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IEEE Milestones Honor Two Historical Breakthroughs at AT&T Laboratories

ASCII and the TAT-8 fiber-optic cable were recognized

31 May 2016
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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

Fermi-Dirac Statistics Honored With an IEEE Milestone

12 January 2016
Enrico Fermi and Paul Dirac made fundamental contributions to quantum physics and semiconductor electronics

IEEE Gives a Special Citation to the Computer History Museum

2 November 2015
It houses Google's first self-driving car and Charles Babbage's Difference Engine

Ralph Baer’s Brown Box Is Named an IEEE Milestone

1 October 2015
Released as the Magnavox Odyssey, the interactive home video game system paved the way for today’s popular consoles

The Evolution of Today’s Most Popular Laser Eye Surgeries

17 August 2015
LASIK and PRK have improved vision for millions of people