The IEEE in the News 2012 Featured Articles highlight news coverage from around the world that advances innovation and technological excellence for the benefit of humanity in top-tier media outlets worldwide.
Viewpoint: James Bond fails the tech test in Skyfall
BBC News, UK
3 December 2012
Kevin Curran, IEEE Senior member, is featured on the BBC Web site where he discusses "technological impossibilities" depicted in Skyfall, the latest James Bond movie.
When the Lights Go Down in the City…the Energy Infrastructure Lessons from Super Storm Sandy (Audio Clip)
Go Green Radio, Voice America, US
9 November 2012
Massoud Amin, IEEE Senior member, discusses the implications of the power outages along the East Coast, what US utilities need to do to improve their power grid infrastructure, and how green energy alternatives or the smart grid can help to prevent and limit future outages.
BU Today, US
24 October 2012
A profile of Boston University alumna Karen Panetta, IEEE Fellow, former IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) worldwide director, WIE committee chair, WIE Magazine editor-in-chief, and professor at Tufts University, on her lifelong efforts to inspire and serve as a role model to women pursuing STEM careers.
How Self-Driving Cars Will Change Transportation
MSN Autos, US
10 September 2012
Alberto Broggi, IEEE Senior member and professor of computer engineering at the University of Parma in Italy, spoke with MSN Autos and notes that building the infrastructure to accommodate any form of intelligent transportation is often the biggest barrier to widespread adoption. He contends that autonomous cars will need less infrastructure, not more, in some cases.
When Power Grids are Too Big to Fail (Audio Clip)
The Takeaway, US
1 August 2012
John McDonald, IEEE Fellow, spoke with The Takeaway about the massive power outages in India and whether something similar could happen in the United States.
Living in the Dark: Why the U.S. Needs to Update the Grid
11 July 2012
Massoud Amin, IEEE Senior member, believes that the best solution to modernize and upgrade the U.S. electric power system is to transition to a self-healing smart grid. A self-healing Smart Grid can provide a number of benefits that lend to a more stable and efficient system that will benefit an increasingly digital society.
Why America Must Be A Beacon For Tech's Best and Brightest
1 June 2012
IEEE Life Fellow, Andrew Viterbi, discusses why the US needs to retain foreign engineering students for full-time jobs in a thought-provoking byline, published on Forbes.com.
Demand For Standards—Interoperability To Fuel Converged Cloud Growth
Cloud Tweaks, US
7 May 2012
Alexander Pasik, IEEE CIO and Senior member, during an interview with Cloud Tweaks said the biggest barrier to cloud services adoption is not cloud security or privacy fears, but concerns about service interoperability. Common platforms are needed to ensure users can easily navigate between services and applications, regardless of where they're coming from.
Taking Note: Is Samsung's phablet the shape of things to come?
5 April 2012
Reuters Tech features IEEE Fellow, Stu Lipoff, who discusses how the level and range of features for consumer electronic devices has evolved as the market matures in this article on the Samsung Galaxy Note.
There’s Never A Bad Time To Be An Entrepreneur
18 March 2012
John Cioffi, IEEE Fellow and CEO of Assia Inc., says there is never a bad time to be an entrepreneur. He shares his story of entrepreneurial success and gives advice on how to be a successful entrepreneur on Forbes.
How Technology Helping the Elderly is Turning into a Big Business Opportunity
Economic Times, US
21 February 2012
Majd Alwan, IEEE Senior member, shares his insight into how technology innovations are benefiting the elderly and addressing the increasingly growing aging society.