Volume 49 Issue 10 • October 2012

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  • IEEE Spectrum - Cover

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): c1
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  • Table of contents

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  • When Erico met Baxter [Backstory]

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  • Contributors

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  • Obama, Romney, and the U.S. R&D complex

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 10
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  • Blackouts illuminate India's power problems

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):11 - 12
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  • Could supercomputing turn to signal processors (again)?

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):13 - 14
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  • Science at 100 gigabits per second

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):14 - 16
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  • Lobbying 2.0 [Update]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):18 - 20
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  • A check on power [The big picture]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 22
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  • Laser mouse [Hands on]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):24 - 25
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  • Oldies but goodies [Tools & toys]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):25 - 28
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  • Levelup: pay-by-phone innovator [Start-up]

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  • From surf to serf [Technically speaking]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 32
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  • The rise of the robot worker

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):34 - 41
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    In the center of an otherwise unremarkable office stand six large robotic torsos mounted on pedestals and positioned along a bench that's covered with piles of plastic widgets. View full abstract»

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  • The universe in a supercomputer

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):42 - 47
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    When it comes to reconstructing the past, you might think that astrophysicists have it easy. After all, the sky is awash with evidence. For most of the universe's history, space has been largely transparent, so much so that light emitted by distant galaxies can travel for billions of years before finally reaching Earth. It might seem that all researchers have to do to find out what the universe lo... View full abstract»

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  • Journey to the center of a tumor

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):48 - 53
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    In this paper, a hospital technician in Montreal slid the limp body of an anesthetized pig into the tube of a magnetic resonance imaging machine, or MRI. A catheter extended from a large blood vessel below its neck-a carotid artery. Into the catheter, a surgeon injected a steel bead slightly larger than the ball of a ballpoint pen. In a room next door, a program designed to manipulate the machine'... View full abstract»

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  • Recommended for you

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):54 - 61
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    One morning in April, we each directed our browsers to Amazon.com's website. Not only did the site greet us by name, the home page opened with a host of suggested purchases. It directed Joe to Barry Greenstein's Ace on the River: An Advanced Poker Guide, Jonah Lehrer's Imagine: How Creativity Works, and Michael Lewis's Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World. For John it selected Dave Barry's On... View full abstract»

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  • Right person, right place [The data]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 80
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