Volume 52 Issue 9 • Sept. 2015

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  • IEEE Spectrum - Front cover

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  • Table of contents

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  • Catching the Wave [Back Story]

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  • Contributors

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  • The Engineered Death [Spectral Lines]

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  • The great baltic disconnect [News]

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  • FBI wants better automated image analysis for tattoos [News]

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  • A wearable turns baseball pitching into a science [News]

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):16 - 17
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  • State of automation [News]

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  • Underground play space [The Big Picture]

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):20 - 21
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  • A kit for the internet of things [Resources_Hands On]

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):23 - 24
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  • Wearables for frail seniors [Resources_Tools]

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  • Defying the drone data deluge [Resources_Startups]

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s): 26
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  • For women engineers, mentoring helps [Resources_Careers]

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s): 27
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  • "New Japan" at 70 [Numbers Don't Lie]

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  • Techies on TV [REflections]

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  • How much is your spare room worth?

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):32 - 58
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    How much should you charge someone to live in your house? Or how much would you pay to live in someone else's house? Would you pay more or less for a planned vacation or for a spur-of-the-moment getaway? Answering these questions isn't easy. And the struggle to do so, my colleagues and I discovered, was preventing potential rentals from getting listed on our site-Airbnb, the company that matches a... View full abstract»

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  • The true history of the traveling wave tube

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):38 - 43
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    An intense-looking young man stepped out of his engineering lab at Caltech to watch what was happening. In the university's nearby high-voltage laboratory, gigantic bolts of electricity were leaping eerily from outlandish equipment. It was 1931, and a Hollywood crew was filming the spark-filled special effects for the creation scene in Boris Karloff's first Frankenstein movie. The serious-minded y... View full abstract»

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  • Better computing with magnets - The simple bar magnet, shrunk down to the nanoscale, could be a powerful logic device

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    When it comes to computing, we can very easily divide the technologies we use into two distinct categories: speedy electronics and stable magnetics. Electrons, which move fast and interact strongly with one another, are ideal for performing computation. Magnets, by contrast, aren't known for their speed, but they're hard to perturb, making them the perfect medium for data storage. But this divisio... View full abstract»

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  • Phone to Fridge: shut up!

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):50 - 56
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    When one of us (Roberson) used to live in Wheaton, Ill., his car's FM radio would blare static every time he drove near a pole-mounted electrical transformer. Now, when he's near a particular intersection in Chicago and an elevated train passes by, his mobile phone call gets dropped. The same thing happened to him in a rapid transit station in Washington, D.C., during a conference call with the ot... View full abstract»

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  • And now this...

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