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Doubling Wireless Bandwidth: Just the Tip of the Iceberg

By Negar Reiskarimian and Paula Reinman “I have a great respect for incremental improvement, and I've done that sort of thing in my life, but I've always been attracted to the more revolutionary changes … because they're harder.…
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Securing Consumer Trust in the Internet of Things

By Paula Reinman In a recent survey of our newsletter readers we asked participants what topics they would most like to learn more about. One of the top responses was the Internet of Things (IoT). This is not surprising. The subject not only…
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The Smart City Edge

By Paula Reinman Co-authored by Dr. Aakanksha Chowdhery Smart cities are all the rage.  From Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs turning Toronto’s eastern waterside into a smart neighborhood pilot to Barcelona’s superblock by superblock plan,…
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From the Marconi Symposium: A New Imaging Paradigm for the Age of Visual Information

By Paula Reinman In early October, the Marconi Society honored Marconi Prize winner Arun Netravali with a Symposium focused on digital video, hosted by Nokia Bell Labs. Shree Nayar, The T. C. Chang Professor of Computer Science at…
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Six Ways Bright Young Researchers Will Make Your Life Better

By Paula Reinman Each year, the Marconi Society is honored to present the Paul Baran Young Scholar award to a small number of promising young researchers who exhibit the exceptional intellectual, creative and entrepreneurial capabilities…
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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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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

121 years ago, 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 other words,…
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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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Why We Have To Do Better: The Case for Tech for Good

By Paula Reinman When you talk with Hao Zou, you’re never sure which country he is in or which problem he is working on. Born in China, educated in California and busily applying mathematics and artificial intelligence (AI) to solve social…