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

The project introduced innovative locomotive designs

22 July 2016
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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

IEEE Milestones Honor Two Historical Breakthroughs at AT&T Laboratories

31 May 2016
ASCII and the TAT-8 fiber-optic cable were recognized

IEEE Medal of Honor Recipient Built on Claude E. Shannon's Theories

13 May 2016
G. David Forney Jr.’s error-correcting codes are routinely used in modern communications systems

A History of the Microwave Oven

2 May 2016
The popular appliance resulted from a chance discovery in the 1940s

Did Claude Shannon Invent a Groundbreaking Personal Computer?

26 April 2016
The IEEE History Center investigates the origin of the MINIVAC 601

This IEEE Fellow Blazed a Trail for Female Scientists in Antarctica

14 April 2016
Irene Peden was the first woman to set foot in the continent's interior

How Marie Curie Helped Save a Million Soldiers During World War I

1 February 2016
The radiology pioneer developed and operated mobile X-ray units to treat the injured