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Fermi-Dirac Statistics Honored With an IEEE Milestone

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

12 January 2016
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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

Method for Mass-Producing Optical Fiber Named IEEE Milestone

5 August 2015
Vapor-phase axial deposition process was invented by an IEEE Life Fellow

IEEE Milestone Honors One of the First Interconnections Between Two U.S. Power Grids

16 July 2015
Nebraska’s Virginia Smith Converter Station was a breakthrough in high-voltage AC/DC power

A Brief History of Medical Scanning Technology

5 June 2015
Helping doctors see inside the body for more than a century

Inventor of Stereophonic Sound Honored at Abbey Road Studios

1 May 2015
Alan Blumlein’s contributions are recognized at the iconic studio where the Beatles recorded

Sir Edward Appleton: Unveiling Earth’s Ionosphere

16 April 2015
The physicist’s discovery paved the way for satellite and wireless communications

This Week in Tech History

3 March 2015
Celebrating the birthdays of three pioneering inventors