IEEE Spectrum

Volume 44 Issue 8 • Aug. 2007

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  • [Front cover - IEEE Spectrum]

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): c1
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  • IEEE Spectrum - volume 44 No 8 - Table of contents

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

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

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): 8
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  • Spectral Lines: Material By Design: Future Science or Science Fiction?

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): 10
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  • Plans for Next-Gen Chips Imperiled

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):12 - 14
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  • China Reaches For the Red Planet

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):15 - 16
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  • Low Power to the People

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):16 - 18
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  • A Global Search Engine For Geospatial Data

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): 20
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  • The Big Picture- Stellar Performer

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):22 - 23
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  • Robots Incorporated

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):24 - 29
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    Software pundits and tech analysts can be forgiven for overlooking Microsoft's new robotics group. Right now, the robotics world is rife with devices that don't easily work together or with standard programming tools. Good robotics programming is far harder than writing a typical application for personal computers. Each component is expected to act autonomously and react to complicated events in t... View full abstract»

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  • Is It Live or Is It AR?

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):30 - 35
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    By blending digital creations with our view of the world, augmented reality is set to transform the way we entertain and educate ourselves. Mobile mixed reality call forth new media forms that skillfully combine the present and the past, historical fact and its interpretation, entertainment and learning. AR and mobile technology have the potential to make the world into a stage on which we can be ... View full abstract»

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  • The Trap Technique

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):36 - 43
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    A full-scale quantum computer would work like the standard desktop computer, in that it would have a place to store data, a place where a program manipulates the data, and interconnections to move the data from one to the other. In the computer you are using now, bits of data - stored as quantity of charge or its absence - are transferred from memory to a processor in the form of levels of voltage... View full abstract»

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  • Double Helix Jeopardy

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):44 - 49
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    DNA database help solve crimes but aid and abet racial discrimination. An arrest-only database would have the look and feel of a universal DNA database for black males. Although the DNA-database debate will probably occupy judges, legal scholars, and legislators for some time, the most likely outcome is the least equitable-including only arrestees. Indeed, if policy-makers were purposefully trying... View full abstract»

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  • The Trading Test

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):51 - 54
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    The financial industry has long been known to hire math whizzes as quantitative analysts, or "quants," who concoct pricing models, probe new ways to quantify risk, and mine data. Now, as automated trading systems take over ever more of the substantive work on Wall Street, many firms are seeking quants who not only know the math but the nuts and bolts of IT systems, too. A big-time financial firm i... View full abstract»

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  • Deeply Superficial

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):56 - 57
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  • Dealing With the Media

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):58 - 59
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    The author suggest a few guidelines on how to deal with reporters. At some point in your carrer you'll need to have this soft skill - to explain, defend, or promote a project to your boss, a reporter, or your company's communications manager. View full abstract»

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  • Science For the Layman [review of The Canon: A Whirligig Tour of the Beautiful Basics of Science (Angier, N.; 2007)]

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):59 - 60
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    This ambitious, 304-page sprint through the fundamentals delivers its lessons via cheerful interviews with hundreds of top-notch scientists. However, the author's jittery style may alienate most people. The author, Natalie Angier, who reports on science for The New York Times, dips into physics, chemistry, and biology, and then on to rock formations and plants. She addresses the basic principles i... View full abstract»

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  • Technically speaking: Tired vs. Wired

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): 68
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