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The Uncertain Future of Ham Radio

Software-defined radio and cheap hardware are shaking up a hobby long associated with engineering.

Publish date: 07/16/2020

 
A Virtual Reality Bias Simulator

New company aims to create better workplaces by putting employees in others’ shoes.

Publish date: 07/15/2020

 
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