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Issue 5 • Date May 2008

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  • [Front cover]

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  • Table of contents

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  • Back story: Her First DARPATech

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  • Contributors

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  • Spectral lines: It's Not Easy Being Lean

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  • Forum

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  • Update: China Doubles Wind Watts

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 11 - 12
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  • Update: Taiwanese Software Spots Stock-Market Stinkers

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  • Update: Energy-Efficient Ethernet

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  • News brief: I See You

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  • Update: A Difficult Time For Depression Devices

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  • Update: Ausra Makes Solar Thermal Simple and Cheap

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  • The big picture: "Super Bowl" Canceled?

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  • Zipf drive [Reflections]

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  • Careers: Survivor: The Office

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  • Books: In Defense of Dumb [review of The Design of Future Things (D.A. Norman; 2007)]

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  • Mini-profile: Jeannine Mosely: Paper Sculptor

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  • Media: The Mash Monsters

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  • Tools & toys: N800 Fights the Bad Guys

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  • The New Economics of Semiconductor Manufacturing

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 24 - 29
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    This article deals with the Toyota Production System that has been applied to integrated chip making. Even more important, Toyota's approach to mass production has produced bountiful profits. These early results point to the new economics of semiconductor manufacturing and that this will have a profound and lasting effect on the industry and create new opportunities for growth. View full abstract»

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  • Plugging Away In A Prius

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 30 - 48
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    The paper discusses how Jonathan Sawyer changed his car into a hybrid electric vehicle. This paper also studies changing into lithium-ion batteries to increase the capacity. View full abstract»

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  • The Hunt For The Kill Switch

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    This paper has described the issues on electronic circuits which are made for military equipments.The DoD of U.S. recently launched its most ambitious program yet to verify the integrity of the electronics that will underpin future additions to its arsenal. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the Pentagon's R&D wing, and released details about a three-year initiative it calls the Trust in Integrated Circuits program. The findings from the program could give the military and defense contractors who make sensitive microelectronics like the weapons systems for the F-35 a guaranteed method of determining whether their chips have been compromised. The Trust program started its prequalifying rounds by sending to three contractors four identical versions of a chip that contained unspecified malicious circuitry, though U.S. military consumes only 1% of world's integrated circuits. View full abstract»

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  • Gordon Moore's Next Act

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    The paper presents an interview with Gordon Moore, the proponent of Moore's law. It features Mr. Moore's activities since his retirement from Intel. View full abstract»

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  • the data: 37 Years of Moore's Law

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    From 2300 transistors on an Intel 4004 chip to the forest of 2 billion transistors residing on the latest generation of Intel microprocessors, Gordon E. Moore's famous law has guided the steady shrinking of transistors and their consequent density on microchips. That doubling about every two years is how we went from Pong in 1972 to the astonishing real-time rendering of hair that moves according to the laws of real-world physics in the video game Heavenly Sword in 2007. Technological advances like personal computers, the Internet, and video games drove these complementary slopes of cost decline and processing power growth. But just as in the chicken-and-the-egg scenario, those slopes were also the driving force behind the consequent technological advances. View full abstract»

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