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Did You Know? Computer Matchmaking Started in the 1960s

Long before eHarmony and Match.com, two companies helped singles find dates based on compatibility

12 February 2018
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Cell Networks Vastly Improved in the 1990s, and This Technology Made It Possible

3 January 2018
Qualcomm’s CDMA bolstered service quality and extended battery life

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Timeline: The Evolution of the Young Professionals Group

22 December 2017
For nearly 20 years, the organization has been helping recent grads make the transition to the workplace

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Timeline: IEEE’s Efforts to Elevate the Engineering Profession

8 November 2017
The organization has been working to enhance the field for more than 40 years

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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