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Timeline: IEEE’s Efforts to Elevate the Engineering Profession

The organization has been working to enhance the field for more than 40 years

8 November 2017
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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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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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Timeline: Advances in Audio

9 August 2017
Key engineering breakthroughs affect how we listen to music

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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

Timeline: Tracing Transportation Developments

7 July 2017
How travel has progressed during the past 40 years

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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