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5G For All: Busting Myths With Measurement

By Paula Reinman Co-authored by George MacCartney, Jr. Are you waiting impatiently to get that amazing virtual reality experience in your living room, or chomping at the bit to have high-speed internet at your rural farm, or planning to…
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Securing Blockchain and The Applications of the Future

By Paula Reinman Coauthored by Salman Baset From the first work conducted by Stuart Haber and W. Scott Stornetta in 1991 to its entry into the popular lexicon in 2014, blockchain has grown into a young distributed database technology…
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Trustworthiness and Truthfulness Are Essential

Their Absence Can Introduce Huge Risks By Peter G. Neumann Trustworthiness is fundamental to our technologies and to our human relationships. Over-trusting something that is not trustworthy often leads to bad results. Not trusting something…
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Netravali Gets Marconi Prize for Digital Video

From The Times of India Engineer-scientist Arun Netravali, who grew up in Mumbai and pioneered work on video compression standards, has been awarded the prestigious Marconi Prize.
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An Interview with 2017 Marconi Award Winner Arun Netravali

HOW TO PROMOTE COLLABORATION: An Interview with 2017 Marconi Award Winner Arun Netravali Arun Netravali, the 2017 Marconi Fellow, was the ninth president of the legendary Bell Labs. In addition to his pioneering work in video compression…
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The Ethics of the Internet of Things Ecosystem

By Vint Cerf I’ve written on this topic before, mostly in the context of the Internet. I would like to focus now on products and services developed by engineers. “Ethics” is derived from the Greek ethos, which is defined as the characteristic…
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Bob Tkach on the Potential of the Marconi Society

Each time you quickly grab information from the Internet, watch a video that streams smoothly or have a great Facetime or Skype connection with someone on the other side of the world, you can thank Bob Tkach. Together with Andrew Chraplyvy,…
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Radio: The Invention That Keeps on Giving

120 years ago this month, Guglielmo Marconi was awarded a patent for “Improvements in Transmitting Electrical Impulses and Signals, and in Apparatus therefor.” This was the first description in print of a wireless telegraphy device – in…
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The Internet’s Next Frontier: Getting Better at Getting Better Together

By Paula Reinman Coauthored by Mei Lin Fung Mei Lin Fung’s work is defined by her heritage, starting with her great-great grandfather who escaped famine in China by accepting indentured servitude in return for his passage British Guyana…
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How the Wireless Revolution Will Make a Better World

By Paula Reinman Co-authored by Marty Cooper 44 years ago this month, cell phone pioneer and 2013 Marconi Fellow, Marty Cooper, made the world’s first call from a mobile phone and fundamentally changed the way we communicate by recognizing…