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Issue 7 • Date July 2014

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  • IEEE Spectrum - Front cover

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  • Table of contents

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  • Building a Better Ranking [Back Story]

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  • Contributors

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  • The fires of Apollo

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  • An algorithm unites Europe's electrical FIEFDOMS [News]

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):13 - 14
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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]

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):20 - 21
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  • Resources

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

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  • My first year with a plug-in hybrid

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  • The drive for driverless cars [Reflections]

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s): 28
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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 equip... View full abstract»

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  • Recipe for a better oven

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):36 - 55
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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

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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 ... 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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