovations in light of the 200-year-old novel

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Q&A With the Author of ‘Inside the Machine: Art and Invention in the Electronic Age’

3 May 2018
In her book, Megan Prelinger explores the relationship between engineering, art, and design

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Help the IEEE Foundation Raise US $30 Million by 2020

19 February 2018
You can donate to support initiatives such as scholarship and education programs as well as disaster relief efforts

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Lucky Breaks for Four Prominent Inventors

3 November 2017
How two electricity pioneers, a developer of Fortran, and IEEE’s second female Fellow got their start

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IEEE Honors Japanese Radio Astronomy Telescope That Discovered a Black Hole

29 June 2017
The device was the largest of its kind when it was built

Free Lesson Plans for History Teachers Are Now Available From IEEE

2 March 2017
Topics include early maritime navigation, the printing press, and an ancient war vessel

If You Liked ‘Hidden Figures,’ Watch This Documentary Next

28 February 2017
Top Secret Rosies highlights female mathematicians creating ballistics programs for World War II

Groundbreaking Weston Instruments Recognized With an IEEE Milestone

7 November 2016
The first portable voltmeter and a shunt for measuring large currents were honored

A First Look at REACH, IEEE’s Interactive Tech History Education Program

19 September 2016
High school students learn about early maritime navigation through videos and hands-on activities