At IEEE, we know that the advancement of science and technology is the engine that drives the improvement of the quality of life for every person on this planet. Unfortunately, as we are all aware, today’s world faces significant challenges, including escalating conflicts, a climate crisis, food insecurity, gender inequality, and the approximately 2.7 billion people who cannot access the Internet. Bridging the divideThe COVID-19 pandemic exposed the digital divide like never before. The world saw the need for universal broadband…Source: IEEE SPECTRUM NEWS
This Stevens Institute of Technology Student Got a Head Start in Engineering
Many teenagers take a job at a restaurant or retail store, but Megan Dion got a head start on her engineering career. At 16, she landed a part-time position at FXB, a mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering company in Chadds Ford, Pa., where she helped create and optimize project designs.She continued to work at the company during her first year as an undergraduate at the Stevens Institute of Technology, in Hoboken, N.J., where she is studying electrical engineering with a concentration…Source: IEEE SPECTRUM NEWS
Using a Low-Pass Filter to Clean Up Noisy Signals
Often, you’ll need to acquire signals at very high sample rates. Higher sample rates allow you to capture voltage transients, or events that occur in a very short period of time. And since all channels in WinDaq are sampled at the same rate, you might get the results you’re looking for on some channels, and Read MoreSource: DATAQ…
8 Products That Excel at Protecting Children’s Digital Privacy
A 2019 UNICEF study found that globally, about 1 in 3 Internet users is younger than 18. Parents let preschool children use their smartphones and tablets to stream shows and play games. School-age youngsters are online more lately because of remote learning that schools began offering during the COVID-19 pandemic. Schools have become accustomed to relying on technology, which in some cases has made teaching easier, more efficient, and more inclusive. In some schools, computers have replaced notebooks and textbooks.Some regulations…
Prominent Universities Sign Open Access Agreements with IEEE
The University of California and the Conference of Italian University Rectors (a consortium of state and non-state universities known as the CRUI) each recently signed what’s known as a read-and-publish agreement with IEEE. The agreement lets the institutions’ researchers access documents behind the paywall in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library, like traditional subscribers. The agreement also allows them to publish their open-access articles in IEEE periodicals without paying out of pocket.IEEE open-access articles are supported by article-processing charges instead of subscriptions….
Climate Change is NSF Engineering Alliance’s Top Research Priority
Since its launch in April 2021, the Engineering Research Visioning Alliance has convened a diverse set of experts to explore three areas in which fundamental research could have the most impact: climate change; the nexus of biology and engineering; and securing critical infrastructure against hackers.To identify priorities for each theme, ERVA—an initiative funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation—holds what are termed visioning events, wherein IEEE members and hundreds of other experts from academia, industry, and nonprofits can conceptualize bold ideas….
The Birth of Random-Access Memory
Whether you’re streaming a movie on Netflix, playing a video game, or just looking at digital photos, your computer is regularly dipping into its memory for instructions. Without random-access memory, a computer today can’t even boot up.Over the years, memory has been made up of vacuum tubes, glass tubes filled with mercury and, most recently, semiconductors.But the first computers didn’t have any reprogrammable memory at all. Until the late 1940s, every time a machine needed to change tasks, it had…
Radar Technology Pioneer Merrill Skolnik Dies at 94
Merrill SkolnikFirst recipient of the IEEE Dennis J. Picard MedalLife Fellow, 94; died 27 January
Skolnik served as superintendent of the radar division of the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C., for more than 30 years. While there, he made significant contributions including helping to develop high-frequency, over-the-horizon radar; a system that can identify friend or foe during combat; and high-resolution radar techniques.
For his work in the field, he was named the first recipient of the IEEE Dennis J. Picard Medal…
AI Could Help Increase the IVF Success Rate
More than 8 million people have been born worldwide with the help of in vitro fertilization since 1978. In IVF, an egg is fertilized by sperm in the lab; the resulting clump of cells is transferred into a patient’s uterus.Although IVF techniques have advanced significantly in recent decades, the average success rate is still fairly low: around 45 percent. The percentage steadily declines as women age; a 40-year-old woman has a likely success rate of about 12 percent, according to Pregnancy…
Stories of the War in Ukraine: Volodymyr
Over the past week, The Institute has made contact with some of the 400 members of the IEEE Ukraine Section to help them share their experiences during the war. This personal account was written by Volodymyr Pyliavskyi, a senior researcher at the Odessa National Telecommunications Academy in Odessa, Ukraine. “For so long I was planning to take part in IEEE conferences but due to what is happening I can’t,” Pyliavskyi told The Institute. “I am forced to to hide in the…