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Issue 7 • Date July 2014

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  • IEEE Spectrum - Front cover

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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2014 , Page(s): 1 - 3
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  • Building a Better Ranking [Back Story]

    Publication Year: 2014 , Page(s): 4
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  • Contributors

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  • The fires of Apollo

    Publication Year: 2014 , Page(s): 8 - 9
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  • An algorithm unites Europe's electrical FIEFDOMS [News]

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  • Smartphone app keeps watch over schizophrenic patients [News]

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  • The Perovskite revolution [News]

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  • Cobalt could ease chip-wiring woes [News]

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  • A super chute [The Big Picture]

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  • Resources

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  • Transatomic power building a "walk-away safe" reactor

    Publication Year: 2014 , Page(s): 25 - 26
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  • My first year with a plug-in hybrid

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  • The drive for driverless cars [Reflections]

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  • The device made of nothing

    Publication Year: 2014 , Page(s): 30 - 35
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    After all, in the United States vacuum tubes had given way to smaller and less power-hungry solid-state devices two decades earlier, not long after William Shockley, John Bardeen, and Walter Brattain cobbled together the first transistor at Bell Laboratories in 1947. By the mid-1970s, the only vacuum tubes you could find in Western electronics were hidden away in certain kinds of specialized equipment¿not counting the ubiquitous picture tubes of television sets. Today even those are gone, and outside of a few niches, vacuum tubes are an extinct technology. So it might come as a surprise to learn that some very modest changes to the fabrication techniques now used to build integrated circuits could yet breathe vacuum electronics back to life. View full abstract»

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  • Recipe for a better oven

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    Most of us bake, roast, and broil our food using a technology that was invented 5,000 years ago for drying mud bricks: the oven. The original oven was clay, heated by a wood fire. Today, the typical oven is a box covered in shiny steel or sparkling enamel, powered by gas or electricity. But inside the oven, little has changed. View full abstract»

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  • Engineering needs more heroes

    Publication Year: 2014 , Page(s): 42 - 46
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    Some 25 years ago, I set out to write a biography of one of the most notable electrical engineers in American history. A professor at MIT, he designed the most powerful analog computers of the 1930s, and he cofounded Raytheon. View full abstract»

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  • Go-bot, go

    Publication Year: 2014 , Page(s): 48 - 53
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    For decades, researchers have taught computers to play games in order to test their cognitive abilities against those of humans. In 1997, when an IBM computer called Deep Blue beat Garry Kasparov, the reigning world champion, at chess, many people assumed that computer scientists would eventually develop artificial intelligences that could triumph at any game. Go, however, with its dizzying array of possible moves, continued to stymie the best efforts of AI researchers. View full abstract»

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  • The top 10 programming languages Spectrum??s 2014 ranking [DataFlow]

    Publication Year: 2014 , Page(s): 68
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