Content tagged with "TECH HISTORY"

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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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Military Drones: From World War II to the Present

13 October 2017
What started out as DIY projects for hobbyists became invaluable in warfare

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A History of Wall Street’s Stock Tickers

4 October 2017
These machines sped up the communication of stock prices

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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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Why Vinyl Records and Vintage Gaming Consoles Are Popular Again

16 August 2017
Older formats provide the tangible experience we’re missing in digital versions

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Device That Revolutionized Timekeeping Receives an IEEE Milestone

11 August 2017
The atomic clock, invented in 1948, paved the way for GPS

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A Look Back at the Studio That Created the Music for ‘Doctor Who’

31 July 2017
The BBC Radiophonic Workshop was one of the first to specialize in electronic sound effects

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Key Milestones Missing From an Ethics Support Timeline on The Institute

11 July 2017
Concerned members fill in the gaps and request to restore ethics advice and support

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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

How Four Pioneering Women in Technology Got Their Big Break

16 June 2017
One Fellow built rescue robots deployed on 9/11 and another was the first African American female computer programmer at NASA