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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…
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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…
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…
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…
Marconi Fellow Len Kleinrock
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Kleinrock, Kahn Appear in Werner Herzog Doc About the Net

By Hatti Hamlin On October 29, 1969, Marconi Fellow Len Kleinrock's student Charlie Kline typed "L-O" then the connection was lost. An hour later, the full L-O-G-I-N was successful. Legendary filmmaker Werner Herzog has made Lo and Behold;…
Marconi Fellow Bob Kahn
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Bob Kahn – Historical Perspective on the Internet

By Hatti Hamlin Marconi Fellow Bob Kahn, considered one of the Fathers of the Internet, provides historical perspective on the development of the Internet for the Technology Policy Institute. At the heart of the debate over the FCC’s…
Bob Kahn Future of Internet
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Bob Kahn on the Future of the Internet

By Hatti Hamlin Marconi Fellow Bob Kahn is Luncheon Speaker at a TPI event at the National Press Club. He has been active around the world. He and Marconi Fellow Marty Cooper went to Geneva to be honored on the 150th anniversary of the…
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…