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Issue 7 • Date July 2012

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  • IEEE Spectrum

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  • Contents

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):1 - 3
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  • The Magic Word [Back Story]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 4
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  • Contributors

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 6
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  • Solar for all? Not in my lifetime [Spectral Lines]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 8
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  • The on-demand Olympics

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):9 - 10
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  • Good timing

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):11 - 12
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  • Fixing wind power's bat problem

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 14
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  • The quest for 2-D silicon

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 16
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  • The big picture

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):18 - 19
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  • Teleconferencing on the cheap [Hands On]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):20 - 21
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  • Smart TV [Tools & Toys]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):22 - 23
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  • Youtube's your film festival [Geek Life]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 24
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  • Curiosity [Reflections]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 25
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  • Smart conservation for the lazy consumer [Tech Life]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):26 - 30
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  • When every atom counts

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 32
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    Today's chips are marvels of mass production. Tens of thousands of silicon wafers can move through a single fab in a month, each one carted from tool to tool, blasted by heat, bombarded by ions, immersed in vapor, coated with chemicals, hit with radiation, and exposed to acid. It can take months and hundreds of steps to transform a plain piece of silicon into an array of chips. But at the end of t... View full abstract»

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  • Apes with apps

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):38 - 45
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    Have you ever watched a toddler play with an iPhone? Most likely, the child was completely captivated and surprisingly adept at manipulating the tiny icons. Two-year-old Teco is no different. Sitting with his Motorola Xoom tablet, he??s rapt, his dark eyes fixed on the images, fingers pecking away at the touch screen. He can??t speak, but with the aid of the tablet app I created for him, he's buil... View full abstract»

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  • A skeptic looks at alternative energy

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):46 - 52
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    In June 2004 the editor of an energy journal called to ask me to comment on a just-announced plan to build the world's largest photovoltaic electric generating plant. Where would it be, I asked-Arizona? Spain? North Africa? No, it was to be spread among three locations in rural Bavaria, southeast of Nuremberg. I said there must be some mistake. I grew up not far from that place, just across the bo... View full abstract»

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  • Will unicode soon be the universal code? [The Data]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 60
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