IEEE Spectrum

Issue 7 • July 2018

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  • IEEE Spectrum - Front cover

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  • Table of contents

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  • That special glow [Back Story]

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  • Contributors

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  • Addicted to your smartphone? Welcome to apple rehab [Spectral Lines]

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  • New battery tech launches in drones [News]

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  • 3 sensors to track every bite and gulp [News]

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  • Silicon chip delivers quantum speeds [News]

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  • Wall street tries shortwave radio [News]

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  • High and dry [The Big Picture]

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  • Build a neural synthesizer

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  • Giving burning man its wings [Resources]

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  • Where the jobs are: 2018 [Resources]

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  • Radio free everywhere [Resources]

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  • 6 ways IoT is vulnerable

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    CONNECTING PHYSICAL infrastructure to the Internet makes systems vulnerable to new security threats. What keeps executives awake at night varies by industry, but cybersecurity problems are worsening everywhere. Security officers in manufacturing worry about employees inserting infected USB drives into machines, while hospital administrators fear that malware will wipe out an unpatched MRI machine,... View full abstract»

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  • July 1958: Kilby conceives the IC

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    IN 1958, 11 YEARS AFTER BELL LABS reinvented the transistor, it became clear that semiconductors would be able to conquer the electronics market only if they could be greatly miniaturized. There wasn't much progress to be made by hand soldering separate components into circuits, but as is often the case, the solution came just when it was needed View full abstract»

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  • When imperfect understanding is good

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    I RECENTLY ATTENDED A CONFERENCE by watching live presentations over the Internet. This was a kind of out-of-body experience, as I virtually hovered over the meeting without the visceral interaction of physical attendance. My attention often wavered, and I viewed the entirety through a sometimes unfocused perspective. View full abstract»

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  • In-wheel motors roll again

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    AT THE END of the 19th century, Ferdinand Porsche in Vienna and Joseph Ledwinka and Fred Newman in Chicago attached an electric motor to each wheel of their horseless carriages to provide power simply, efficiently, and controllably. These automotive pioneers hardly expected that electric propulsion would soon wither and that ever more complex hardware would be developed to transform the output fro... View full abstract»

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  • The future of cybersecurity is quantum

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    In 1882, a banker in Sacramento, Calif., named Frank Miller developed an absolutely unbreakable encryption method. Nearly 140 years later, cryptographers have yet to come up with something better. Miller had learned about cryptography while serving as a military investigator during the U.S. Civil War. Sometime later, he grew interested in telegraphy and especially the challenge of preventing fraud... View full abstract»

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  • The nixie tube story

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    ON A COLD DECEMBER MORNING in the Czech village of Brezolupy, a man stops his truck in front of a 17thcentury castle. He puts on some heavy gloves, steps out of the truck, and opens the back hatch. Carefully, almost lovingly, he unloads crate after crate of heavy equipment and supplies-an industrial glass lathe, a turbomolecular vacuum pump, and glass. Lots and lots of glass. View full abstract»

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  • When e-cigarettes go boom

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    On 23 November 2016, as he stood behind the counter of a wine store in New York City, Otis Gooding felt an explosion on his right thigh. The e-cigarette he’d been carrying in his pants pocket had suddenly erupted like a small fireworks display. As a security camera later showed, the 31-year-old Gooding struggled to pull the burning device out of his pants. Gooding would later need a skin gra... View full abstract»

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  • The wheelchair that might have been

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