Tag: National Academy of Engineering

Thank Andrew J. Viterbi for your cell phone and other digital devices

Have you ever wondered how, with billions of cell phone transmissions floating around in the air, why you only hear the call that came for you? Why you aren’t constantly interrupted with pieces and bits of other people’s conversations made on separate calls? After all, many of them are being made on the same “cell”... Read more »

Thank these engineers for the Liquid Crystal Display

The LCD, as it is popularly called, is used in billions of consumer and professional devices. They range from TV sets and computer monitors to calculators and telephones. The LCD gave new meaning to the word ubiquitous. So, who do we thank? The National Academy of Engineering knows. It presented its 2012 Draper Prize, the... Read more »
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