Volume 52 Issue 12 • December 2015

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  • IEEE Spectrum [Front Cover]

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  • Table of contents

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  • Visiting Powerful Places [Back Story]

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  • Contributors

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  • Teaching Children to Talk, Not Text

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  • Decoding a baby's genome in 26 hours [News]

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  • Alternative fusion projects warm up [News]

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  • Four new ways to chill chips [News]

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  • 4G for All [News]

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  • Deep Space Diving

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  • Resources

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  • Water stats on tap

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  • Netting the web

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  • Bitcoinages

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  • The quest for the ultimate vacuum tube

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):28 - 51
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    In July, 1962, the Telstar 1 satellite took an enormous leap toward the globally connected world we now take for granted. It relayed from space, for the first time ever, live television images and telephone calls between continents: specifically, a ground station in Andover, Maine, and other stations in England and France. It accomplished this feat thanks to a microwave repeater that had at its he... View full abstract»

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  • Battling borked bits

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    Not long after the first personal computers started entering people's homes, Intel fell victim to a nasty kind of memory error. The company, which had commercialized the very first dynamic random-access memory (DRAM) chip in 1971 with a 1,024-bit device, was continuing to increase data densities. A few years later, Intel's then cutting-edge 16-kilobit DRAM chips were sometimes storing bits differe... View full abstract»

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  • Safeguarding the Supergrid

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    Imagine a blazingly hot day in central China, when all the air conditioners in every megacity are running at full blast. Through the remote mountains of Shanxi province, the major transmission lines that carry ultrahigh-voltage electricity to the cities are operating at close to maximum capacity. View full abstract»

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  • Giving machines humanlike eyes

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    Generations of film and video cameras, including today's best imaging systems, can trace their lineage back to Muybridge's boxy cameras. Of course, modern equipment uses solid-state detectors instead of glass plates, and the number of frames that can be taken each second is vastly greater. But the basic strategy is identical: You capture a sequence of still images, which when played back rapidly g... View full abstract»

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  • And now this...

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