Volume 51 Issue 10 • October 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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  • When fiction meets fact [Back Story]

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  • Contributors

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  • When freedom rang [Spectral Lines]

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):8 - 14
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  • IBM's new brain [News]

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):17 - 19
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  • Identifying explosives at a distance [News]

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):19 - 20
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  • A better test than turing [News]

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  • Firefighters get life-saving wearables [News]

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  • Roadside robot [The Big Picture]

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):24 - 25
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  • Hands-free sheet music [Resources-Hands On]

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):27 - 28
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  • Remote-collaboration software for engineers [Resources_At Work]

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s): 29
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  • Review: WikiMusical [Resources_Geek Life]

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s): 30
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  • The bean [Resources_Tools]

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s): 32
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  • Mapheads and roadgeeks: the new cartography [Technically Speaking]

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  • All smart, no phone

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):36 - 41
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    This paper discusses the bottlenecks affecting the quality of audio on mobile phones, despite their ubiquity and decades-long existence. View full abstract»

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  • An even better atomic clock

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):42 - 64
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    In 1967, time underwent a dramatic shift. That was the year the key increment of time- the second-went from being defined as a tiny fraction of a year to something much more stable and fundamental: the time it takes for radiation absorbed and emitted by a cesium atom to undergo a certain number of cycles. View full abstract»

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  • The people's cloud

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):50 - 55
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    Peer-to-peer cloud computing could free us from the tyranny of data centers. With the right software, geographically distributed hardware can provide a unified cloud-computing resource. Some cloud-computing providers put all their hardware eggs in one datacenter basket [blue]. Others employ multiple data centers networked together [orange]. The logical extension is a peer-to-peer cloud made of ind... View full abstract»

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  • The great lightbulb conspiracy

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):56 - 61
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    On 23 December 1924, a group of leading international businessmen gathered in Geneva for a meeting that would alter the world for decades to come. Present were top representatives from all the major lightbulb manufacturers, including Germany¿s Osram, the Netherlands¿ Philips, France¿s Compagnie des Lampes, and the United States¿ General Electric. As revelers hung Christmas lights elsewhere in the ... View full abstract»

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  • What are venture capitalists betting on? [Dataflow]

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s): 76
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