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Issue 5 • Date May 2014

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  • IEEE Spectrum - Front cover

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s): c1
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  • Table of contents

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  • Ghost Lusters [Back Story]

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  • Contributors

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s): 6
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  • The amazing micromouse roars on [Spectral Lines]

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s): 8
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  • The chips that saw the Big Bang's fingerprints [News]

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):11 - 13
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  • Bulletproofing the grid [News]

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):13 - 14
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  • Centimeter-scale GPS coming to Japan [News]

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  • Three weird ways to make things disappear [News]

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  • More oil, less energy [The Big Picture]

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):20 - 21
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  • Brain hacking [Resources_Geek life]

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):23 - 25
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  • Akili: diagnosing Alzheimer's with a game [Resources_Start-Up]

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):25 - 26
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  • Automate your home without rewiring [Resources_Hands On]

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):26 - 28
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  • Cloning Silicon Valley [Reflections]

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s): 30
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  • The rise of the crash-proof car

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):32 - 37
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    You're sitting behind the wheel of your car, but instead of looking at the road, you've been staring at your phone, perhaps reading a new e-mail message or texting a friend. Suddenly, the driver in the car ahead of you slams on the brakes. Rather than becoming a victim of distracted driving, you feel a gentle deceleration as your car comes to a stop on its own, easily avoiding a collision. You mig... View full abstract»

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  • Getting on dark matter's wavelength

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):38 - 45
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    Dark matter, the most abundant form of matter in the universe, is invisible and intangible. But that doesn't keep Leslie Rosenberg from seeing it nearly everywhere he looks. Like most physicists, he finds ample evidence of it written on the sky. It's there in the swirling of galaxies, the aftermath of cosmic collisions, and the vast, weblike scaffolding that the universe's luminous matter seems to... View full abstract»

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  • It's always sunny in space

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):46 - 51
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    Imagine looking out over Tokyo Bay from high above and seeing a man-made island in the harbor, 3 kilometers long. A massive net is stretched over the island and studded with 5 billion tiny rectifying antennas, which convert microwave energy into DC electricity. Also on the island is a substation that sends that electricity coursing through a submarine cable to Tokyo, to help keep the factories of ... View full abstract»

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  • The power broker

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):52 - 58
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    It's the late 1970s, the U.S. economy is reeling from years of skyhigh oil prices, and President Jimmy Carter desperately wants to reverse the downward spiral in the nation's prosperity and morale. Seeking wisdom from the crowd, he brings ordinary citizens to Camp David, who, as he later recounts in his famous "malaise" speech, tell him: "Be bold, Mr. President. We may make mistakes, but we are re... View full abstract»

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  • The semiconductor boom [Dataflow]

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s): 64
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