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

The technologies changed medical diagnosis and communications

16 November 2018
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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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IEEE Power Electronics Society Celebrates 30th Anniversary

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

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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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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