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Issue 7 • Date July 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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  • Casting for complexity [Back Story]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 4
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  • Contributors

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 6
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  • More cyberattacks or just more media attention? [Spectral Lines]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 8
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  • Supercomputers predict a stormy hurricane season

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):11 - 12
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  • A living laser

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 12
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  • The Einstein telescope

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 14
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  • Flywheels keep the grid in tune

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):16 - 18
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  • Superconductor logic goes low-power

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):18 - 20
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  • Reflecting back in time [The Big Picture]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):22 - 23
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  • Internet TV: almost ready for prime time [Tools & Toys]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):24 - 26
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  • Building your own arcade game [Hands On]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):26 - 27
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    The ultimate home video-game experience needs a big cabinet and flashing lights - First there were pinball machines. Then came video games, with far more computing and graphics power than you could get at home. Two generations later, home PCs have so far outstripped those early arcade machines that emulating old game programs in software is trivial. View full abstract»

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  • Weight loss surgery as systems engineering [Geek Life]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 28
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    Plastic surgeon Gary Horndeski's new surgical techniques decrease appetite - Gary Horndeski was early into his plastic surgery practice in the 1990s when he noticed that his tummy tuck patients continued to lose excess fat and maintain their new weights without trying. He says he might have shrugged it off as a coincidence if it weren't for his engineering background. Instead, he speculated that a... View full abstract»

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  • In research, the problem is the problem [Reflections]

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  • The autism defense

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):32 - 37
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    A FEW MONTHS AFTER THE WORLD TRADE center attacks, a strange message appeared on a U.S. Army computer: "Your security system is crap," it read. "I am Solo. I will continue to disrupt at the highest levels." Solo scanned thousands of U.S. government machines and discovered glaring security flaws by DAVID in many or them. Between February 2001 and March 2002, Solo broke into almost a hundred PCs wit... View full abstract»

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  • Topological insulators

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):38 - 57
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    In science, the usual order is that experiments reveal something and then theorists explain it afterward, if at all. A classic example is superconductivity. It was first noticed in 1911, but it took theorists nearly 50 years to come up with an explanation, and even that explanation does not apply to every superconducting material. But once in a while, we theorists hit on things all by ourselves. A... View full abstract»

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  • The soul of the virtual machine

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):44 - 59
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    Java's ability to run on many different kinds of computers grew out of software devised decades before - The enduring appeal of Java isn't hard to understand: With Java, you write code once and it can run on almost any modern computer or operating system-PC or Mac, Windows, Linux, OS X, whatever. It works that way because the Java compiler turns the source code into a kind of ersatz machine code t... View full abstract»

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  • Turning sweat into watts

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):50 - 55
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    Walk into a spinning class at the New York sports clubs facility on Eighth Avenue and West 23rd street in Manhattan and you'll find 20 sweaty people furiously pedaling their stationary bikes. Look closely and you'll notice something unusual about this workout: Each of the bikes is attached to a black box with wires running out of it. The box is a compact generator that converts the motion of the w... View full abstract»

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  • China rising: international patent applications [The Data]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 68
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