Volume 45 Issue 2 • Feb. 2008

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  • [Front cover - IEEE Spectrum - Feb 2008]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): C1
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  • IEEE Spectrum - Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):1 - 2
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  • Contributors

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 4
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  • Back story

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 6
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  • Spectral Lines - One Format War is Over. Is Another Beginning?

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 9
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  • Forum

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 10
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  • Untangling a New Breast Cancer Screening Technology

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):13 - 14
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    An Australian firm plans to launch a competitor to X-ray mammography. The technique finds marks of breast cancer X-ray diffraction pattern of a woman's hair. The test on technology licensed from Veronica James, a physics professor at the Australian National University in Canberra, who reported in 1999 that she could detect an abnormality in the hair of women with breast cancer. In her research, Ja... View full abstract»

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  • Intel Makes A Big Jump In Computer Math

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):14 - 15
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    With Intel's new crop of 45-nanometer processors, code-named Penryn, the company is making the first substantial upgrade in its processors' divider since the original Pentium came out in 1993. The speedup doubles the number of bits calculated with each tick of the processor's clock and will make a substantial difference to financial and scientific computing. And because Intel powers so much of the... View full abstract»

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  • Reinventing the Wheel

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 15
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    To prevent rollover accidents, new cars sold in the United States since 2004 have been outfitted with tire-pressure monitors that warn the driver when tires are going flat. But the battery-powered initial version of the technology has proved expensive. A consortium of tire manufacturers hopes to cut the cost. It's testing a sensor embedded in the tires that needs no battery and can radio pressure ... View full abstract»

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  • Can Wind Energy Continue Double-Digit Growth?

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 16
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    The need for backup power has been overstated, but grid interconnections are crucial. Wind power supplies a large proportion of the electricity in countries like Denmark, Germany, and Spain, and its use is growing at an explosive pace around the world. Wind power's rapid growth, especially in Europe, is sustainable only if grid interconnections improve, View full abstract»

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  • Microchip Enables Electronic Gene Injection

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 17
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    A new method of inserting genes into brain cells could greatly simplify the search for brain-disorder treatments. Tiny electrodes could bring gene therapy into the brain. View full abstract»

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  • Fuel from Sunshine [news brief]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 17
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  • Brake-by-Wire Comes To Freight Trains

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 18
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    This article deals with the electronically controlled pneumatic brakes that could help stop accidents and speed cargo. Electronically controlled pneumatic brakes (ECP) are intended to displace the venerable air brake system first patented by George Westinghouse in 1869 and now used around the world. New rules by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) may finally start to make ECP mainstream in ... View full abstract»

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  • Face Facts [the big picture]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):20 - 21
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    An Asian industrial designer creates a database of Asian heads and plans to sell computer models of average Chinese heads to companies that make helmets, eyeglasses, and face masks for Asians. View full abstract»

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  • Travel Tips [careers]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 23
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    This paper presents tips about business travels. View full abstract»

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  • A Plug-in Motorcycle [tools & toys]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):24 - 25
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  • Bob Saget: Mac Nut [mini-profile]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 24
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    Presents a brief profile of Bob Saget and his love of Mac computers. View full abstract»

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  • Karaoke-bot [tools & toys]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 25
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  • Hired to Invent [invention]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):25 - 26
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    Engineers are "hired to invent," which affects how they are compensated when their ideas are patented by the companies for which they work. View full abstract»

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  • Game of Kings (review of King's Gambit: A Son, a Father, and the World's Most Dangerous Game by P. Hoffman; 2007) [Books]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 26
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  • Snowclone Is The New Cliche [technically speaking]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 27
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  • Introduction [dream jobs 2008]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 29
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    This article discusses the dream jobs of 10 technologists. View full abstract»

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  • Sigrid Close - Star Struck [dream jobs 2008]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):30 - 31
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  • Bruno Putzeys - The Sound of Music [dream jobs 2008]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):32 - 33
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  • David Downey - Marathon Man [dream jobs 2008]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):33 - 35
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