Volume 53 Issue 5 • May 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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  • Engineering in a sacred river [Back Story]

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

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s): 6
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  • The search for a better battery: Government funding and venture capital won't buy us better batteries anytime soon [Spectral Lines]

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s): 7
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  • Cybersecurity at U.S. utilities due for an upgrade: Tech to detect intrusions into industrial control systems will be mandatory [News]

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):11 - 13
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  • When will Google's self-driving car really be ready? It depends on where you live and what you mean by "ready" [News]

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):13 - 14
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  • Three super-cool technologies: A robotic AC, an office chair on ice, and cool insoles [News]

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):14 - 15
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  • The fight over .africa: Two registries have claimed the continent's Internet domain [News]

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s): 16
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  • Choose your own movie adventure [The Big Picture]

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):18 - 19
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  • Beyond the quadcopter: New designs for drones showcased at CeBIT [Resources_Startups]

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):21 - 22
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  • Ari Caroline: This big-data guru mines analytics to help cancer patients [Resources_Careers]

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s): 23
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  • Circuit-bending a vintage Casio: An '80s synthesizer is reborn as an avant-garde instrument [Resources_Hands On]

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):24 - 25
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  • Embodied energy: Mobile devices and cars [Numbers Don't Lie]

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s): 26
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  • Are engineers designing their robotic replacements? [Reflections]

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s): 27
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  • Restoring the human touch: Prosthetics imbued with haptics give their wearers fine motor control and a sense of connection

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):28 - 33
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    Wearing a blindfold and noise-canceling headphones, Igor Spetic gropes for the bowl in front of him, reaches into it, and picks up a cherry by its stem. He uses his left hand, which is his own flesh and blood. His right hand, though, is a plastic and metal prosthetic, the consequence of an industrial accident. Spetic is a volunteer in our research at the Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Affairs Med... View full abstract»

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  • The river dolphin's distress call: Sonar engineers fight to save an endangered species in the Ganges

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):34 - 58
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    There's a fiery sunset tinge on the Ganges as a half dozen engineers and wildlife experts gaze over the water, perched on planks aboard a battered wooden skiff. The water is still along this quiet stretch of river in northern India. A local fisherman handles the sputtering outboard motor as the boat wends slowly downriver, past sandy banks fringed with tall grasses and pocked with holes made by ne... View full abstract»

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  • Could you fall for a scam? Spam filters are passe. What we need is software that unmasks fraudsters

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):40 - 55
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    SAY YOU RECEIVE an email saying, "We have kidnapped your child. To verify that we are telling the truth, just call your child's cellphone. To get your child back, you need to send us $10,000 within one hour. We will send instructions in a separate email. Do not tell anybody–or else." · Chances are you'd pick up the phone and call your child. Imagine the chill along your spine when a stranger answe... View full abstract»

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  • Modem maestro: G. David Forney Jr., the 2016 IEEE Medal of Honor recipient, turns information theory into practice.

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):44 - 47
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    It can sometimes seem as though there's a gaping chasm between theory and reality. But G. David Forney Jr., the recipient of this year's IEEE Medal of Honor, masterfully straddles both realms, his colleagues say. A key figure in the development of the high-speed modem, a device that opened up the Internet and all its associated world-changing technologies, Forney has balanced the practical and the... View full abstract»

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  • The tv's vanishing act: radical new display and content-delivery technologies will doom the television set.

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):48 - 53
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    Since the 1950s, when television displaced radio as the major form of home entertainment, the TV set has ruled the consumer-electronics world. Its look has changed-from a tiny, round porthole in a sturdy, wood-grained cabinet to today's impossibly thin screen balancing on a sculpted stand or hanging on the wall. But through its various incarnations, it has been this box of electronics-tuner/demodu... View full abstract»

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  • Listening for Gremlins [Past Forward]

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s): 64
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