Volume 52 Issue 1 • January 2015

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  • IEEE Spectrum - Front cover

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s): c1
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  • Table of contents

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  • Selfies on steroids [Back story]

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  • Contributors

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  • Technology alone won't improve health in Africa [Spectral lines]

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s): 7
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  • Fiber optics for the far North [News]

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):11 - 13
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  • When will we have an exascale supercomputer? [News]

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):13 - 16
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  • An ultrasonic scalpel for brain surgery [News]

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  • Flywheels get their spin back [News]

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  • A simple enigma

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  • T2 biosystems

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  • Crowdfunding for hardware

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):22 - 23
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  • Cars Weigh Too Much

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s): 24
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  • Looking back on the future

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  • Top Tech to Watch

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  • A robot in the family

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):28 - 58
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    The robot seems determined to put a bigger smile on the man's face. "Are you smiling from the bottom of your heart?" it asks. The man chuckles. "That's what I'm talking about," the robot quips in a high-pitched voice. Then, just for good measure, it bows its plastic head and apologizes for being "too bossy to our CEO." View full abstract»

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  • Portable pathology for Africa

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):37 - 39
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    When John Barber, a project manager at Daktari Diagnostics, sought to test his company's instrument, he went to the type of place where the technology might have the most impact: a small fishing village on the shores of Lake Victoria in Uganda. He awoke at dawn on a November morning in 2013, tossed a few Daktari devices into a backpack, and, together with a team of HIV-treatment specialists, drove... View full abstract»

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  • Big solar's big surge

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):41 - 44
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    Silence generally reigns across California's Carrizo Plain, about 160 kilometers northwest of Los Angeles. But for much of the past three years, this expanse of grassland and farms was anything but silent, as up to 880 people trucked out each day to the plain's sparsely inhabited northern end to build a hefty power plant. On a bright October afternoon, only a handful of construction workers remain... View full abstract»

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  • Your phone will go to pieces

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):44 - 47
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    The modern smartphone is a masterpiece of adaptability. It lets you talk, snap photos, and tote around sprawling media collections. Downloadable apps let you do lots of other things, too, like track your workouts, monitor your diet, or remix a song. There's even an app that helps you find hidden treasure, thanks to software that turns your device into a metal detector using the magnetic-field sens... View full abstract»

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  • Flying selfie bots

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):49 - 51
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    In last year's January tech issue, I focused on the disturbing threat to privacy that unmanned aircraft seemed to pose. Who, after all, would want to be stalked by a small, camera-toting drone that was recording their every move? Seems I got that one wrong. Plenty of people- sports enthusiasts in particular-are ravenous for selfies taken by aerial robots. And start-ups everywhere are now scramblin... View full abstract»

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  • Thus spoke the autobahn

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):52 - 55
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    Seeing taillights flash up ahead, you slam on the brakes, thus sending the signal you've just received to the car behind, with a lag. That car relays the same information with a lag of its own, creating a monstrous traffic jam kilometers down the line. That's the sorry state of car-to-car communication today. Drivers must be totally alert; yet even so, they can't help triggering perverse results. ... View full abstract»

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  • Rewinding tape tech

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