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When imaging atoms, blurrier is better

Cornell researchers developed a new form of electron microscopy that uses complex algorithms to achieve faster, more efficient imaging – and they obtained the best results by defocusing their detector and blurring the beam. Read more

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Twenty Years of ECE

The 1999 Electrical Engineering Advisory Committee agreed with those faculty who suggested the name change in order to attract students who might be unaware that EE was active in the computer field. After some discussion, the faculty voted overwhelmingly in favor. The associate director at the time, Paul Kintner, summarized the rationale in the Spring 2000 issue of Connections: “We live in an age when electrical and computer engineering is primarily characterized by change and innovation. Rapid evolution in materials, devices, communications, information systems and the impact of these... Read more