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Standards

IEEE Task Force Works on Standard for Light Communications

The new guidelines for Li-Fi are to enhance IEEE 802.11 Wi-Fi standard

18 July 2018
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Engineering Medical School Programs Launch to Spur Health Care Innovations

18 July 2018
University of Illinois and Texas A&M asking students to prototype ideas to improve medical devices

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AI Software Helps Employers Hire Based on Innate Skills

16 July 2018
Some companies are selecting candidates based on neuroscience assessments instead of résumés

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Artificial Intelligence

Haptically Controlled Robots Will Take On Tasks Too Dangerous for Humans

12 July 2018
With its sense of touch, Stanford’s OceanOne android can assist with recovery efforts on sea and land

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Tech history

The Iceberg-Detection System That Helped Ships Avoid Disaster

4 July 2018
Fessenden’s oscillator was invented in 1913, the year after the Titanic sank

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Would You Want Your Memories Uploaded to a Computer After You Die?

29 June 2018
One startup is offering to preserve people’s brains and create a virtual afterlife

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New York’s Consumer Electronics Week Showcases Tech for Parents and Kids

28 June 2018
Products include T-shirts to track children and a 3D-printing pen

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Products and Services

Tune In to the New Podcast Series From the IEEE Brain Initiative

27 June 2018
Experts talk about tiny microscopes and brain-machine interfaces

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Career guidance

Biomedical Engineers Look to Help People Live Much Longer

26 June 2018
Technologists are working on many approaches to prevent age-related health conditions

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Services Like Echo and Uber Can Help the Elderly Live Independently

22 June 2018
They can set reminders to take medication and arrange for rides to doctor appointments

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