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Issue 3 • Date March 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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  • Back story

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

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 6
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  • Spectral Lines [Winged Victory: Fly-Size Wing Flapper Lifts Off]

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

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 10
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  • The Church of Microsoft

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 11 - 12
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  • Dust-Devil Dynamo

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 12
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  • A New Light Source for EUV Lithography

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 14
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  • Silicon SIivers for Flexible Circuits

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 15
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  • News Brief [EYE-PODS]

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 15
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  • Blu-ray's Empty Victory

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 16
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  • The Big Picture [Eye Candy]

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 18
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  • US engineers and the flat earth [Reflections]

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 19
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  • Careers [Oscar-winning Software]

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 21 - 22
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  • Copying NASA's Mistakes (a review of Energiya-Buran: The Soviet Space Shuttle by B. Hendricks and B. Vis; 2007) [Books]

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 22
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  • Tools & Toys [Robotic Photographers]

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 23
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  • Invention [Software Patents 101]

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 24
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  • Fly, Robot, Fly

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 25 - 29
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    There is no more rewarding moment for roboticists than when they first see their creations begin to twitch with a glimmer of life. For me, that moment of paternal pride came a year ago this month, when my artificial fly first flexed its wings and flew. It began when I took a stick-thin winged robot, not much larger than a fingertip, and anchored it between two taut wires, rather like a miniature s... View full abstract»

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  • The Lady and the Li-ion

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 30 - 36
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    Laptops desperately need a better Lithium-ion battery. Boston-Power's Christina Lampe-Onnerud says she's got it. Your world increasingly runs on lithium-ion batteries. Chances are good that your phone, laptop, camera, portable music and video players, radios, and game consoles keep going only as long as there are lithium ions churning around inside them. Lithium-ion batteries are getting into your... View full abstract»

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  • Wind Power in Paradise

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 38 - 45
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    The paper discusses how an international team of engineers brought wind power to the Galapagos Islands. The san cristobal system is a wind-diesel hybrid. The electricity generated by the wind turbines and by three diesel generators converges at the substation before being transmitted to town. View full abstract»

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  • People Who Read This Article Also Read...

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 46 - 60
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    The recommendation systems that suggest books at amazon and movies at NETFLIX will soon bring you personalized news. View full abstract»

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  • Electronic Noses Sniff Success

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 50 - 56
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    E-nose technology has quietly advanced during the past two decades. Commercial models equipped with sensor arrays came to market in the mid-1990s, and today they're used to distinguish wines, analyze food flavors, and sort lumber. Benchtop systems are also used in the pharmaceutical, food, cosmetics, and packaging industries, while smaller, portable units are used to monitor air quality. But these... View full abstract»

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  • Supply Risk, Scarcity, and Cellphones [the data]

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 76
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    Wale University industrial ecologist Thomas E. Graedel likes to point out in his lectures that when you hold a cellphone, you're holding half the periodic table of elements in your hand. The number of minerals used in electronics has ballooned over the years, and now the industry finds itself highly dependent on some substances whose supply is more precarious than we'd like. Graedel was part of a ... View full abstract»

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