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  1. Bart Gordon retains Science and Technology Committee chair

    Today Bart Gordon was re-elected to chair the Committee on Science and Technology. Why do you care? Since he got the job in 2006, Gordon has been a pit bull for science and tech initiatives. He was the one who pushed the America COMPETES Act through congress last year, among whose provisions was the authorization to create the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). That resource remains underfunded and underutilized but provides an excellent infrastructure for President-elect Obama's plans to revamp U.S. energy policy. Gordon also led the fight earlier this year against letting Italian nuclear …

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  2. Asimo Wishes IEEE a Happy 125th Anniversary

    In 2009, the IEEE will celebrate its 125th anniversary.* Some luminaries are already sending their happy anniversary messages. Watch Gordon Moore, Vint Cerf, and ... Asimo!? Click on the image to watch the video: * The official date is 13 May 2009, and the whole history of how the IEEE came about is quite interesting -- if a bit convoluted -- starting in 1884 with the founding of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers (AIEE), which later merged with the Institute of Radio Engineers (IRE). Don't ask me why AIEE + IRE = IEEE, …

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