IEEE Spectrum

Volume 44 Issue 7 • July 2007

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  • [Front cover - IEEE Spectrum - July 2007]

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): c1
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  • Table of contents - Vol 44, No 7

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):3 - 5
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  • The Back Story

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): 7
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  • Forum

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): 8
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  • Spectral Lines: Online Forecast: Bloggy with a 100% chance for participation

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): 10
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  • Let there be (a new kind of) light [NEWS]

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):12 - 14
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  • Commentary: Imagine There's No DRM...I Wonder if You Can [NEWS]

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):14 - 18
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  • Putting Electricity Where The Rubber Meets the Road [NEWS]

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):18 - 20
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  • A Telescope Takes Flight [NEWS]

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): 22
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  • The Big Picture: Core Memories

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):24 - 25
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  • The Athens Affair

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):26 - 33
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    How some extremely smart hackers pulled off the most audacious cell-network break-in ever. On 9 march 2005, a 38-year-old Greek electrical engineer named Costas Tsalikidis was found hanged in his Athens loft apartment, an apparent suicide. It would prove to be merely the first public news of a scandal that would roil Greece for months. The next day, the prime minister of Greece was told that his c... View full abstract»

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  • More Missiles Than Megawatts

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    For a developing country, India has pursued a uniquely ambitious and far-reaching nuclear technology program. During the last six decades, it has developed expertise and facilities covering the entire nuclear fuel cycle, from uranium mining and milling to reprocessing spent nuclear fuel. India also operates a pilot fast breeder reactor, one of seven countries to have built one, and it has started ... View full abstract»

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  • For Love of a Gun

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):40 - 46
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    This paper reviews the tumultuous history of electromagnetic launchers. It also studies various aspects of electromagnetic launch (EML), including an intriguing use in tank armor. Most of all, the recent history of railgun research is a cautionary tale about military R&D. The U.S. Army and Navy envision EM guns as a key component for the next generation of all-electric vehicles. View full abstract»

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  • T-rays vs. terrorists

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):47 - 52
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    This paper discusses terahertz radiation technology (T-ray) that will probably find its first big uses in security-related applications, an enormous fast-growing business because of recent high-profile terrorist attacks.The technology appeal here is undeniable: in a terahertz image, a gun or a knife shines through whatever clothing it's concealed in - even a plastic knife shows up, because of the ... View full abstract»

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  • Resources: Virtual Jamming

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):53 - 56
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  • Resources: Careers: Hiring Heats Up

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):57 - 60
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  • Computer rot [Reflections]

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): 68
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