IEEE Spectrum

Issue 9 • September 2017

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  • IEEE Spectrum - Front cover

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  • Table of contents

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  • On a Wing and a Whisper [Back Story]

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  • Contributors

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  • A $2 Million Contest Seeks Solutions [Spectral Lines]

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  • A language for the internet of underwater things [News]

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  • Biocomputer and memory built inside living bacteria [News]

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  • Customers seek 100-percentrenewable grids [News]

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  • Booze-sniffing electronic nose showcases 3D nanosystems [News]

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  • Sealed for safekeeping [The Big Picture]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):16 - 17
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  • Wi-fi + HD video + drones = still wobbly [Resources_Hands On]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):19 - 20
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  • Is it time to become a blockchain developer? [Resources_Careers]

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  • Scott page [Resources_Q&A]

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  • Bluefin tuna: Fast, but maybe not fast enough [Numbers Don't Lie]

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  • The structure of scaling [Resources]

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  • Fly the electric skies

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    When you first sit in the cockpit of an electric-powered airplane, you see nothing out of the ordinary. However, touch the Start button and it strikes you immediately: an eerie silence. There is no roar, no engine vibration, just the hum of electricity and the soft whoosh of the propeller. You can converse easily with the person in the next seat, without headphones. The silence is a boon to both t... View full abstract»

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  • Throwing computing into reverse

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):32 - 37
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    For More Than 50 Years, computers have made steady and dramatic improvements, all thanks to Moore's Law- the exponential increase over time in the number of transistors that can be fabricated on an integrated circuit of a given size. Moore's Law owed its success to the fact that as transistors were made smaller, they became simultaneously cheaper, faster, and more energy efficient. The payoff from... View full abstract»

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  • Flying cell towers to the rescue

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    YOU'VE JUST SETTLED DOWN on the couch when a sudden jolt rattles you so hard that you spill hot coffee in your lap. The walls of your home split and collapse, pinning you beneath a section of roofing. Then the motion stops. Heart pounding, you reach for the smartphone in your pocket, but when you try to call for help, there's no service. Because the earthquake has demolished the nearest cell tower... View full abstract»

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  • Brain racers

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    In October 2016, inside a sold-out arena in Zurich, a man named Numa Poujouly steered his wheelchair up to the central podium. As the Swiss national anthem played, organizers of the world's first cyborg Olympics hung a gold medal around Poujouly's neck. The 30-yearold, who became paralyzed after a bicycle accident in his teens, had triumphed in the tournament's most futuristic event: a video-game-... View full abstract»

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  • I tymshare do you? [Past Forward]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): 60
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