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How Engineers at Digital Equipment Corp. Saved Ethernet

I’ve enjoyed reading magazine articles about Ethernet’s 50th anniversary, including one in the The Institute. Invented by computer scientists Robert Metcalfe and David Boggs, Ethernet has been extraordinarily impactful. Metcalfe, an IEEE Fellow, received the 1996 IEEE Medal of Honor as well as the 2022 Turing Award from the Association…
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Ethernet is Still Going Strong After 50 Years

The Xerox Palo Alto Research Center in California has spawned many pioneering computer technologies including the Alto—the first personal computer to use a graphical user interface—and the first laser printer.The PARC facility also is known for the invention of Ethernet, a networking technology that allows high-speed data transmission over coaxial…
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This USC Professor is Developing an Artificial Brain

People have expected great things from Alice Parker, who was raised in a family of distinguished scientists and engineers. And Parker, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Southern California has delivered. She helped develop high-level (behavioral) synthesis, an automated computer design process that assists with…
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The Pioneer Behind Electromagnetism

Without an understanding of the fundamental relationship between electricity and magnetism, it would not have been possible to invent motors, telecommunications equipment, kitchen appliances and more. A key part of our understanding of that relationship, known as classical electromagnetics or classical electrodynamics, was first theorized in the 1820s by André-Marie…
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