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

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

13 May 2016
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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

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

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