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Robert Kahn: The Great Interconnector

In the mid-1960s, Robert Kahn began thinking about how computers with different operating systems could talk to each other across a network. He didn’t think much about what they would say to one another, though. He was a theoretical guy, on leave from the faculty of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for a stint at the nearby research-and-development...

Sat Apr 20, 2024 18:42
Video Friday: SpaceHopper

Video Friday is your weekly selection of awesome robotics videos, collected by your friends at IEEE Spectrum robotics. We also post a weekly calendar of upcoming robotics events for the next few months. Please send us your events for inclusion. RoboCup German Open: 17–21 April 2024, KASSEL, GERMANYAUVSI XPONENTIAL 2024: 22–25 April 2024, SAN DIEGOEurobot...

Fri Apr 19, 2024 20:28
Empower Your Supply Chain

Xometry’s essential guide reveals the transformative power of artificial intelligence in supply chain optimisation. It lifts the lid on how machine learning, natural language processing, and big data, can streamline procurement and enhance operations efficiency. The guide showcases applications across various sectors such as healthcare, construction,...

Fri Apr 19, 2024 17:27
50 Years Later, This Apollo-Era Antenna Still Talks to Voyager 2

For more than 50 years, Deep Space Station 43 has been an invaluable tool for space probes as they explore our solar system and push into the beyond. The DSS-43 radio antenna, located at the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex, near Canberra, Australia, keeps open the line of communication between humans and probes during NASA missions. Today...

Thu Apr 18, 2024 21:22
50 by 20: Wireless EV Charging Hits Key Benchmark

Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee recently announced that they have set a record for wireless EV charging. Their system’s magnetic coils have reached a 100-kilowatt power level. In tests in their lab, the researchers reported their system’s transmitter supplied enough energy to a receiver mounted on the underside of a Hyundai...

Thu Apr 18, 2024 15:28
U.S. Commercial Drone Delivery Comes Closer

Stephen Cass: Hello and welcome to Fixing the Future, an IEEE Spectrum podcast where we look at concrete solutions to tough problems. I’m your host, Stephen Cass, a senior editor at IEEE Spectrum. And before I start, I just want to tell you that you can get the latest coverage of some of Spectrum’s most important beats, including AI, climate change,...

Wed Apr 17, 2024 18:47

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