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Timeline: Tinkerers Who Made It to the Top

People behind influential companies and technologies

15 September 2017
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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

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