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How Violence and Segregation Destroyed African American Innovation

Economist Lisa D. Cook’s research shows that African American patent levels didn’t recover to their per capita 1899 peak until 2010.

Publish date: 07/13/2020

Entering a Building May Soon Involve a Thermal Scan and Facial Recognition

Businesses install facial recognition software that simultaneously screens for fevers in what could become the new normal.

Publish date: 07/07/2020

Researchers Create Shiny Rainbows of Nanotech Chocolate

Chocolate is the latest material to be colorized by nanotechnology instead of chemical dyes.

Publish date: 07/07/2020

Will the Tech Workplace Ever Be the Same Again?

Tech professionals weigh in on what they want—and expect—from tech companies post-Coronavirus.

Publish date: 07/07/2020

IEEE Sections Receive Grants for Their Innovative Ways of Helping to Fight the Coronavirus

Projects include a virus-detection robot, 3D printed PPE, and a hand-washing system.

Publish date: 07/01/2020

India’s Breath of Hope Volunteers Designed 7 Medical Devices for COVID-19 Patients

Among the devices they developed are a portable intubation chamber, testing equipment, and protective face shields.

Publish date: 07/01/2020

An Engineer Explains How to Forge a Career Designing for Disabilities

Blessin Varkey develops tech to help Indian students with cognitive disabilities.

Publish date: 06/30/2020

How Roboticists (and Robots) Have Been Working from Home

IEEE Spectrum readers share how they’ve been staying productive without access to their labs.

Publish date: 06/24/2020

The Great Ventilator Rush

Early on in the COVID-19 pandemic, engineers launched extraordinary crash programs that produced scores of ventilator designs. What will happen to them now?

Publish date: 06/24/2020

Quickly Embed AI Into Your Projects With Nvidia’s Jetson Nano

Nvidia’s new $100 dev board makes it easy to explore machine learning

Publish date: 06/24/2020