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A Review of the Award-Winning Hidden Figures

Racial segregation inside NASA during the 1960s didn’t hold back the aspirations of three female African-American mathematicians

23 January 2017
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Timeline: The Evolution of the Photovoltaic Cell

6 January 2017
How solar photocell technologies have advanced during the past 40 years

The Masterpiece Behind the Music in A Clockwork Orange

8 December 2016
It was the first film to use Dolby A, a noise-reduction sound system developed by IEEE Life Fellow Ray Dolby

Groundbreaking Weston Instruments Recognized With an IEEE Milestone

7 November 2016
The first portable voltmeter and a shunt for measuring large currents were honored

Dadda Multiplier Named an IEEE Milestone

11 October 2016
The 1965 invention significantly reduced the time it took processors to do arithmetic

Germany’s First Radio Broadcast Receives an IEEE Milestone

24 August 2016
A live instrumental Christmas concert was transmitted in 1920

IEEE Milestone Honors the Electrification of New York’s Grand Central Terminal

22 July 2016
The project introduced innovative locomotive designs

The Jacquard Loom: A Driver of the Industrial Revolution

18 July 2016
It automated weaving and inspired punch-card computers

First Successful Transatlantic Telegraph Cable Celebrates 150th Anniversary

11 July 2016
It enabled nearly instantaneous communication between Europe and North America

Mechanical Chess Player Baffled Crowds for Nearly a Century

7 June 2016
Built in 1770, “The Turk” won games against Benjamin Franklin and Napoleon Bonaparte