We know L-band is the best frequency for GPS, but why? Follow along on our journey through history today as we discuss how satellite navigation as we know it came to be.

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March is Women's History Month, and we're celebrating! Women were responsible for some of science's greatest milestones, but without the same recognition as their male peers. Studying the history of science isn't complete without knowing the stories and work of these women. Here's a roundup of just a few of these scientists that you may not have heard of before.

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For our second blog in our ML series, we're taking you along on a journey back in time to see the history and evolution of Machine Learning and computational thinking.

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Lynn Conway is a pioneering computer scientist, engineer, and transgender activist. Known for her significant contributions to computer architecture, VLSI design, and design automation, she developed innovative methods and tools for designing complex integrated circuits and laid the foundation for modern chip design practices. Learn more about this inspiring woman here!

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Ajay Bhatt is a computer engineer who is widely recognized as one of the key inventors of the Universal Serial Bus (USB). His work has had a profound impact on the electronics industry in countless ways; including the standardization of interfaces, increased data transfer speeds, and improved power management. Learn more about him and USB technology here!

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We're wrapping up Women's History Month by talking about the influence of work traditionally done by women on the fields of computer science and engineering. From using binary code to manually weaving memory cores for the Apollo Missions, women have been at the forefront of many innovations in the industry without proper credit.

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Women's History is being celebrated all month, and we have another story about an influential woman in science for you! Gladys West is an American mathematician who made significant contributions to the development of the Global Positioning System (GPS) by developing satellite geodesy models. Learn more about her here!

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Happy Women's History Month! Today we're sharing the story of Hedy Lamarr, who was a Hollywood actress in the 1940s as well as an inventor who holds the patent for frequency hopping, which is used in wireless communications today like WiFi and Bluetooth!

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Computer scientist and engineer Mark Dean is credited with helping develop multiple major technologies, among them the Industry Standard Architecture system bus, the color PC monitor and the first gigahertz chip. Learn more about his history with IBM and his breakthroughs in computer engineering here!

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February is Black History Month, and we want to take some time to highlight the work of black scientists and engineers whose work influences our industry and the world around us. Today we want to tell you about Otis Boykin, an engineer and inventor who holds numerous patents for electrical components, including one for the wire precision resistor!

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The human urges to make up stories and look up at the night sky are nothing new. You might be able to track stars or calculate orbits with your new limited edition Constellation Board, but what did astronomers do before computers? Join me on a journey back in time to find out how astronomy has evolved since ancient times!

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Today is for Oscilloscopes, a marvelous measurement tool that has contributed significantly to the success of SparkFun. Read about the history and evolution of this tremendous technology.

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