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The Discovery that Continues to Change the World

By Paula Reinman As we marvel at the accomplishments of this year’s Nobel Prize winners, it’s worth taking a quick trip back to the 1909 Nobel Prize in Physics.  The discovery behind that prize, jointly awarded to Guglielmo Marconi…
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Food for Thought: How GPS Improves Farming

By Paula Reinman This blog post is part of our GPS Files series, highlighting innovative uses for GPS. Going somewhere new? If you’re like me, the first thing you do is pop up your favorite mapping application. But did you know that…
Marconi Encryption
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The Roots of Encryption: Scientists Censored, But Not Silenced

By Paula Reinman Anyone following the news knows about the ongoing conflict between government, the private sector and academia over the use of encryption technology. But did you know that the differences were in full swing forty years ago?…
Marconi Society
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It Still Boils Down to Personal Contact: Thank You, Cal Poly!

By Hatti Hamlin How often are we reminded that despite all our high tech tools of communication, the best way to get something done is to reach out to someone personally? Our newest Marconi Fellow, Dr. Brad Parkinson, was scheduled to…
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Don't Blame It On GPS!

By Hatti Hamlin How often have you heard someone complain that “GPS got us totally lost”? 2016 Marconi Fellow Brad Parkinson, widely considered the “father of GPS”, has news for you.  “GPS is not to blame! It doesn’t tell you…
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We Need to Protect and Strengthen GPS, says Brad Parkinson, 2016 Marconi Fellow

By Hatti Hamlin Stanford Professor Emeritus Brad Parkinson has spent his life developing and improving GPS—an often uphill battle, but one he’s consistently won.  Now he worries that the global utility he’s spent almost his entire…

IEEE Honors David Forney, A Founder of the Modem Industry

Marconi Fellow David Forney, adjunct professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS) at MIT, will receive the 2016 Institute of Electrical and Electronics…

Marconi Fellows Attend “Extra-ordinary” Event At Bell Labs for Claude Shannon Centennial

L to R: Herwig Kogelnik, Bob Metcalf, Irwin Jacobs, Bob Tkach, A. J. Paulraj, Len Kleinrock, Andrew Chraplyvy, Bob Lucky, Dave Forney, Bob Gallager. Bell Labs hosted an “extra-ordinary” event April 28th for a man who built a juggling…
Ron Rivest

Marconi Fellow Ron Rivest Is Worried About Internet Voting

MIT Professor Ron Rivest, credited with the development of the encryption that allows secure transactions over the Internet, ought to know a thing or two about security. So when he says he is worried about moving toward Internet voting, people…
Ray Tomlinson
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Vint Cerf Remembers Ray Tomlinson

By Hatti Hamlin While Marconi Vice-chair Cerf worked in California on the early implementation of TCP, Ray Tomlinson did related worked at BBN in Massachusetts, Tomlinson, who died at 74, wrote one of the first implementations of TCP. He's…