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‘Father of the Cell Phone,’ 88, Still Bullish on Mobile

By Benny Evangelista, San Francisco Chronicle December 28, 2016 Martin “Marty” Cooper claimed his place in technology history 43 years ago when he demonstrated a handheld cellular phone. But back then, he didn’t grasp how fully the…

Irwin Jacobs: From Telecom Mogul to Salk Institute Leader

By Chris Emery, The San Diego Union-Tribune December 27, 2016 Irwin Jacobs recently stepped down as chairman of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, replaced by Gateway computer founder Ted Waitt. During Jacobs’ decade-long…
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Vinton G. Cerf to Lead Marconi Society

By Paula Reinman Internet pioneer to carry on Marconi’s legacy by recognizing major technology contributors, continuing support for promising researchers and promoting sustainable technology MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, November 17, 2016 The…
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In Memoriam: Marconi Fellow Robert N. Hall

By Paula Reinman 1989 Marconi Fellow, Robert N. Hall, passed away on November 7, 2016, in Schenectady, NY.  Dr. Hall developed the semiconductor laser that is used in all CD and CD-ROM units, laser printers and most fiber-optic communications…
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Is GPS In Danger? Scientific Luminaries to Discuss Conflicts and Consequences

By Paula Reinman The spectrum and security of the technology we rely on for everything from directions to wildlife tracking is at risk MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, October 26, 2016 The Marconi Society, dedicated to furthering scientific achievements…
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Marconi Society Honors Four 2016 Young Scholars

By Paula Reinman Leading edge research will fulfill the promise of 5G and the Internet of Things MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, September 14, 2016 The Marconi Society, dedicated to furthering scientific achievements in communications and the internet…
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Stefania Bartoletti To Receive Marconi Society Young Scholar Award

By Paula Reinman Marie-Skłodowska Curie Global Research Fellow, Studying at the University of Ferrara and MIT, Focuses on Location-Awareness MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, September 14, 2016 The Marconi Society, dedicated to furthering scientific…
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Marconi Society Honors Dinesh Bharadia With Paul Baran Young Scholar Award

By Paula Reinman Making full duplex radios a reality MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, September 14, 2016 When he came to Stanford to pursue his MS and PhD a few years ago, Dinesh Bharadia, an Electrical Engineering graduate of IIT Kanpur, wanted…