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Issue 4 • April 2011

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  • IEEE Spectrum - Front cover

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): c1
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  • Table of contents

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  • Back Story

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  • Contributors

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 6
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  • Jobless innovation [Spectral Lines]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 8
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  • One Million Plug-in Cars by 2015? [Update]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):11 - 13
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  • Drawing Diodes

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 13
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  • Earthquakes Hinder Green Energy Plans [Update]

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  • The Sun's in Your Eyes [Update]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 18
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  • Off The Wall

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):20 - 21
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  • Top 10 Tech Cars 2011

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):28 - 39
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    After being pummeled by economic storms, the world's major automakers are bruised but still standing. You'd think they'd be playing it safe, but many of them are actually doubling down on technology, seeing it as the only way to seize a competitive edge and thereby avoid the fate of Pontiac, Hummer, Mercury, and other brands that went extinct because they couldn't keep pace. View full abstract»

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  • Acting Like a Nerd [Geek life]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 22
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  • A Car That's Faster Than a Speeding Bullet

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 23
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  • The Shape of Things to Come [Hands on]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):24 - 25
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  • Civility of Climate [reviews of "Fixing the Sky: The Checkered History of Weather and Climate Control" (Fleming, J.R.; 2010) and "Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming (Oreskes, N; 2010)]

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  • The Locavore's Dilemma [Technically speaking]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 27
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  • Cognitive radio games

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):40 - 56
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    As our radios get smarter, they'll be competing for over-crowded airwaves. Game theory can make them cooperate. The cognitive-radio game the author sketched here is admittedly an idealization. Things rapidly become more complicated when you consider more realistic spectrum-sharing situations. For some frequency bands, for example, a primary licensee will be involved, in which case you need to figu... View full abstract»

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  • Lights Out

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):44 - 52
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    After a reign of more than 130 years, the incandescent lightbulb has earned a spot in the pantheon of the most successful technologies humankind has ever produced. It casts its glow in homes, businesses, and societies that would be almost unrecognizable to those who first delighted in its rays, like tiny suns in graceful glass. Along with the landline telephone and the internal combustion engine, ... View full abstract»

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  • China's Supercomputing Prowess [The data]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 64
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