Volume 50 Issue 12 • December 2013

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  • IEEE Spectrum - Front Cover

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s): c1
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  • Table of contents

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  • Connecting the documents [Back Story]

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  • Contributors

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s): 6
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  • Gasping for airspace [Spectral Lines]

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s): 8
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  • D-Wave's year of computing dangerously [News]

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):11 - 13
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  • You are your heartbeat [News]

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s): 13
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  • Natural gas sets off a distributed-energy boom [News]

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):14 - 15
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  • A new record for terahertz transmission [News]

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  • China's moon machine [News]

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s): 17
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  • Silver surfer [The Big Picture]

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):18 - 19
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  • Gift guide 2013 [Resources]

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):21 - 27
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  • Clamorous computing [Technically Speaking]

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s): 28
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  • Writing the rules of cyberwar

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):30 - 32
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    This paper proposes to bring the principles of the Geneva and Hague conventions to bear on cyberconflicts. These conventions establish rules for the treatment of civilians, prisoners of war, and the wounded, and they also ban the use of certain weapons, such as poisonous gas. Preserving these principles is of solemn relevance to billions of people, yet there is still no clear way to apply them to ... View full abstract»

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  • You are here

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):34 - 39
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    Today you can easily find your way to, say, the nearest Starbucks in a strange city, thanks to a cascade of events that began a little more than 30 years ago, when a Soviet Sukhoi interceptor flying high over the Sea of Japan fired off two heat-seeking missiles. The long-term result: You now have no trouble locating a cappuccino. Of course, you're not finding that coffee by the heat it gives off. ... View full abstract»

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  • Shockley's robot dream

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):40 - 55
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    The proverb "success has many fathers" is rarely clearer than in the many stories about the rise of Silicon Valley and the diverse web of people, institutions, resources, and dynamics that transformed the San Francisco Peninsula into an astonishingly intense locus of technological activity. Several threads of this web are now legend: Dave Packard and Bill Hewlett's garage workshop, the tireless ne... View full abstract»

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  • Australia's (less super) superhighway

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):46 - 52
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    The rise and fall of the most ambitious broadband fiber project ever. In April 2009, Australia's then prime minister, Kevin Rudd, dropped a bombshell on the press and the global technology community: His social democrat Labor administration was going to deliver broadband Internet to every single resident of Australia. It was an audacious goal, not least of all because Australia is one of the most ... View full abstract»

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  • The stars their destination: four interstellar probes and their fates [Dataflow]

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s): 76
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