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2011-04-28 09:17:00

ADM James G. Stavridis, USN, to receive AFCEA's highest award FAIRFAX, Va., April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AFCEA International is pleased to announce that Admiral James G. Stavridis, U.S. Navy, Commander, U.S. European Command and NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe, has been selected as the 2011 David Sarnoff Award winner. AFCEA established the David Sarnoff Award, its highest honor, to recognize individuals who have made lasting and significant contributions to global...

2009-10-15 08:30:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- From its founding in 1909 by Nobel prize-winning physicist and "Father of Radio" inventor Guglielmo Marconi - to its number one national ranking for the number of engineering-related two-year degrees granted - Technical Career Institute (TCI) has achieved a reputation for excellence in technological education. As TCI celebrates a Centennial, they are well positioned to prepare its students to meet the needs of the next century to come with a skilled...

2007-07-12 12:22:33

William (Bill) McGorry has been appointed Chairman of Broadcasting & Cable's Hall of Fame. In this role, McGorry will oversee the nominating process and manage the annual awards event, held this year on October 22 at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City. Proceeds from this black-tie event will benefit the Broadcasters' Foundation and Cable Positive. With more than 20 years experience in the publishing industry, McGorry was instrumental in the growth of some of the media...

2006-05-02 13:50:00

SALT LAKE CITY -- Elma Gardner "Pem" Farnsworth, who helped her husband, Philo T. Farnsworth, develop the television and was among the first people whose images were transmitted on TV, has died at age 98. Her death Thursday was confirmed by Mary Rippley, assistant director of nursing at Avalon Care Center in Bountiful, where Farnsworth lived. Farnsworth, who married the young inventor in 1926, worked by her husband's side in his laboratories and fought for decades to assure his place in...

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2009-04-23 12:13:36

Vladimir Kozmich Zworykin (July 30, 1889 - July 29, 1982) was a Russian-American engineer, inventor, and initiator of television technology. One of his accomplishments includes the invention of a television transmitting and receiving system utilizing cathode ray tubes. In the early thirties, he was instrumental in the physical production of components used in the television, including charge storage-type tubes, infrared image tubes, and the electron microscope. Although many biographers...

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