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Issue 8 • Date August 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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  • A 3-D me [Back Story]

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

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 6
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  • Saving smart meters from a backlash

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 8
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  • Cisco bets on South Korean smart city

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):11 - 12
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  • Japan faces post-Fukushima power struggle

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):13 - 14
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  • A fusion thruster for space travel

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 14
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  • Photon recycling breaks solar power record

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 16
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  • Flash challengers work well at nanoscale

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 18
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  • World on a string [The Big Picture]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):20 - 21
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  • DIY essentials [Hands On]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):22 - 23
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  • Who was Shakespeare? [Geek Life]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 24
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  • Raiding Iron Man's closet [Geek Life]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 25
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  • MIT, you're not all that [Education]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 26
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  • The selfish meme

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 28
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  • Autonomous robots in the fog of war

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):30 - 57
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    Two small planes fly low over a village, methodically scanning the streets below. Within minutes, they spot their target near the edge of town. With no way to navigate through the streets, they radio for help. Soon after, a metallic blue SUV begins moving cautiously but purposefully along the dirt roads leading to town, seeking out the target's GPS coordinates. Meanwhile, the planes continue to ci... View full abstract»

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  • Magnet makeover

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):36 - 41
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    In ancient times, they were considered magical objects with supernatural powers. These days, we just stick them on our refrigerators. Yet those little magnets deserve our admiration more than ever. Take laptop computers, with their slim hard drives. It became possible to manufacture the motors for those drives only after the development of especially powerful permanent magnets in the early 1980s. ... View full abstract»

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  • Chips in space

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):42 - 47
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    This paper discusses about how satellites the size of chips could revolutionize the way we explore space. It mainly deals with exploring the potential of miniature spacecraft. View full abstract»

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  • Unidentified floating objects

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):48 - 54
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    The oceans cover nearly three-quarters of Earth's sur face, yet to this day they remain dark and largely unexplored frontiers. By casting some light on the ocean with wide-area sonar, we hope we can help to preserve marine life. Perhaps one day fixed sonar platforms will scan the ocean much as fixed radar stations currently monitor weather and bird migrations on land. If used responsibly-perhaps b... View full abstract»

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  • Could Shakespeare have tweeted Hamlet? [The Data]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 64
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