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This week we’re recognizing signal processing pioneer, Harry Nyquist. After earning his Ph.D. in Physics from Yale, Nyquist joined the American Telephone and Telegraph Company, which was absorbed into Bell Labs in 1934. During his 37 years of service with the Bell System, he received 138 U.S. patents and published 12 technical articles. Nyquist is best known for his sampling theorem that postulates that the sampling rate must be at least twice the highest frequency in the sample in order to reconstruct the signal. Nyquist received the IRE (later becoming the IEEE) Medal of Honor in 1960.
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When the radio took to the airwaves, families gathered around to listen their favorite broadcasts. Fast forward almost a century and we can carry around more music and data that we can keep track of. To put things into perspective, it took radio 38 years to reach 50 million users, while it took the iPod only 3 years to do the same.
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In 1958, the first South Korean plastics company, Lak-Hui (pronounced “Lucky”), merged with GoldStar Co. Ltd. to form Lucky-GoldStar, now known as LG Electronics. #LG #SouthKorea #Engineering #ElectricalEngineering #TechFact
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On March 21, 1965, #NASA launched the last of its unmanned lunar space probes, Ranger 9. The probe would eventually crash into the moon, but not before sending high-resolution pictures of the surface before impact.
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This week we are recognizing inventor, entrepreneur and philanthropist Charles F Brush. Brush was born today in 1849 in Euclid, Ohio, USA. Brush is best known for his work with arc lighting using a dynamo (an electrical generator). After developing a more efficient dynamo, he developed an arc light that was regulated by a combination of electrical and mechanical means, with a simple and easy-to-maintain design. He installed his first commercial arc lamp on the balcony of a doctor's residence in Cincinnati in 1878, and before the end of 1881, Brush arc light systems were illuminating the streets of New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Montreal, Buffalo, San Francisco, and others. In 1913, Brush was awarded the AIEE (later becoming the IEEE) Edison Medal "For meritorious achievements in invention and development of the series arc lighting system."
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In 1959, Luna 2, launched by the Soviet Union, became the first spacecraft to reach the surface of the moon and the first man-made object to land on another celestial body. Luna 2 took a direct path to the moon, and made the journey in approximately 34 hours. To put that into perspective, you could drive from Chicago, Illinois, USA to San Francisco, California, USA in about the same time that it took Luna 2 to reach the moon’s surface.
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Although many of us have switched to LED bulbs for their extended lifetime and energy savings, you can’t forget where it all started. There’s still a debate on its inventor, but there’s no arguing that the incandescent bulb was a step toward a brighter future. Its invention was an amazing feat, but it may not have been the most efficient. Roughly 10% of the energy from an incandescent light bulb is used to create light, the remaining 90% of energy creates heat.
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Today in 1879, theoretical physicist Albert Einstein was born. Einstein developed the general theory of relativity, and is well known for his mass-energy equivalence formula: E=mc 2. In 1921, Einstein received the Nobel Prize in Physics for his discovery of the law of photoelectric effect, a pivotal step in the evolution of quantum theory. Einstein published more than 300 scientific papers along with over 150 non-scientific works.
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