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    Technology’s Essential Ingredient: Measurement Standardization

    Why Is Standardized Measurement Important? There are currently nearly 1,200 IEEE standards and more than 900 projects under development that impact our everyday life across the world. And behind these critical technical standards is an ongoing effort to ensure a uniform, fundamental, and consistent measurement system needed for them to…

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    Data Privacy and Ease-of-Use in Wireless Networks

    Wireless technology has evolved enormously since the 1999 Macworld trade show, at which Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduced Apple’s AirPort wireless base station and iBook—the first Wi-Fi products widely marketed to consumers, enabled by the IEEE 802.11b™ Standard. They were a great success, and PC vendors soon followed suit, sparking…

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    Four IEEE Standards to Guide the Future of Online Gaming and Esports

    Why Are Gaming and Esports Industry Standards Needed? Online gaming is one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing industries, with 2.7 billion global participants in 2020 (up from 2.2 billion two years earlier), and an estimated $180 billion in revenues in 2020 expected to nearly double by 2026. This growth…

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    Expanding Singlemode Fiber Capabilities in Ethernet Applications

    The lifecycles of technology innovation and standards refinement are tightly entwined in a space as huge and long-lasting as Ethernet. For example, the new IEEE 802.3cu™, IEEE Draft Standard for Ethernet Amendment: Physical Layers and Management Parameters for 100 Gb/s and 400 Gb/s Operation over Single-Mode Fiber at 100 Gb/s…

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    Raising Safety Standards in Energy and Engineering

    This post is an adaptation of the article by the University of Washington Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering. For those of us who have ever watched TV, talked on a cellphone, enjoyed listening to AM/FM radio broadcasts, or received an MRI scan, we can confidently do so with the…

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    Bringing New Voices to Nanotechnology Standards Development

    When the renowned physicist Richard Feynman gave a talk titled There’s Plenty of Room at the Bottom at a meeting of the American Physical Society in 1959, little did anyone know that his presentation would come to be seen as the world’s seminal talk on nanotechnology. In fact, the word…

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    Driving Responsible Innovation of AI, Life Sciences and Next Generation Biotech

    “We are making God obsolete,” declared the rockstar-like professor of synthetic biology in the recent Netflix hit show Biohackers. What happens when humans become creators of new forms of DNA, including our own? Who gets to decide? Who owns our genomic data? Who is it shared with? Who is accountable?…

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    2021 IEEE Standards Association Awards Nominations Are Open

    IEEE Standards Association (IEEE SA) recognizes outstanding standards development participation through various award categories. Nominations for the 2021 IEEE SA Awards are now open until 31 July. Nominations can be made for the following awards: IEEE SA Standards Medallion For major contributions to standards development, e.g., leadership in standardization of new…

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    Introducing the Measurementality Series on Artificial Intelligence Systems

    Professor Alex ‘Sandy’ Pentland speaks with John C. Havens of IEEE SA in the first official video interview for Measurementality, describing how our metrics of success need to include a more holistic set of Indicators than they do today. Sandy directs MIT Connection Science and previously helped create and direct…

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    IEEE Standards Used in Your Everyday Life

    Technology has become an integral aspect of our everyday lives. From the internet to smart grid, and health care to transportation, technology standards are used in a variety of ways. IEEE standards enable many of these technologies, as well as those that have helped people cope with the COVID-19 pandemic…

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