Volume 52 Issue 5 • May 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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  • Keeping up with Mildred [Back Story]

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  • Contributors

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  • How to stop killer asteroids [Spectral Lines]

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  • Waste-to-energy at the roof of the world [News]

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  • Japanese startup reinvents the wheelchair [News]

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  • Google's year of forgetting [News]

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  • Soggy computing [News]

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  • Insect psychology [The Big Picture]

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  • Return of the elf [Resources_Hands On]

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):23 - 24
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  • Terabytes on tap [Resources_Tools]

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s): 25
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  • Coping with promotion [Resources_Careers]

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s): 26
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  • Ashok Jhunjhunwala [Resources_Careers]

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s): 27
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  • Keep on flying [Numbers Don't Lie]

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s): 28
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  • Seeing radio [Reflections]

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  • A sentinel for space

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):32 - 56
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    Humankind lives in a cosmic shooting gallery. For evidence of that, we need look no further than the events of 15 February 2013. On that day, a medium-size asteroid was set to pass some 28,000 kilometers from Earth, unusually close and well within the orbits of geosynchronous satellites. Dubbed 2012 DA14, the rock was first spotted the previous year. Since then, astronomers had been eagerly antici... View full abstract»

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  • A power play in Nicaragua (International Report)

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):38 - 43
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    On a dirt road high in Nicaragua's northern mountains, a small knot of men and two precocious young boys uncoil electrical cable from the back of a pickup truck. Other workers swing machetes at overhanging tree branches. Along the cleared shoulder of the road, another crew tightens a cable on a freshly planted utility pole. View full abstract»

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  • The forgotten history of small nuclear reactors

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):44 - 58
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    Atantalizing proposition has taken hold again in the nuclear industry: that small nuclear reactors have economic and other advantages over the standard-size ones being built today. The idea is that by reducing the substantial financial risk of a full-scale nuclear project, small reactors are the best option for kick-starting a much-discussed revival of nuclear power. View full abstract»

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  • The queen of carbon

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    BEFORE SILICON GOT ITS OWN VALLEY, THIS mild-mannered element had to vanquish many other contenders to prove itself the premier semiconductor technology. It did so in the 1950s and 1960s. Today, carbon is poised at a similar crossroads, with carbon-based technologies on the verge of transforming computing and boosting batterystorage capacities. Already, researchers have used these technologies to ... View full abstract»

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  • When integrated circuits couldn't be trusted [And Now This]

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s): 64
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  • Errata for "The Multiple Lives of Moore's Law," Vol. 52, no. 4 (NA), April 2015, p. 30

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s): 67
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    The number of components quoted in the sentence "By 1965, the company was getting ready to release a chip with 64 components" is a ballpark figure based on Moore's chart showing the growth in the number of components over time. Moore has given approximate figures for the number of components on the chips that Fairchild was working on around 1965. View full abstract»

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