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In the Future, AIs—Not Humans—Will Design Our Wireless Signals

The era of telecommunications systems designed solely by humans is coming to an end. From here on, artificial intelligence will play a pivotal role in the design and operation of these systems.

Publish date: 04/29/2020

How Engineers Kept the Power On in India

Earlier this month, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked the entire country to simultaneously switch off the lights.

Publish date: 04/29/2020

As Layoffs Mount, Sites Aim to Help People Find Tech Jobs

Poojitha Kale has been job hunting since earning a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Penn State University last May, and LinkedIn has been her go-to site for tracking openings for data-science jobs.

Publish date: 04/29/2020

How the Father of FinFETs Helped Save Moore’s Law

Chenming Hu, the 2020 IEEE Medal of Honor recipient, took transistors into the third dimension.

Publish date: 04/21/2020

Engineering During the Coronavirus Pandemic

7 CEOs, engineers, and scientists describe how their daily work has changed in response to COVID-19.

Publish date: 04/21/2020

Women in Tech Face Increased Wage Discrimination

Hired study finds gender wage discrimination in U.S. jumps back up after a dip last year; Asian men claim the highest U.S. tech salaries.

Publish date: 04/21/2020

A Sweat Sensing Patch Aimed at Athletes Takes on COVID-19

Epicore Biosystems has been working on wearable sweat sensors for athletes. Now the startup aims to use the patches to fight the coronavirus pandemic.

Publish date: 04/14/2020

The Predictable Pandemic: Whose Risk, Whose Responsibility?

Once again we aren't asking the fundamental questions we must answer to manage crises.

Publish date: 04/14/2020

A Rapid Test for Covid-19 Arrives Via a 20-year-old Technology Already in Many Hospitals

Cepheid’s microfluidics-based rapid testing system proved itself during the 2001 anthrax attacks. Now it steps into the coronavirus battle.

Publish date: 04/14/2020

How to Practice Activist Engineering

What can engineers do when their work doesn't align with their personal values of creating a better world?

Publish date: 04/07/2020