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The Jacquard Loom: A Driver of the Industrial Revolution

It automated weaving and inspired punch-card computers

21 January 2019
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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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Tech history

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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The MRI and the French Transatlantic Telegraph Cable of 1898 Honored With IEEE Milestones

16 November 2018
The technologies changed medical diagnosis and communications

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Tech history

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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Tech history

IEEE Power Electronics Society Celebrates 30th Anniversary

19 October 2018
Town hall meeting recognizes achievements and looks to the future

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Tech history

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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Shockley’s Historic Semiconductor Laboratory Honored With Two IEEE Milestones

24 August 2018
The first attempt to automate the manufacture of diffused silicon transistors and pioneering work by Gordon Moore happened at the Silicon Valley location

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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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