Volume 51 Issue 12 • December 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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  • Giving electromagnetism its due [Back Story]

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  • Contributors

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  • My favorite things [Spectral Lines]

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  • Enter the dynomak [News]

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):11 - 13
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  • Li-Fi gets ready to compete with Wi-Fi [News]

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  • Mexico's renewables revolution creates tension

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  • Six-state memristor opens door to weird computing [News]

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  • Aboard the sky yacht [News]

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  • Resources - Holiday gift guide 2014

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):23 - 26
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  • DIY exoplanet detector

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):27 - 28
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  • Ambient is everywhere

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  • Energy's creative destruction

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):30 - 35
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    Starting in 2007, Google committed significant resources to tackle the world's climate and energy problems. A few of these efforts proved very successful: Google deployed some of the most energy-efficient data centers in the world, purchased large amounts of renewable energy, and offset what remained of its carbon footprint. View full abstract»

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  • The Long Road to Maxwell's Equations

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):36 - 56
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    Should you wish to pay homage to the great physicist James Clerk Maxwell, you wouldn't lack for locales in which to do it. There's a memorial marker in London's Westminster Abbey, not far from Isaac Newton's grave. A magnificent statue was recently installed in Edinburgh, near his birthplace. Or you can pay your respects at his final resting place near Castle Douglas, in southwestern Scotland, a s... View full abstract»

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  • Robots get a grip

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):42 - 47
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    The human hand is one of nature's marvels - and a stupendous challenge to engineers who would replicate it. It's an intricate assemblage with 29 flexible joints and thousands of specialized nerve endings, overseen by a control system so sensitive that it can instantly indicate how hot an object is, how smooth its surface is, and even how firmly it should be grasped. View full abstract»

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  • The Wax Rocket

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):49 - 53
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    Since spaceflight began, there have been fewer than 5,500 launches into orbit, and only about 300 of those have carried astronauts. These endeavors have always been risky. Indeed, the failure rate for space launches over the past five decades has hovered around 8 percent. Early aircraft were also subject to frequent accidents, but private industry invested billions in development, and these machin... View full abstract»

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  • The smartphone recipe

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s): 80
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