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Issue 11 • Date November 2011

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  • IEEE Spectrum - Front cover

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): C1
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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):1 - 3
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  • Assignment: Fukushima [Back Story]

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

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 6
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  • Covering Fukushima with a little help from our friends [Spectral lines]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 10
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  • The future of riots

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):13 - 14
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  • Extraterrestrial Abode

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 14
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  • Prospects for an artificial leaf are growing

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):15 - 16
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  • Shutdown of fukushima reactors is ahead of schedule

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):15 - 18
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  • Explaining LEDs' diminishing returns

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 20
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  • Absolutely fab

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):22 - 23
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  • A tale of two movies

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):24 - 25
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  • Gestures creep into mouse interfaces

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 26
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  • The advice business [Reflections]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 28
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  • Nuclear power after Fushima [Special report]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):30 - 33
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  • 24 hours at Fukushima

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):35 - 42
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    Sometimes it takes a disaster before we humans really figure out how to design something. In fact, sometimes it takes more than one. Millions of people had to die on highways, for example, before governments forced auto companies to get serious about safety in the 1980s. But with nuclear power, learning by disaster has never really been an option. Or so it seemed, until officials found themselves ... View full abstract»

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  • The post-Fukushima world

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):44 - 45
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    The nuclear disaster at Fukushima Dai-ichi shocked the world. As radioactive particles floated into the air, a troubling question floated into people's minds: If such a disaster could happen in technologically advanced and cautious Japan, were their own countries packed with accidents waiting to happen? View full abstract»

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  • China doubles down

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 46
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    China's surging economy runs mostly on coal, which slakes four-fifths of the country's thirst for electricity. And all over China, the consequences of that dependence are apparent: Its major cities are swathed in deadly smog, regional blackouts ensue when coal trains bog down on clogged rail networks, and coal mining routinely kills more than 2000 people a year. China desperately needs alternative... View full abstract»

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  • Germany folds

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 47
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    Among major industrialized nations, Germany has long stood out for its deep ambivalence about nuclear power. So it wasn't much of a surprise when, two months after the Fukushima crisis began, Environment Minister Norbert Rottgen announced that Germany would shut down all its nuclear plants by 2022. And the phaseout began immediately: Rottgen declared that eight of the country??s oldest reactors, s... View full abstract»

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  • What next for nuclear?

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):48 - 49
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    We asked the experts how to build a safer and stronger nuclear industry View full abstract»

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  • Transistor wars

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):50 - 66
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    Intel announced the most dramatic change to the architecture of the transistor since the device was invented. The company will henceforth build its transistors in three dimensions, a shift that-if all goes well-should add at least a half dozen years to the life of Moore's Law, the biennial doubling in transistor density that has driven the chip industry for decades. But Intel's big announcement wa... View full abstract»

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  • Ticking to eternity

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):54 - 62
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  • Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, and Fukushima

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 92
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