Content tagged with "TECH HISTORY"

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The Jacquard Loom: A Driver of the Industrial Revolution

21 January 2019
It automated weaving and inspired punch-card computers

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The Institute’s 10 Most Popular Articles of 2018

9 January 2019
What to wear at a job interview and blockchain were among the hot topics

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Ring Armature for DC Dynamos Honored With an IEEE Milestone

19 December 2018
The small device paved the way for more practical and reliable electrical machines

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IEEE Honors Japanese Radio Astronomy Telescope That Discovered a Black Hole

21 November 2018
The device was the largest of its kind when it was built

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

9 November 2018
The BBC Radiophonic Workshop was one of the first to specialize in electronic sound effects

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How Oceanic Engineering Has Evolved Since 1983

10 July 2018
The IEEE group dedicated to advancing the field was named a society 35 years ago

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The Iceberg-Detection System That Helped Ships Avoid Disaster

4 July 2018
Fessenden’s oscillator was invented in 1913, the year after the Titanic sank

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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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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