Issue 02 • Feb. 2019

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  • Front cover

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  • Table of contents

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  • The improver

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  • Contributors

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  • What would doug engelbart do?: The man who helped pioneer modern computing and organizational-knowledge management could also help us solve our greatest global problems - [Spectral Lines]

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  • Heal faster with electricity: Electric bandages and biodegradable electronic implants could ward off infections and speed recovery - [News]

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  • A cooler cloud: A new type of thermal conductor cools data centers without water, refrigerants, chillers, or server fans - [News]

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  • Shape-shifting electrodes for the brain: Materials that have memory could make medical implants easier to place - [News]

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  • China and Japan drive a global EV charging effort: The new standard will be backward compatible with select charging stations - [News]

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  • Big bad wolf - [The Big Picture]

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  • Re-creating the sigsaly quantizer: This 1943 analog-to-digital converter gave the allies an unbreakable scrambler - [Resources]

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  • Pinball's high-tech rebirth: Enthusiasts delight in its electromechanical complexity - [Resources_Geel Life]

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  • The steps to the C-suite: How to lead at every stage of your career - [Resources_Careers]

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  • Your Favorite Gadgets: The best of our consumer electronics hall of fame contest - [Resources_Tools & Toys]

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  • Do you need a smart microwave? - [Opinion]

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  • The vacuum tube's power law - [Opinion]

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  • VR For Your Ears: Dynamic 3D audio is key to the immersive experience by mathias johansson · illustration by eddie guy

    Publication Year: 2019, Page(s):24 - 29
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    Put on your virtual-reality headset and be transported to a distant planet, ducking the crossfire in a battle between alien species. Laser rifle shots whiz by your head; military shuttles hover before you; the frantic calls of comrades hail from all directions. ¶ Change the channel. ¶ Now you are courtside at a basketball game. You hear players trash- talking on the court in front of you and coach... View full abstract»

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  • The White-Hat Hacking Machine: Meet Mayhem, winner of the DARPA contest to find and repair software vulnerabilities

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    Back in 2011, when the venture capitalist Marc Andreessen said that "software is eating the world," it was still a fresh idea. Now it's obvious that software permeates our lives. From complex electronics like medical devices and autonomous vehicles to simple objects like Internet-connected light- bulbs and thermometers, we're surrounded by software. View full abstract»

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  • The Stethoscope Gets Smart: Engineers from Johns Hopkins are giving the humble stethoscope an AI upgrade

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    You wake up one morning to discover that your child is ill: His forehead feels hot to the touch, and his rapid breathing has a wheezing sound. You live in Malawi, where your health care options are few. When the local clinic opens, you wait for your turn with the solitary clinic worker. She's not a doctor, but she's been trained to identify and handle routine problems. View full abstract»

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  • The India of Things: Tata Communications' countrywide IoT network aims to improve traffic, manufacturing, and health care

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    The 20 million residents of mumbai slog through monstrous traffic jams during monsoon season. The heavy rains that last from June until August frequently choke off the flow of traffic through India's most populous city, leaving millions of Mumbaikars seething in their cars after a workday. • Though it's particularly bad during monsoon season, Mumbai's traffic is awful even on sunny days. And meanw... View full abstract»

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  • Pretty in pink - [Past Forward_by Allison Marsh]

    Publication Year: 2019, Page(s): 52
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