IEEE Spectrum

Issue 2 • February 2018

Filter Results

Displaying Results 1 - 20 of 20
  • IEEE Spectrum - Front cover

    Publication Year: 2018, Page(s): c1
    Request permission for commercial reuse | |PDF file iconPDF (2539 KB)
    Freely Available from IEEE
  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2018, Page(s):1 - 2
    Request permission for commercial reuse | |PDF file iconPDF (272 KB)
    Freely Available from IEEE
  • Stage fright [Back Story]

    Publication Year: 2018, Page(s): 3
    Request permission for commercial reuse | |PDF file iconPDF (1253 KB)
    Freely Available from IEEE
  • Contributors

    Publication Year: 2018, Page(s): 4
    Request permission for commercial reuse | |PDF file iconPDF (117 KB)
    Freely Available from IEEE
  • Labor of love: Re-creating the burned hp archives [Spectral Lines]

    Publication Year: 2018, Page(s): 6
    Request permission for commercial reuse | |PDF file iconPDF (801 KB)
    Freely Available from IEEE
  • Rooting for robots at the Winter Olympics

    Publication Year: 2018, Page(s):7 - 8
    Request permission for commercial reuse | |PDF file iconPDF (283 KB)
    Freely Available from IEEE
  • Utilities bury transmission lines

    Publication Year: 2018, Page(s):9 - 10
    Request permission for commercial reuse | |PDF file iconPDF (295 KB)
    Freely Available from IEEE
  • Magnetic hammer propels tiny medical bot

    Publication Year: 2018, Page(s):10 - 11
    Request permission for commercial reuse | |PDF file iconPDF (181 KB)
    Freely Available from IEEE
  • Cobalt could untangle chips' wiring problems

    Publication Year: 2018, Page(s):12 - 13
    Request permission for commercial reuse | |PDF file iconPDF (1728 KB)
    Freely Available from IEEE
  • Dog's-Eye View [The Big Picture]

    Publication Year: 2018, Page(s):14 - 15
    Request permission for commercial reuse | |PDF file iconPDF (4199 KB)
    Freely Available from IEEE
  • Build a nixie-S style clock without the fuss

    Publication Year: 2018, Page(s):19 - 20
    Request permission for commercial reuse | |PDF file iconPDF (3980 KB)
    Freely Available from IEEE
  • Solving Leibniz's last puzzle [Resources Geek_Life]

    Publication Year: 2018, Page(s): 21
    Request permission for commercial reuse | |PDF file iconPDF (788 KB)
    Freely Available from IEEE
  • More documentaries for engineers [Resources Reviews]

    Publication Year: 2018, Page(s): 22
    Request permission for commercial reuse | |PDF file iconPDF (635 KB)
    Freely Available from IEEE
  • Lessons learned from a troubled launch [Resources Q&A]

    Publication Year: 2018, Page(s): 23
    Request permission for commercial reuse | |PDF file iconPDF (463 KB)
    Freely Available from IEEE
  • February 1878: The first phonograph

    Publication Year: 2018, Page(s): 24
    Request permission for commercial reuse | |PDF file iconPDF (523 KB)
    Freely Available from IEEE
  • What watts from yonder window flow?

    Publication Year: 2018, Page(s):27 - 51
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract |PDF file iconPDF (7127 KB)

    The view from the office of Ioannis Papakonstantinou at University College London affords a great perspective on a wasted opportunity. He points to the university hospital, a tall oblong block adorned with decorative green glass strips. They look modern but serve no purpose. They don’t even let in light. View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • A mighty antenna from a tiny CubeSat grows

    Publication Year: 2018, Page(s):32 - 37
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract |PDF file iconPDF (14480 KB)

    By packing big antennas into small satellites, JPL engineers are making space science cheap View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Not your Father's analog computer

    Publication Year: 2018, Page(s):38 - 43
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract |PDF file iconPDF (4309 KB)

    WHEN NEIL ARMSTRONG and Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon in 1969 as part of the Apollo 11 mission, it was perhaps the greatest achievement in the history of engineering. Many people don't realize, though, that an important ingredient in the success of the Apollo missions and their predecessors were analog and hybrid (analog- digital) computers, which NASA used for simulations and in some cases even ... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Hans Peter Luhn and the birth of the hashing algorithm

    Publication Year: 2018, Page(s):44 - 49
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract |PDF file iconPDF (7194 KB)

    NOVEMBER 1958, AT A SIX-DAY INTERNATIONAL CONFERence devoted to scientific information, the inventor Hans Peter Luhn demonstrated a series of his electromechanical machines. They looked rather ordinary. Much like other computing devices of the day, they were boxy and utilitarian, designed to scoop and sort tall stacks of punch cards into slots and bins. View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Computing by slide rule

    Publication Year: 2018, Page(s): 56
    Request permission for commercial reuse | |PDF file iconPDF (1206 KB)
    Freely Available from IEEE

Aims & Scope

IEEE Spectrum Magazine, the flagship publication of the IEEE, explores the development, applications and implications of new technologies.

Full Aims & Scope

Meet Our Editors

Editor-in-Chief
Susan Hassler
IEEE Spectrum Magazine