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Issue 4 • Date April 2010

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  • IEEE Spectrum - Front cover

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

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):2 - 3
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  • Gone in 22 hours

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

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): 6
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  • Tesla tragedy: How much engineers matter

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): 8
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  • Forum

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): 10
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  • U.A. Air Force launches secret flying twinkie

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):11 - 12
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  • A robot in the kitchen

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):12 - 13
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  • Too big to hack

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): 13
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  • Chipmakers bet on a stacked deck

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): 14
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  • Good to the last volt

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): 16
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  • Reverse engineering the human face

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): 18
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  • The big picture

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):20 - 21
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  • Little big cameras

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):22 - 23
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  • A garden of mathematical delights [review of "Sphere packing, Lewis Carroll, and Reversi" (Gardner, M.; 2009)]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): 23
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  • Board certified

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):24 - 25
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  • Film preview: Hubble 3D

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): 26
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  • Your attention, please!

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): 27
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    When the cardiologists Meyer Friedman and Ray Rosenman were researching personality types in the 1950s, they coined the term hurry sickness to describe the tendency to perform tasks quickly and to get flustered when encountering delays. By 1959 they had refined this to the now-classic term type A personality, a key element of which was a "harrying sense of time urgency." View full abstract»

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  • Top ten tech cars - 2010

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):28 - 58
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    For at least a decade, carmakers have been professing their deep and abiding interest in electric-drive vehicles whenever possible. But until recently, it wasn't always clear which of them were really sincere. View full abstract»

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  • Space invaders

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):39 - 43
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    This paper discusses the damages to satellites due to shooting stars, meteor shower, technical snag or unknown reasons. Space contains such a large space that it becomes so difficult to predict what can go wrong in space. Space agencies all over the world often struggle to figure out what has happened when some piece of hardware in orbit goes haywire. The most important point is that how can engin... View full abstract»

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  • The man who made a copy of himself

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):44 - 56
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    Hiroshi Ishiguro, a roboticist at Osaka University, in Japan, has, as you might expect, built many robots. But his latest aren't run-of-the-mill automatons. Ishiguro's recent creations look like normal people. One is an android version of a middleaged family man-himself. View full abstract»

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  • The Middle East's first synchrotron is in peril

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):48 - 53
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    Three years ago, Amor Nadji and three young engineers piled into a van in Amman, Jordan, and drove 30 kilometers northeast to the city of Zarqa. The engineers' mission was to salvage the then-25-year-old particle accelerator and turn it into a first-rate machine. This supermicroscope, called SESAME (for Synchrotron-light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East) would enable sc... View full abstract»

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  • Ipods and ipads: Better than diamonds

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): 68
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    Is the Apple iPad a computer or an entertainment device? If Apple's recent history is a guide, it's the latter. After all, Apple is no longer mainly a computer manufacturer. Last year, computer sales accounted for less than a third of Apple's total revenues, while more than half came from iPhones, iPods, and sales of music-related products and services. View full abstract»

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