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  • IEEE Spectrum

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): c1
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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):1 - 3
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  • What's your superpower?

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): 4
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  • Contributors

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  • Target Practice

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): 8
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    Discusses how the projects in the Winners & Losers issue are chosen and evaluated. View full abstract»

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  • Forum

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): 12
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  • Speed bumps ahead for electric-vehicle charging

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):13 - 14
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    As major automakers like Nissan, Mitsubishi, General Motors, and others are preparing plug-in hybrid electric cars, electric utilities are both salivating at the business opportunity and quietly fretting over potential outages that could mar the electric-vehicle rollout. Thousands of EVs use the power grid for charging at night, using otherwise idle generating plants because of this power grids ar... View full abstract»

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  • 4G in the U.S.A.

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): 15
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    Fourth-generation wireless got its official start in the United States one year ago when Clearwire Wireless made Portland, Ore., the first city to be covered by its WiMax wireless "last mile" broadband connection. Twelve months later, the shape of wireless's future is now clearly outlined: WiMax has the early lead but will eventually be overtaken by another technology. View full abstract»

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  • Cat-brain fever

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):16 - 17
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  • Taiwan's DRAM plan fails

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):18 - 19
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    Taiwan's plan to restructure its dynamic RAM industry seems to have met its end-not with a bang but with a whimper. The plan was to consolidate the industry and acquire new technology under the banner of a new company, Taiwan Innovation Memory Co. (TIMC), created in March 2009. In mid-November, the country's lawmakers rejected the cabinet's request for the National Development Fund to invest NT $5... View full abstract»

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  • The Littlest SRAM

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): 20
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    A new type of lithography that uses an electron beam to spark a chemical reaction could provide a way to build incredibly tiny transistors, which the chipmaking industry will require in a few years. Researchers from Taiwan and the University of California, Berkeley, say they've made static RAM that anticipates 16-nanometer chip features using a new process called nanoinjection lithography. View full abstract»

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  • Formfitting, self-powered artificial retina

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): 20
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  • You've got that glow

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):22 - 23
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  • Optical lasers in a $100 cable. Really

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):24 - 25
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  • Is Facebook making us narcissists? [review of The Narcissism Epidemic: Living in the Age of Entitlement (Twenge, J. M. and Campbell, W. K.; 2009)]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): 25
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  • Divine circuitry, or circuitous divinity [review of Fractal Time: The Secret of 2012 and a New World Age (Braden, G.; 2009)]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): 25
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  • The greening of television

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): 26
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    Your giant LCD uses just as much energy as your old CRT. That's about to change. View full abstract»

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  • Robotics' wild kingdom

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): 28
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    Israeli roboticist Amir Shapiro takes his engineering cues from members of the animal kingdom, though his choices might seem unexpected: snakes and snails. Oh, and cats, too. View full abstract»

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  • Engineering peace

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): 30
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  • Driven to distraction [Reflections]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): 31
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  • Winners & losers

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): 33
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  • Chrome the conqueror

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):34 - 39
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    This article discussed the Google new online operating system that could be a Windows killer. It is a fast operating system that has a limitless resources and the entire open-source community at its disposal. View full abstract»

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  • Discharged

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):36 - 38
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    General Motors' Chevrolet Volt is a car known as a plug-in hybrid because it will get most of its power from the wall socket in a garage. The Volt is bold, cool, and technically feasible. It appeals to early adopters, and it's catnip for the automotive fan mags. To cap it off, a little creative accounting gives it the sheen of sky-high mileage, the better to offset GM's gas-guzzlers and thus meet ... View full abstract»

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  • Russia reinvents its railroad

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):40 - 45
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    It's no exaggeration that the backbone of the Russian Federation is its railways. With 85,500 kilometers of track and 664,600 railcars transporting people and goods across 11 time zones, Russian Railways is practically a force of nature. In an effort to catapult its operations into the 21st century, Russian Railways has struck a technical partnership with the U.S. computer giant IBM, based in Armo... View full abstract»

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  • Does not quantum compute

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):42 - 43
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    D-WAVE systems, a Canadian start-up, recently booted up a custom-built, multimillion-dollar, liquid-helium-cooled beast of a computer that it says runs on quantum mechanics. That's right. D-Wave, a 55-person company operating out of an office park in Burnaby, B.C., claims to have built that almost mythical machine, that holy grail of computing, the stuff of sci-fi novels and technothrillers - the ... View full abstract»

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