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The Masterpiece Behind the Music in A Clockwork Orange

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

8 December 2016
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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

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