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Issue 1 • Jan. 2008

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  • [Front cover - IEEE Spectrum - Jan 2008]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): c1
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  • IEEE Spectrum - Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):1 - 3
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  • Contributors

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  • Back story

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 6
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  • Spectral Lines - Technology Innovation is Spectrum's Message, Whatever the Medium

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

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 10
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  • Searching the sky

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):13 - 14
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  • NTT Develops a Smell-o-Phone

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 14
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    Not content to serve only its customers' eyes and ears, Japan's NTT Communications, of Tokyo, has just finished testing an Internet-connected odor-delivery system to be used by retailers and restaurants to attract customers. View full abstract»

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  • The other digital divide [news brief]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 16
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  • Chip Design Hardwires Security

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 16
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    Computer security is war. Security experts are in a constant arms race against the ingenuity of hackers. New microprocessor architecture keeps hackers at bay without compromising security. View full abstract»

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  • Book-Scanning Robots Digitize Delicate Texts

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 18
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  • Microscopic Microwave Oven [news brief]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 20
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  • Engineers graduate from New Afghan Military Academy

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 20
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  • A weaker, Cheaper MRI

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 21
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    The first images of a human brain using magnetic fields a hundred-thousandth the strength of conventional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), paving the way for lower cost medical images that might be better at detecting tumors. To detect the weaker signals, an array of seven supersensitive magnetometers called superconducting quantum interference devices, or SQUIDs is used. View full abstract»

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  • The big picture - Laptop Orchestra

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):22 - 23
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  • Technical publications and the Internet [Reflections]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 25
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  • Engineer Turned Jet Jockey [Careers]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):26 - 27
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    The paper talks about the life of Richard Rickard, his switch from being an electrical engineer to a fighter pilot. View full abstract»

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  • Im doing fine [tools&toys]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):27 - 28
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  • Preparing for the worst (review of The Next Catastrophe: Reducing Our Vulnerabilities to Natural, Industrial, and Terrorist Disasters by Perrow, C.; 2007) [books]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):28 - 29
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  • Why Losers?

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):30 - 31
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    Why do we use valuable magazine pages to slap around earnest, well-meaning start-ups? We don't do this because we're mean spirited. We do it because we care. View full abstract»

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  • Winner: Geophysics Solving the Oil Equation

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):32 - 36
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    In this paper, the Kaleidoscope code is developed and used as a seismic imaging tool for oil exploration. View full abstract»

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  • LOSER: Climate Engineering Algae Bloom Climate-change Scheme Doomed

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):37 - 38
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    Foster City-based Planktos's main goal is to spread iron dust over great swaths of the ocean, where it will feed vast blooms of surface phytoplankton that will suck carbon dioxide out of the seawater, which would later be replaced by carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. The idea behind the iron-dust scheme is that the element is the pivotal ingredient that determines how much phytoplankton can grow... View full abstract»

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  • Winner: Semiconductors The Ultimate Dielectrics is ... Nothing

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):39 - 42
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    This paper presents IBM air gap technology, in which wires are placed in vacuum to speed chips and save power. View full abstract»

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  • Loser: Consumer - Satellite TV Soccer Moms Will Hate

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):43 - 44
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    Sirius, first demonstrated, satellite TV for cars at the January 2003 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. They developed an impressive new transmission technology that breaks up the video signal and combines chunks of it with each of the more than 130 radio channels that fill Sirius's allocated 12.5 megahertz of spectrum. Existing radio receivers screen out that signal as noise, but the new TV... View full abstract»

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  • Winner: Software - Make Your Very Own Virtual World With Olive

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):45 - 47
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    Forterra's OLIVE software makes the business of virtual-world environments real. OLIVE creates virtual worlds for customers in health care, the military, and the media. One main difference between an OLIVE world and other virtual worlds is the OLIVE world's "purpose-driven" intent. Rather than make the kind of free-form environment found in EverQuest, OLIVE's customers want worlds that impart part... View full abstract»

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