Volume 53 Issue 4 • April 2016

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  • IEEE Spectrum - Front cover

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s): 1
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  • Table of contents

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  • Notes From Underground

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s): 4
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  • Contributors

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s): 6
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  • Celebrating Claude Shannon [Spectral Lines]

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s): 8
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  • Swirly antennas see the ancient cosmos [news]

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):9 - 11
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  • Power electronics' cool new flavor [news]

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  • Neural networks on the go [news]

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  • U.S. fission fizzles [News]

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  • Space rescue [The Big Picture]

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):16 - 17
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  • Vulture voyeur a sensor-packed egg monitors nests from the inside

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):19 - 20
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  • Reinventing retail the latest Silicon Valley adventure is in brick-and-mortar

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s): 21
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  • What would Marvin Minsky read? Key works from the AI Titan's favorite authors

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s): 22
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  • India's startup boom Amit Agrawal says foreign investors need to avoid the familiar

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):23 - 24
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  • Manufacturing powers

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s): 25
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  • Curating the digital age

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s): 26
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  • The digital underground

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):29 - 35
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    As the River Thames meanders eastward through London, it horseshoes around a lobe of land called the Isle of Dogs. In the 19th century, the area boasted one of the world's busiest dock complexes, but by 1980 it had deteriorated into an industrial wasteland. More recently, thanks to massive redevelopment, the area has blossomed again to become Canary Wharf, an enclave of glittering glass skyscraper... View full abstract»

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  • Top ten tech cars 2016

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):36 - 47
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    "We wanted flying cars; instead we got 140 characters," is venture capitalist Peter Thiel's famous credo. But though a freeway in the sky seems as fantastical as ever, we are going to get something even better: a self-driving car. View full abstract»

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  • Linux turns 25

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):48 - 56
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    Revolution was brewing on the European periphery in the summer of 1991. Years of struggle by outspoken rebels against the status quo were coming to a boil, and a way of life that once seemed unassailable neared its collapse. Ask most historians to tell you about that revolution and they'll describe the events that preceded the dissolution of the Soviet Union. As an attempted coup d'etat by reactio... View full abstract»

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  • The ballistic broiler

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s): 64
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