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Issue 12 • Date December 2012

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  • IEEE Spectrum - Cover

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):c1 - c2
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  • Table of contents

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  • Backstory

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  • Contributors

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  • Spectral lines

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  • Forever Flash

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):11 - 12
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  • New king of security algorithms crowned

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):12 - 13
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  • Powerful PVs approach 50 percent efficiency

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  • The cost of christmas tablets

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  • Is slime mold smarter than a roomba?

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  • The big picture

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):20 - 21
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  • The pen strikes back

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 24
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  • Arducopter parenting

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):26 - 28
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  • I'm in the mood for MOOCS

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  • Sensing happiness

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):32 - 37
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    The unmanageable in-box, the cellphone and laptop that keep you electronically tethered to the office, the endless 30-second distractions from incoming e-mail and text messages. Sound familiar? The same advances in computers and telecommunications that have brought about tremendous gains in productivity have also made the work lives of professionals a misery. No wonder that these days many people'... View full abstract»

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  • Finding the source of the pioneer anomaly

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):38 - 62
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    Some 40 years ago, a quarter-ton lump of circuits and sensors slipped Earth's surly bonds, sped past the moon and Mars, and hurtled toward Jupiter. The probe, Pioneer 10, and its sister ship, Pioneer 11, which followed a year later, were true trail blazers . They gave humanity its first close-up glimpses of worlds beyond the solar system's asteroid belt. They also left behind a mystery-one that ha... View full abstract»

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  • Go fly a kite

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):46 - 51
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    Raising money to fund product development is never easy, as any tech entrepreneur will tell you. But I've had to grapple with a unique complication: My company, WindLift, is developing a kite-based system that generates electricity. The prototype, designed to put out 12 kilowatts, could save tons of money for some people now using diesel generators. But when I pitch the business to potential inves... View full abstract»

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  • The broadcast empire strikes back

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):52 - 58
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    It's an increasingly urgent question. After all, thousands of broadcast stations worldwide collectively own the rights to vast and immensely valuable swaths of radio spectrum. As demand for mobile data skyrockets and interest in broadcast television merely plateaus, telecom companies have been arguing that they can put that spectrum to better use. They have been pressuring government regulators fo... View full abstract»

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  • Understanding cloud failures

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 84
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