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A History of the Microwave Oven

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

2 May 2016
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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

How These Three Startups Became Household Names

4 September 2015
Microsoft, Sony, and Tata Consultancy Services found success through intrapreneurship, risk taking, and a bit of luck

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

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