Volume 53 Issue 2 • Feb. 2016

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  • IEEE Spectrum [Front Cover]

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s): c1
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  • Table of contents

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  • El Camino reality [Back Story]

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  • Contributors

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s): 6
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  • The trouble with targets [Spectral Lines]

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s): 8
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  • Rise of the nanowire transistor [News]

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):9 - 11
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  • Linking chips with light [News]

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):11 - 12
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  • MIT's food computer: the future of urban agriculture? [News]

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):12 - 13
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  • Nitrogen supercharges supercapacitors [News]

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s): 14
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  • Freight flyer [The Big Picture]

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):16 - 17
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  • Anouk Wipprecht: dynamic dresses merge high fashion and technology [Resources]

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):19 - 20
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  • Bee Counters: Measuring a nest's occupation by its capacitance [Resources_Hands On]

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):20 - 21
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  • Return of the ASCII: Four titles that eschew fancy graphics [Resources_Toys]

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s): 22
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  • Heads in the clouds: Tech-industry vets fight climate change [Resources_Geek Life]

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):23 - 24
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  • Food waste [Numbers Don't Lie]

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s): 25
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  • When technology hates us [Technically Speaking]

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s): 26
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  • Great leaps of light

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):28 - 53
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    Since 1980, the number of bits per second that can be sent down an optical fiber has increased some 10 millionfold. That's remarkable even by the standards of late-20th-century electronics. It's more than the jump in the number of transistors on chips during that same period, as described by Moore's Law. There ought to be a law here, too. Call it Keck's Law, in honor of Donald Keck. He's the coinv... View full abstract»

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  • A Tesla in every garage?

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):34 - 55
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    Last summer, as I drove around the San Francisco Peninsula, I caught glimpses of a sea change in American automobile culture. Plug-in electric vehicles and charging stations seemed to be everywhere. Near the entrance to Stanford University, I witnessed a three-car fender bender involving only electric cars. And perhaps most remarkable: the prevalence of the Tesla Motors Model S, a luxury electric ... View full abstract»

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  • Playing the Imitation Game with deep learning

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):40 - 45
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    Besides the overpowering bouquet of raspberries in this guy's beer, this review is remarkable for another reason. It was produced by a computer program instructed to hallucinate a review for a "fruit/vegetable beer." Using a powerful artificial-intelligence tool called a recurrent neural network, the software that produced this passage isn't even programmed to know what words are, much less to obe... View full abstract»

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  • Self-driving cars and the law

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):46 - 51
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    It is the year 2023, and for the first time, a self-driving car navigating city streets strikes and kills a pedestrian. A lawsuit is sure to follow. But exactly what laws will apply? Nobody knows. Today, the law is scrambling to keep up with the technology, which is moving forward at a breakneck pace, thanks to efforts by Apple, Audi, BMW, Ford, General Motors, Google, Honda, Mercedes, Nissan, Nvi... View full abstract»

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  • Can you hear me now? [Past Forward]

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s): 60
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