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Issue 5 • May 2017

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  • IEEE Spectrum - Front cover

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  • Table of contents

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  • Fighting Stigma With High Tech [Back Story]

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  • Contributors

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  • Electronic license plates for drones [Spectral Lines]

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  • Has Intel created a universal memory technology? [News]

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  • 3D X-ray tech for easy reverse engineering of ICs [News]

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  • Trump's plans could scuttle new Hybrid Car Tech in U.S. [News]

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  • A new silicon PV record [News]

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  • Dance enhancer [The Big Picture]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):16 - 17
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  • Some assembly (language) required - Three games that make low-level coding fun [Resources_Geek Life]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):19 - 20
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  • Build your own Amazon Echo - Turn a PI into a voice controlled gadget [Resources_Hands on]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):20 - 21
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  • Profile: enviro power - This company is bringing microcogeneration to the U.S. [Resources_Startups]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): 22
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  • Earphone showdown, part 2 - The DQSM D2, LKER I8, and Crazy Cello [Resources_Review]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): 23
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  • Unemployment: Pick a number [Numbers Don't Lie]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): 24
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  • The counterintuitive cloud [Reflections]

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  • The lost picture show

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    When the renowned cinematogr apher Emmanuel Lubezki began planning to shoot the wilderness drama The Revenant, he decided that to capture the stark, frozen beauty of a Canadian winter, he would use no artificial light, instead relying on sunlight, moonlight, and fire. He also planned to use traditional film cameras for most of the shooting, reserving digital cameras for low-light scenes. He quickl... View full abstract»

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  • The PIT boss

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):32 - 50
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    Remember vinyl records? More specifically, do you remember the way vinyl records skip when they're dusty or scratched? Let me assume you're old enough to recall that annoyance, or perhaps you've experienced that vintage technology more recently. Now think back to when you got your first CD. Small and shiny, packing 74 minutes of music, it seemed magical, even more magical when you noticed that you... View full abstract»

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  • Invasion of the hardware snatchers

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):36 - 41
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    In February 2014, the FBI charged a Florida man, Marc Heera, with selling a cloned version of the Hondata s300, a plug-in module for the engine computer that reads data from sensors in Honda cars and automatically adjusts the air-fuel mixture, idle speed, and other factors to improve performance. The plug-in also allows users to monitor the engine via Bluetooth and make their own adjustments. The ... View full abstract»

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  • AI medicine comes to Africa's rural clinics

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    In rural health clinics across Kenya, women have started showing up with a surprising request: They've come for their "cervical selfies." ¶ Their enthusiasm is a good omen for a public health campaign against cervical cancer now under way in six African countries. Using an optical accessory that snaps onto any Android smartphone and makes use of its camera, health workers are examining women ... View full abstract»

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  • Dr. Taylor's X-Ray machine [Past Forward]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): 56
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