Volume 51 Issue 9 • Sept. 2014

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  • IEEE Spectrum - Front cover

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s): c1
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  • Table of contents

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  • Is it real, or is it photoshop? [Back Story]

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s): 4
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  • Contributors

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  • A ride on the not-so-wayback machine [Spectral Lines]

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  • Hidden messages in headlights [News]

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  • How social media teaches skype to speak [News]

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  • Making a human memory chip [News]

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  • Ocean thermal energy: back from the deep [News]

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  • Farm in a box [The big picture News]

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):20 - 21
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  • Muscle-memory programmer [Resources-Hands On]

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):23 - 25
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  • Profile: pristine [Resources-Start-Ups]

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):25 - 26
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  • Will quantum dots dominate displays? [Resources_Tools & Toys]

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):26 - 27
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  • On reflections [Reflections]

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  • Solar's green dilemma

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):30 - 33
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    Solar panels glimmering in the sun are an icon of all that is green. But while generating electricity through photovoltaics is indeed better for the environment than burning fossil fuels, several incidents have linked the manufacture of these shining symbols of environmental virtue to a trail of chemical pollution. And it turns out that the time it takes to compensate for the energy used and the g... View full abstract»

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  • Mobile's millimeter-wave makeover

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):34 - 58
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    People in real estate joke that there are only three things that matter in the business of buying and selling property: location, location, location. The same could be said for radio spectrum. The frequencies used for cellular communications have acquired the status of waterfront lots-highly coveted and woefully scarce. And like beach-home buyers in a bidding war, mobile operators must constantly ... View full abstract»

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  • Catching brain waves in a net

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):40 - 45
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    Last year, an epilepsy patient awaiting brain surgery at the renowned Johns Hopkins Hospital occupied her time with an unusual activity. While doctors and neuroscientists clustered around, she repeatedly reached toward a video screen, which showed a small orange ball on a table. As she extended her hand, a robotic arm across the room also reached forward and grasped the actual orange ball on the a... View full abstract»

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  • Fear of frying electromagnetic weapons threaten our data networks. Here's how to stop them

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):46 - 51
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    In the 2001 action movie Ocean's Eleven,criminals use an electromagnetic weapon to black out a portion of Las Vegas. Very futuristic, you may say, but the threat is real and growing. The problem is growing because the technology available to attackers has improved even as the technology being attacked has become more vulnerable. Our infrastructure increasingly depends on closely integrated, high-s... View full abstract»

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  • Not dead yet [Dataflow]

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s): 68
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