Volume 43 Issue 6 • June 2006

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  • IEEE Spectrum Magazine - June 2006

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 01
    Cited by:  Patents (1)
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  • IEEE Spectrum - June 2006, Vol 43, No 6 - Contents

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):1 - 2
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  • IEEE Spectrum June 2006 - Online

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 5
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  • The Back Story: On a Trail of Smiles

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 7
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  • Forum

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 8
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  • Spectral Lines: Software Development: Game Over?

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 10
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  • Cheap chips for next wireless frontier

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):12 - 13
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  • Troubled Weather Satellite Program

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):14 - 16
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  • Sneak peek at cellphone future

    Publication Year: 2006
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  • More heat, less sag [power cable upgrades]

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):16 - 18
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  • Could the Internet fragment? [domain name system]

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):20 - 21
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  • The big picture: Four (million) eyes

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):22 - 23
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  • Death by DMCA

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):24 - 30
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    This paper discusses the digital millennium copyright act (DMCA), which gives copyright holders new rights to control the way people use copyrighted material and new protection for technologies designed to restrict access or copying. The movie and record companies argued they needed these new restrictions to fight increased piracy threats in the digital era. U.S. entertainment companies are pushin... View full abstract»

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  • Wizard of watts [electronics engineering education]

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):32 - 37
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    IEEE Medal of Honor winner, James D Meindl, blazed an adventure-packed trail in low-power semiconductors and took generations of graduates students along with him. Meindl, a professor of microelectronics at the Georgia Institute of Technology, says that the most important part of his job is making graduate school fun and exciting. This paper presents a story of Meindl that made an impact on his st... View full abstract»

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  • Gone swimmin' [seagoing robots]

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):38 - 43
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    This paper describes a mechanical hexapod designed by a research group from McGill University. Called Aqua, it is latest in a series of seagoing robots. With six rotating flippers, this machine is amphibious, capable of both walking and swimming. The group aims to develop an underwater vehicle that can autonomously explore and collect data in aquatic environments while surviving the harsh saltwate... View full abstract»

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  • Moore's law meets its match (system-on-package)

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):44 - 49
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    This paper describes the system-on-package (SOP) approach to miniaturization developed at the Microsystems Packaging Research Center at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Representing a radically different approach to systems, SOP combines IC with micrometer-scale thin film versions of discrete components, and it embeds everything in a new type of package so small that eventually handhelds will ... View full abstract»

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  • Books: Learning From Failure

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):51 - 52
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  • Careers: Making Committees Work

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):53 - 55
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  • Media: Podcast Picks

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):53 - 54
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  • Websights: Beating The Crunch

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):55 - 57
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  • Technically Speaking The Web, Take Two

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 68
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