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Connecting Everything by Redefining the Atom

By Paula Reinman There was a time when the laws of physics bound the possible. After all, the physical world, from living tissue to digital networks that carry our information and communications around the world, is based on atoms that define…
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Quantum Communications: Using the Laws of Physics to Find the Holy Grail of Security

By Joe Lukens Co-authored by Paula Reinman Innovators often see opportunities where others see problems. Take the matter of light: intuition about classical physics does not hold true when it comes to light. Light comes in particles…
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How the World's Brightest Young Engineers Are Helping Us Connect Everything

By Paula Reinman Connecting everyone and everything in a safe and productive way is one of the holy grails of our time. Of course this means that you’ll be able to stream the latest episode of Game of Thrones the moment it comes out. It…
A Techie’s Quick Guide to 5G, Marconi Society
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A Techie’s Quick Guide to 5G

By Paula Reinman If you run in techie circles, you need to be ready to chat it up about 5G. It’s hot right now and here are some basics that can keep you in the conversation: What’s going on? On July 14, the FCC voted unanimously to…
NLN at MIT

Where Are You, Precisely? MIT Looking At Ways To Improve Positional Accuracy

As more and more daily activities have become dependent on the positioning and navigation assistance of GPS, companies are racing to take advantage of it with new products, services, and the ability to target them to individuals in a specific…
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Practical Advice for Would-be Entrepreneurs at Young Scholar Event at MIT

Money is not a constraint to start-up growth, says Alok Tayi, the co-founder of TetraScience, an Internet-of-Things company founded to modernize research by bringing cloud software to the laboratory. He spoke last week at a symposium sponsored…
Value of an Online Computer Science Degree
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The Value of an Online Computer Science Degree

By Hatti Hamlin First Georgia Tech Graduates Intend to Prove Value of Online Computer Science Degree Marconi Board Member Zvi Galil is changing the face of online learning. 2,789 students are enrolled in Tech’s Online Master’s. The…
Claude Shannon
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Claude Shannon Documentary Coming from IEEE

By Hatti Hamlin Communications Theory pioneer Claude Shannon won the first Marconi Society Lifetime Achievement Award in 2000. 2016 is Shannon's centennial year and the IEEE Information Theory Society is producing a TV documentary on his…
Avi Galil
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Zvi Galil: Proving Grounds for a New Model for Higher Education

Marconi Board Member Zvi Galil, Dean at the Georgia Tech College of Computing, makes the case that online learning, developed properly, can result in learning attainments fully the equal of in-person classes—but doesn't necessarily think that…
Giovanni Corazza
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Giovanni Corazza on Thinking Out of the Box

Marconi Society Board Member and University of Bologna Professor Giovanni Corazza recently asked a TEDxROMA audience, “"How do we assess the value of a new idea? If it's really new, nobody has ever seen it before. It is as if we had landed…