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Accurate Measurement: The Key to Assessing and Predicting

By Brad Parkinson Bradford W. Parkinson led the technical design and development of the Global Positioning System, ensuring that the military also consider civilian uses which created entirely new markets. Parkinson has received…

How a Hill in Italy Connects Us All Today

Each time you pick up your cell phone, join a virtual meeting or class, listen to a ball game or stream a show, you have Guglielmo Marconi to thank. As the network becomes our economic, educational and social lifeline during the 2020 pandemic,…
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From Education to Biowarfare – The COVID-19 Pandemic Will Change the World Forever

By Whitfield Diffie This problem arises at the precise moment that we have the communications technology to address it. This is not the first time that an existential problem has aligned with our technical capability. AIDS turned…
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It Will Come Down to Critical Thinking and Preparation

By Vint Cerf 2020 will go down in history as a time when "sufficient" and "necessary" became confused. The extreme response in China ultimately had the desired effect of reducing new cases of COVID-19. In the US, the response was…
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Connected Medicine In the Age of Pandemics

By Arogyaswami Paulraj The COVID-19 pandemic will be a major social and economic disruption, but certainly not on the scale of World War I or II. While the broader impact of current pandemic should abate in two to three years, we…
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A New Era of Data Gathering and Analysis

By Leonard Kleinrock Leonard Kleinrock is a pioneer in computer networking and communications, creating fundamental mathematical models of packet switching, which is the technology underpinning the Internet. Kleinrock has been…
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A New Normal for Personal Contact

By Martin Cooper Martin Cooper developed the concept of the handheld portable phone and led the team at Motorola that created the wireless industry. Cooper is the recipient of the Marconi Prize, the National Academy of Engineering…
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From National to Global Security?

By Martin Hellman Martin E. Hellman co-invented public-key cryptography which is used to protect privacy on the Internet, assure the integrity of digital content and enable fundamental security off and online. Hellman has received…
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Ten Engineers Behind The Technologies We Depend On Share Their Views

By Vinton Cerf, Marconi Society Chair, Recipient with Robert E. Kahn of the Marconi Prize, the A.M. Turing Award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Japan Prize and the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering for their technical contributions…
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How to Change a Career

  By Joseph Kakande, 2011 Marconi Society Young Scholar We are 41 strong and come from every continent except Antarctica. We studied at universities ranging from Telecomm ParisTech to The Technion to King Abdullah University…
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The Fourth Use Case for 5G: Internet for All

By Qurrat-Ul-Ain Nadeem Internet Penetration Today By the end of 2018, there were nearly 4 billion people without Internet connectivity in the world. Primarily at the bottom of the world's economic pyramid, almost 75% of this unconnected population…

Francesco Paresce, 1940-2019

It is with profound grief that we announce the sudden death of Francesco Paresce in Rome on the 20th of December. An astrophysicist and inventor in his own right, Francesco Paresce was the son of Guglielmo Marconi's eldest daughter, Degna…