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IEEE Spectrum

Volume 53 Issue 8 • August 2016

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  • IEEE Spectrum - Front cover

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  • Table of contents

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  • A top-secret spoofer [Back Story]

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  • Contributors

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  • Simon Ramo, a force of nature in 20th-century electronic engineering [Spectral Lines]

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  • Private satellite to track carbon polluters [News]

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  • Finding one face in a million [News]

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  • For sale: deep learning [News]

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  • China inches toward the exascale [News]

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  • Game strategy [The Big Picture]

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  • Turning music into colors a wi-fi chip has unexpected power [Resources_Hands On]

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  • Profile: Beth Keser - This engineer is macgyvering a jump to Hollywood [Resources_Careers]

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  • How to run a successful mobile crowdsourcing project developers must respect the quirks of smartphone culture [Resources_At Work]

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  • Classic circuit comeback star simpson makes circuit boards to honor a legend [Resources_Geek Life]

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  • Boeing at 100 [Numbers Don't Lie]

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  • Death by smartphone [Technically Speaking]

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  • Attackers can spoof navigation signals without our knowledge. Here's how to fight back GPS lies

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    Just hours before U.S. president Barack Obama delivered his final State of the Union speech in January, two U.S. Navy patrol boats wandered into Iranian waters. The Iranian military intercepted the vessels and captured 10 U.S. sailors, making for an awkward moment as the president took the stage. The seamen were released the next day, but no military official seemed able to explain why the boats h... View full abstract»

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  • Communication with a twist

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    Beams that carry orbital angular momentum (OAM) can be used to move tiny objects, and they have been used to enhance the resolving power of microscopes. But the exploitation of OAM may have the biggest impact in communications. OAM waves with dilferent “twists” don't interfere with one another. That means they can be overlaid one on top of another to carry a theoretically unlimited number of diffe... View full abstract»

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  • The troubled past and uncertain future of radio interference

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    The last-and only-radio innovator having no reason to think about interference was Heinrich Hertz, when he fired up the world's first radio transmitter in 1886. Once he turned on a second one, he created the potential for interference. It's been a problem ever since. Indeed, the problem is now acute and could easily get much worse. That's because 5G mobile data service is on the way, promising as ... View full abstract»

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  • The smart road not taken [Tech History]

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    On a cool December day in 1925, Charles Adler Jr. stood beside Falls Road, a state highway on Baltimore's north side. He was there to test his latest invention: an electromagnetic apparatus that would automatically slow cars traveling at unsafe speeds. Adler had embedded magnetic plates in the road where it led into a precarious curve, and he was now waiting for a specially prepared car to drive o... View full abstract»

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  • Finally, my jetpack has arrived [Past Forward]

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s): 60
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