IEEE Smart Cities Initiative Works to Help More Municipalities Modernize

Conferences, educational materials, and webinars are some of the services it offers

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THE INSTITUTEThere are now hundreds of cities—large and small—that are working to improve their livability by using resilient communication networks, data analytics, sensors, and other technologies. Others want to smarten up but just don’t know how to go about it. IEEE’s Smart Cities Initiative wants to help them.

The multidisciplinary effort, which launched in 2013, provides city leaders and others with credible, unbiased technical information and educational content developed by IEEE global experts. The organization’s Communications, Control Systems, Industry Applications, Power & Energy, and Systems, Man, and Cybernetics societies as well as the IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation provide technical expertise.

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The State of the Transistor in 3 Charts

In 75 years, it’s become tiny, mighty, ubiquitous, and just plain weird

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The most obvious change in transistor technology in the last 75 years has been just how many we can make. Reducing the size of the device has been a titanic effort and a fantastically successful one, as these charts show. But size isn’t the only feature engineers have been improving.

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