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  • IEEE Spectrum - Front cover

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): C1
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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 1 - 3
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  • The man with designs on us [Back Story]

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 4
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  • Contributors

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 6
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  • Our annual crystal ball issue [Spectral Lines]

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 8
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  • A fission-fusion fusion

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 9 - 10
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  • 3-D transistors for all

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 11 - 12
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  • An internet-inspired electricity grid

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 12 - 14
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  • Score one for antimissiles

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 16
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  • Networked audio players [Resources]

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 17 - 18
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  • Adrian Cheok: making a huggable internet [Resources_Profile]

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 19
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  • Build your own google glass [Resources_Hands On]

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 20 - 21
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  • Other people's knowledge [Reflections]

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 22
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  • Top tech 2013

    Publication Year: 2013
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    It's impossible to predict next week's weather, but all too easy to predict next year's: In January 2014, it will be cold in Helsinki and hot in Rio. In any field, it's the midterm prediction that hits the sweet spot-it's neither too hard to be done nor too easy to be interesting. That's why we've focused our annual technology survey on the coming 12 months. Google Glass will bring the Internet to... View full abstract»

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  • Google gets in your face [2013 Tech To Watch]

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 26 - 29
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    For the past nine months, Google has been priming the public for the launch of Google glass, a head-mounted, Internet-enabled display that will revolutionize computing and totally rock the world. View full abstract»

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  • Carbon car [2013 Tech To Watch]

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 30 - 31
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    The paper states that BMW introduces the first affordable cars made with superlight carbon composites. View full abstract»

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  • The great canal of china [2013 Tech To Watch]

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 32 - 33
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    China's engineering motto could be summed up as "Go big or go home." In the past decade the country has built the largest hydroelectric dam and the most expansive high-speed rail network in the world. Now it's working on the planet's largest water transfer project, the first route of which is scheduled to begin operations in 2013. View full abstract»

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  • To infinity and beyond: tickets, please! [2013 Tech To Watch]

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 34 - 37
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    In the high deserts of New Mexico, not far from the bi son grazing on Ted Turner's sprawling Armendaris ranch, lie some curiously otherworldly structures. The largest one presents a 15-meterhigh wall of glass on one flank, although the rest of the building appears to have buried itself in the adjacent earth, as if it had crash-landed there. Just a couple of hundred meters away sits a low-slung dom... View full abstract»

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  • A surge in small cells [2013 Tech To Watch]

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 38 - 39
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    During the many years he worked for Hewlett-Packard's branch in the United Kingdom, Alan Breadmore often drove up the hill outside his village of East Garston to make calls on his company cellphone. "It was the only place I could get reception," he says. "We had no mobile phone service in the village-no 2G, nothing". View full abstract»

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  • The do-it-all display [2013 Tech To Watch]

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 40 - 66
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    Chances are you spend far more time looking at electronic displays than at anything else, including your spouse's face. Yet though they dominate our lives and bring their manufacturers billions of dollars in revenue, displays are still pretty lousy, especially in mobile applications. View full abstract»

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  • Watson goes to med school [2013 Tech To Watch]

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 42 - 45
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    In the final round of a televised game show that pitted top players against IBM's AI program Watson, a humb led human jotted down an aside to his written response: "I for one welcome our new computer overlords." Now even doctors are speaking that way. "I'd like to shake Watson's hand," says Mark Kris, an oncologist at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, in New York City. He talks excitedly abo... View full abstract»

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  • Oled TV arrives [2013 Tech To Watch]

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 46 - 47
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    New displays will be big, bright, fast, and thin-but not cheap. For the past decade, two television display technologies-liquid crystal and plasma-have fought for supremacy, and although the LCD won the battle, it is about to lose the war. A third contender's star is rising: the organic light-emitting diode, or OLED. View full abstract»

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  • Mapping the milky way [2013 Tech To Watch]

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 48 - 52
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    Astronomers who study the Milky Way don't have it easy. Bound to the solar system, they're on the inside looking out, all the while whipping around the galactic center at roughly 900 000 kilometers per hour. That's made it more than a little tricky to pin down fundamental details. It's still unclear, for example, how massive the Milky Way is and whether it's on a collision course with the nearby A... View full abstract»

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  • Read free or die [2013 Tech To Watch]

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 52 - 53
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    Harvard hosts a nonprofit alternative to Google Books. In 2004, Google decided to seek out millions of books gathering dust in library stacks, digitize them, and make them available to you at the click of a mouse. All you had to do was notice the advertisements in the margins. View full abstract»

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  • Brazil doubles down on biofuel [2013 Tech To Watch]

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 54 - 55
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    A start-up wants to transform sugarcane waste into cell ulosic ethanol. Later this year, northeastern Brazil will host one of the most ambitious biofuel experiments ever. There, in the small town of São Miguel dos Campos, surrounded by sprawling sugarcane fields, a commercial-scale ethanol plant is expected to start operating in December. Unlike the nearby ethanol plants, which use sugarca... View full abstract»

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