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Issue 9 • Date September 2012

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  • IEEE Spectrum - Cover

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  • Table of contents

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  • DIY publishing [Back Story]

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

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  • Our smartphones, ourselves

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  • Argument over the value of solar focuses on Spain

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  • Tech industry money in U.S. elections

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  • The rich and their reactors

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  • Predicting the future of drought prediction

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):18 - 22
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  • The big picture

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  • Where the jobs are: 2012 [Careers]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 26
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  • Review: MITx's online circuit and analysis course [Education]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):27 - 28
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  • Reformulating displays [Tools & Toys]

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  • I, publisher [Hands on]

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  • Disposable electronics [Reflections]

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  • The truth about terahertz

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):36 - 41
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    Anyone hoping to exploit this promising region of the electromagnetic spectrum must confront its very daunting physics. Wirelessly transfer huge files in the blink of an eye! Detect bombs, poison gas clouds, and concealed weapons from afar! Peer through walls with T-ray vision! You can do it all with terahertz technology-or so you might believe after perusing popular accounts of the subject. View full abstract»

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  • How i quantified myself

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):42 - 47
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    One warm night last February, I lay down to bed feeling like a lab mouse. A heat-and motion-sensing arm-band gauged my energy expenditure, another activity tracker clipped to my waistband recorded movement, a blood-pressure cuff connected to my iPad squeezed my right arm, and a brainwave-sensing headband would soon monitor my sleep. A scale linked by Bluetooth to an app on my iPad sat on the bathr... View full abstract»

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  • Tapping the power of 100 suns

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    Napoleon's dictum no longer applies: These days, an army marches not so much on its stomach as on its batteries. Without them, soldiers can't see in the dark, work their radios, or determine their positions. But even the best storage batteries-accounting for one-fifth of the load in a typical infantryman's 45-kilogram pack- can't last the week or so that field soldiers require. The same problem is... View full abstract»

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  • Generation smartphone

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):54 - 58
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    It??s the year 2020 and newlyweds Tom and Sara are expecting their first child. Along with selecting the latest high-tech stroller, picking out a crib, and decorating the nursery, they download the ??NewBorn?? application suite to their universal communicator; they??re using what we??ll call a SmartPhone 20.0. Before the due date, they take the phone on a tour of the house, letting the phone??s se... View full abstract»

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  • The data

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