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IEEE Spectrum

Volume 50 Issue 7 • July 2013

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  • IEEE Spectrum - Front cover

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  • Table of contents

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  • Radio Free Boston [Back Story]

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  • Contributors

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  • Remembrance of everything past [Spectral Lines]

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  • Interplanetary GPS Comes a Step Closer [News]

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  • Tidepool power makes a surprising comeback [News]

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  • The flat menagerie [News]

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  • The 5G phone future [News]

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  • Bionic dog [The Big Picture]

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  • Bre Pettis MakerBot's founder is on the edge of the 3-D printing revolution [Resources_Profile]

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  • A $40 software-defined radio [Resources_Hands On]

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  • Where the jobs are: 2013 [Resources_Careers]

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  • Inside the world's first braille cellphone [Resources_First Look]

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  • All of life in pi? [Reflections]

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  • The DNA data deluge

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    In June 2000, a press conference was held in the White House to announce an extraordinary feat: the completion of a draft of the human genome. For the first time, researchers had read all 3 billion of the chemical "letters" that make up a human DNA molecule, which would allow geneticists to investigate how that chemical sequence codes for a human being. In his remarks, President Bill Clinton recal... View full abstract»

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  • Changing the channel

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    The transistor isn't shrinking the way it used to. The best ones we have today are a patchwork of fixes and kludges: speed-boosting materials that push or pull on the silicon center, exotic insulators added to stanch leaks, and a new geometry that pops things out of the plane of the chip and into the third dimension. Now, to keep Moore's Law going, chipmakers are eyeing another monumental change i... View full abstract»

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  • Unclean at any speed

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    This paper discusses the hybrid electric cars that are looking for environmental friendly. The electric cars that would help to reduce pollution and fossil fuel dependence. View full abstract»

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  • The flight of the albatross

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    THE MALE ALBATROSS IS FINALLY BACK FROM his foraging, and now there is no time to lose. His mate has been patiently sitting on their nest awaiting his return, without food, for nearly a month, and we have to get to her before she flies off to forage for herself. ยท Our colleague, biologist Anna Nesterova, crawls slowly toward the bird. All of a sudden, she lunges: With her left hand she expertly gr... View full abstract»

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  • Fighting coal to a draw [Data Flow]

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