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Issue 9 • September 2013

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  • IEEE Spectrum - Front Cover

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  • Table of contents

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  • Smooth Sailing [Back Story]

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  • Contributors

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  • Is a career in STEM really for me? [Spectral Lines]

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s): 8
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  • Moonbeams by the megabyte

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):11 - 12
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  • Can an AI get into the University of Tokyo?

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  • Car sharing could be the EV's killer app

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  • Korean telcos advance toward LTE--advanced

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s): 18
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  • Batteries included [The Big Picture]

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  • Resources

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  • Software-defined radio, part II

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):24 - 25
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  • Next-generation displays: Reality sets in

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s): 26
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  • Q&A: Jason Owen-Smith

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  • Whither wireless?

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  • The way through the flames

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):30 - 35
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    Firefighters are specifically trained to deal with disorientation. In near-black conditions, they often use hoses or search ropes to find their way back to safety. Without tethers, they follow the “right-hand rule,” running the fingers of one hand along a wall until they reach a door or window through which they can escape. The two lost firefighters didn't have ropes, and their right... View full abstract»

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  • The annotated america's cup

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):36 - 42
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    As a TV sport, sailboat racing is relegated to the same sorts of channels and time slots as bowling and poker: They're worse than those for fishing and golf. The problem is that even passionate sailing fans can find it hard to follow races on television, where producers cut back and forth between video of the boats and animated simulations of the action, attempting to show where the boats are in r... View full abstract»

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  • The STEM crisis is a myth

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):44 - 59
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    You must have seen the warning a thousand times: Too few young people study scientific or technical subjects, businesses can¿t find enough workers in those fields, and the country's competitive edge is threatened. It pretty much doesn't matter what country you're talking about-the United States is facing this crisis, as is Japan, the United Kingdom, Australia, China, Brazil, South Africa, S... View full abstract»

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  • Building bionic skin

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):50 - 56
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    One decade ago, my research group at the University of Tokyo created a flexible electronic mesh and wrapped it around the mechanical bones of a robotic hand. We had dreamed of making an electronic skin, embedded with temperature and pressure sensors, that could be worn by a robot. If a robotic health aide shook hands with a human patient, we thought, this sensor-clad e-skin would be able to measur... View full abstract»

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  • Ten million censuses per day

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s): 72
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