IEEE Spectrum

Issue 10 • Oct. 2018

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  • Front cover

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  • Table of contents

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  • When calculators were revolutionary - [Back Story]

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  • Contributors - [Contributors]

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  • Celebrating IEEE and its members: Marking the anniversary of the first technical meeting of EEs and the origins of IEEE - [Spectral Lines]

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  • New spot beams boost satellites' bandwidth: SSL's satellites constructed for Telesat also feature 3D-printed components - [News]

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  • Utilities roll out real-time grid controls: Synchrophasor tech enables rapid response to broken power lines and other emergencies - [News]

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  • Machine vision to curb pig pugnacity: 3D cameras can help predict when pigs are about to nip each other's tails - [Synchrophasors could sense a power line break before gravity pulls the loose ends to the ground]

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  • Iceland's consumers try drone delivery: The startup Aha takes on Amazon with basic drones bearing burgers - [News]

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  • A lament for shortwave - [The Big Picture - News]

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  • Resources: Resurrecting the “dead bug” method: An unconventional approach to prototyping high-frequency circuits - [Resources_Hands on]

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  • Triton submarines' dive into luxury: These maneuverable subs are prized by scientists and yachters alike - [Resources_Startups]

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  • The radio elegist: An artist commemorates the fading glory of shortwave - [Resources_Geek Life]

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  • Engineers say “no thanks” to Silicon Valley: Some are turning down companies, citing ethical concerns - [Resources_at Work]

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  • The frugal factory - [Internet of Everything_by Stacey Higginbotham - Opinion]

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    THE NEXT BIG EFFORT to reduce carbon emissions and hold the line on climate change will be enabled by the Internet of Things. Companies can rethink their costs of operations, taking into account the energy used, with a combination of more granular data from cheap sensors and faster, more in-depth analytics from cheap computing. • At Schneider Electric's factory in Lexington, Ky., workers make elec... View full abstract»

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  • October 1958: First Boeing 707 to Paris - [Numbers Don't Lie_by Vaclav Smil - Opinion]

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    DATING THE DAWN OF THE JET AGE is hard because there were so many different “firsts.” The first experimental takeoff of a jet-powered airplane was that of the German Heinkel He 178, in August 1939. The first flight of the first commercial design, the British de Havilland DH 106 Comet, was in July 1949, and its first BOAC commercial flight was in 1952. The Comet, redesigned after catastrophic crash... View full abstract»

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  • Red light, green light—no light: Tomorrow's communicative cars could take turns at intersections

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    · Life is short, and it seems shorter still when you're in a traffic jam. Or sitting at a red light when there's no cross traffic at all. · In Mexico City, São Paolo, Rome, Moscow, Beijing, Cairo, and Nairobi, the morning commute can, for many exurbanites, exceed 2 hours. Include the evening commute and it is not unusual to spend 3 or 4 hours on the road every day. · Now suppose we could develop a... View full abstract»

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  • AI in the ICU: In the intensive care unit, artificial intelligence can keep watch

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    IN A HOSPITAL'S INTENSIVE CARE UNIT (ICU), the sickest patients receive round-the-clock care as they lie in beds with their bodies connected to a bevy of surrounding machines. This advanced medical equipment is designed to keep an ailing person alive. Intravenous fluids drip into the bloodstream, while mechanical ventilators push air into the lungs. Sensors attached to the body track heart rate, b... View full abstract»

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  • Saving software from oblivion

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    In early 2010, Harvard economists Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff published an analysis of economic data from many countries and concluded that when debt levels exceed 90 percent of gross national product, a nation's economic growth is threatened. With debt that high, expect growth to become negative, they argued. □ This analysis was done shortly after the 2008 recession, so it had enormous rel... View full abstract»

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  • The great Soviet calculator hack: Programmable calculators and a sci-fi story brought Soviet teens into the digital age

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    DESPITE THE UBIQUITY of computers in modern society, the vast majority of today's students never study computer science or computer programming. Those who are exposed to these subjects typically learn low-level skills rather than undertaking any deeper exploration of computational concepts or theory. In earlier decades, a few countries did promote computer education at the national level. In the 1... View full abstract»

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  • Elektro the Moto-Man - [Past Forward_by Allison Marsh]

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