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  • IEEE Spectrum - Front cover

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  • Table of contents

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  • Shaking up shipbuilding [Back Story]

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  • Contributors

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  • What Frankenstein can teach engineers [Spectral Lines]

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  • "Neural tourniquet" zaps a nerve to stop bleeding [News]

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  • Self-healing transistors for chip-scale starships [News]

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  • 4 New ways to store renewable energy with water [News]

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  • Cool runnings [The Big Picture]

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  • Building a better mousetrap [Resources_Hands On]

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  • FBI agent Mitchell Thompson [Resources_Careers]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): 21
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  • The music man [Resources_Geek Life]

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  • H-1B visas by the numbers [Resources_at Work]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): 23
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  • Diesel engine at 120 [Numbers Don’t Lie]

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  • Data divination [Technically Speaking by Paull McFedries]

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  • Autonomous ships on the high seas

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):26 - 31
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    It's midnight on the North Atlantic, where a massive container ship receives the latest weather report. There's a nasty storm brewing ahead. Quietly, the ship changes course and speed, to skirt the worst of it and ensure an on-time arrival at its destination. The ship's owners and the harbormaster at its next port of call are advised of the revised route. And as it nears shore, the giant ship must... View full abstract»

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  • Second life founder's second act

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):32 - 37
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    Philip Rosedale, the Willy Wonka of virtual reality, is giving me a tour of his bustling office in San Francisco in August when his blue eyes sparkle with a better idea. "Let's just go in-world instead," he suggests. I follow him to a windowless back room. Waiting there for us are a large HDTV screen, a computer, a few cardboard boxes, and two small, black infrared light-emitting beacons that poin... View full abstract»

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  • The automotive future belongs to fuel cells range, adaptability, and refueling time will ultimately put hydrogen fuel cells ahead of batteries

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    You'd have to be completely uninterested in cars or any other type of transportation not to recognize that automobiles are undergoing a major transition. They no longer run solely on internalcombustion engines and burn petroleum-based fuels. Nowadays, consumers routinely purchase vehicles that run in part or entirely on electricity. There are different forces behind this colossal shift. For one, e... View full abstract»

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  • The people's grid

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    In the industrialized world, the power grid is so reliable that we take it for granted. But in India, where blackouts are a sad fact of daily life, being connected to the grid is no guarantee of reliable electricity. In a 2015 study of villages in six Indian states, for example, the vast majority reported having fewer than 4 hours of electricity per day; nearly half of the households that reported... View full abstract»

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  • When lasers took flight [Past Forward]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): 56
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