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Issue 6 • Date June 2008

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  • [Front cover - IEEE Spectrum]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): C1
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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):1 - 3
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  • backstory: of two minds

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 4
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  • Contributors

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 6
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  • Spectral lines: Un-assuming the singularity

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 9
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  • Forum

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 10
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  • Update: Researchers pencil in graphene transistors

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):13 - 14
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  • Update: Open-Source Baby

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 14
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  • Update: Putting wireless power to work smart sensors harvest

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 16
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  • Update: Tata hopes its supercomputer is a money machine

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 18
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  • Update: Buckyballs to boost flash memory

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 20
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  • News brief: Nano-pine trees

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 20
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  • Update: Radiation sensor fine-tunes cancer treatments

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 22
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  • Technically speaking: Homo Nerdus

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 24
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  • Careers: Denee Busby: technical actress

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 25
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  • Mini-profile - Gordon Clapp: the voice in your computer after starring turns

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 25
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  • How to talk like a salesman

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 26
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  • Just what do you think you're doing, Dave? [review of Digital Apollo: Human and Machine in Spaceflight (D.A. Mindell; 2008)]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):26 - 28
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  • If it's Tuesday, this must be Los Alamos [review of A Nuclear Family Vacation: Travels in the World of Atomic Weaponry (S. Weinberger and N. Hodge; 2008)]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 28
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  • Invention: the pitfalls of patent searches knowing about

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 29
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    Knowing about patents can sometimes be worse than not knowing. You can learn a lot by searching patents, but what you learn can sometimes be dangerous. If a court should ever find that you infringed on a patent knowingly, you might have to pay triple the damages, together with attorney fees. View full abstract»

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  • Tools & Toys: Securing your laptop

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 30
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  • Waiting for the rapture

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):32 - 35
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    This special report examines the concept and the reality of the singularity. It introduces the articles that comprise this special issue on the subject. View full abstract»

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  • The consciousness conundrum

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):36 - 41
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    Notably, singularity enthusiasts tend to be computer specialists, such as the author and retired computer scientist Vernor Vinge, the roboticist Hans Moravec, and the entrepreneur Ray Kurzweil. Intoxicated by the explosive progress of information technologies captured by Moore's Law, such singularitarians foresee a "merger of biological and nonbiological intelligence," as Kurzweil puts it, that wi... View full abstract»

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  • Who's who in the singularity

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):42 - 43
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  • Economics of the singularity

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):45 - 50
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    Our global economy would stupefy a Roman merchant as much as the Roman economy would have confounded a caveman. But we would be similarly amazed to see the economy that awaits our grandchildren, for I expect it to follow a societal discontinuity more dramatic than those brought on by the agricultural and industrial revolutions. The key, of course, is technology. A revolutionary speedup in economic... View full abstract»

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