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The Prohibition-era Origins of the Police Radio

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

12 September 2018
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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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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

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Radio-Themed Exhibit Takes Visitors Back in Time

22 March 2018
Antique board games, perfume, and Valentine’s Day cards on display

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Mitsubishi’s Large-Scale Display Changed the Way We Watch Live Sports

16 March 2018
The system, installed at Dodger Stadium in 1980, receives an IEEE Milestone

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Timeline: Advancements in Television During the Past Century

8 March 2018
IEEE Milestones recognize those who helped make TV what it is today