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Timeline: Tracing Transportation Developments

How travel has progressed during the past 40 years

7 July 2017
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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

How Four Pioneering Women in Technology Got Their Big Break

16 June 2017
One Fellow built rescue robots deployed on 9/11 and another was the first African American female computer programmer at NASA

Timeline: The Evolution of Assistive Technologies

15 June 2017
How devices to help people with disabilities have advanced over 40 years

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Timeline: Elevating Ethics for Engineers

10 May 2017
IEEE has been promoting ethical behavior for more than 100 years

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Did You Know? The Pioneer of Electronic Surveillance Warned Against Its Misuse

2 May 2017
Harold Lipset, famous for showing off a bugged martini olive, was a proponent of privacy

Timeline: The Rise of Robots

12 April 2017
How mechanical helpers have evolved during the past four decades

First Map-Based Car Navigation System Debuted 14 Years Before GPS

10 April 2017
Released in 1981, Honda’s Electro Gyrocator is now an IEEE Milestone

How Four Great Inventors Broke New Ground

3 April 2017
Learn what events led Nikola Tesla, Grace Hopper, and others to success

Did You Know? The First Live Television Broadcast Demonstration Was in 1926

28 March 2017
IEEE Milestone honors John Baird’s electromechanical TV system