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Issue 2 • Date Feb. 2005

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  • Tools & Toys: A Better Light Bulb?

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s): 49
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  • Strange bedfellows [semiconductor technology]

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):14 - 15
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    Silicon is the stuff of memories and microprocessors. III-V semiconductors-compounds made of elements inhabiting the third and fifth columns of the periodic table, like gallium arsenide-are the stuff of high-frequency communications chips, LEDs, and solid-state lasers. But these two types of materials have never been able to live together on the same chip. Now, researchers in Europe have found tha... View full abstract»

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  • Spectral Lines: Natural Disaster and The Human Factor

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s): 8
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  • Progress

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s): 52
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  • Progress

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    Tongue diagnosis, glowing microchips, and stretchy circuits are all part of today's bleeding edge: Computers that perform tongue diagnosis, a traditional Chinese medicine technique; Chip testing using light emitted from a transistor that is proportional to leakage current and stretchable circuits. View full abstract»

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  • Photo Essay : The Long and Winding Road

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):18 - 19
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  • U.S. Deploys Missile Defense System

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):10 - 13
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  • Forum

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s): 6
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  • Craig Nance: Engineer to the stars

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):31 - 32
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    Craig Nance keeps the world's largest optical telescopes running for the W.M. Keck Observatory in Waimea, Hawaii. He gets a sneak peak at news-making astronomical discoveries; lives, works, plays golf, and enjoys sunset drives with his wife, Laura, on the Big Island of Hawaii. View full abstract»

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  • Claude Gagnon: the all-terrain engineer

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):28 - 29
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    Claude Gagnon leads a team working to improve snowmobiles, watercraft, and all-terrain vehicles for Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. He works for Company Facilities in Valcourt, Que., Canada, and Palm Say, Fla. He gets to test one-of-a-kind prototype vehicles; goes with co-workers on long rides on trails, lakes, and rivers in Canada and the United States; travels to watch snowmobile and ATV r... View full abstract»

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  • SSci/Tech Museums

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s): 55
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  • Technically Speaking: The iPod People

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s): 76
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  • The Back Story: Russian Renaissance Man

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s): 5
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  • IBM reclaims supercomputer lead

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):15 - 16
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    IBM reclaims supercomputer lead. IBM's Blue Gene/L , to be delivered this spring to the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Calif., took the top spot, with a performance of 70.72 teraflops (trillion floating-point operations per second). Silicon Graphics' Columbia, built for NASA and named after the space shuttle lost in 2003, came in second, at 51.87 teraflops. The... View full abstract»

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  • Ayanna Howard: robot wrangler

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):21 - 22
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    Ayanna Howard develops autonomous robots for NASAs jet propulsion laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. Her robots could end up exploring Mars and beyond. View full abstract»

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  • Russians propose a new space shuttle

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):13 - 14
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    Late last year Russia's S.P. Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation Energia (known as RKK) revealed detailed plans for a next generation reusable space orbiter, dubbed the Kliper (Clipper in English). The Kliper could be, in effect, the successor to the U.S space shuttle- perhaps as the vehicle of choice in a joint Russian-European space program. The 13-Ton Kliper will be capable of making 25 flight... View full abstract»

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  • Ian Caven: he had to be in pictures [image processing techniques]

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):24 - 25
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    Ian Caven works in research and development of image processing techniques for the movie industry at Lowry Digital Images Inc. He tackles unique problems with complete technical freedom; the results of his work are widely appreciated even if his name isn't known. View full abstract»

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  • Chip making's singular future

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):40 - 45
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    Making chips a single wafer at a time can reduce chip oversupply and help ensure sustainable growth in the semiconductor industry. View full abstract»

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  • Dream Jobs 2005

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):20 - 21
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  • Bill Woodcock: on an internet odyssey

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):26 - 28
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    Bill Woodcock designs and installs Internet exchanges around the world. He works for Packet Clearing House everywhere, except Antarctica. He travels to remote and exotic corners of the world; solves technical challenges on the fly with a minimum of resources, making people's lives better. View full abstract»

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  • The gay engineer [equal opportunities]

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):47 - 48
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    Timothy Meyer started a new job last year, soon after he received his master's in electrical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. At work, he doesn't bring up his personal life, because he's afraid of being discriminated against or even fired. Meyer is gay. The fact remains that in the U.S. workplace, as in society, gays and lesbians are not yet recognized as a group that deserves benefi... View full abstract»

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  • The body shops

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):34 - 39
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    The latest breed of replacement organs is a combination of chip technology and living tissue. The current effort is focused on so-called biohybrid or bioartificial organs, which combine living cells with materials such as silicon and polymers. The hybrid organs get their structure from the inorganic material while relying on living tissue, grown from cadavers, animals, or, one day, from the patien... View full abstract»

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  • Open-source media [mobile multimedia software]

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):50 - 51
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    Multimedia is opening up a vast new frontier for software companies, thanks to the rapid growth of broadband connections to desktop computers and ever more capable cell-phones and wireless PDAs. RealNetworks is about to find out if its open-source gambit is going to pay off, as the first wave of Helix-powered hardware reaches the market. So far, only a handful of such devices have been released, i... View full abstract»

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  • Fritz Morgan: LEDs into gold

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):22 - 23
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    Fritz Morgen researches and designs LED-based lighting systems for theatrical, architectural, retail, and other clients for Color Kinetics Inc. in Boston. He works with top theatrical designers and architects all over the world to create novel lighting effects and one-of-a-kind installations. View full abstract»

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  • Crash ABM Deployment

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s): 11
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