Volume 53 Issue 10 • October 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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  • The Old College Try [Back Story]

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  • Contributors

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s): 6
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  • STEM crisis? What about the STS crisis? [Spectral Lines]

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s): 8
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  • Wind battles coal for access to China's grid [News]

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):9 - 10
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  • The next high-performance transistor [News]

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):11 - 12
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  • The internet of fewer things [News]

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):12 - 13
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  • Lidar that will make self-driving cars affordable [News]

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s): 14
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  • Bot the builder [The Big Picture]

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):16 - 17
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  • The megaprocessor

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):19 - 20
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  • The right way to hire and retain minority engineers

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s): 21
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  • The "air" theremin

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):22 - 23
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  • Nuclear electricity: a successful failure

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s): 24
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  • The internet of word-things

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s): 25
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  • Fighting cancer with quantum dots

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):26 - 31
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    The bits of semiconducting material that are lately brightening the colors on television screens hold a much greater promise-that they will extend lives. These tiny crystals are far too small to be seen with the naked eye, measuring just one ten-thousandth the width of a human hair, which is one reason they're called quantum dots. When you shine a suitable light on such a dot, it becomes luminous,... View full abstract»

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  • Supercar 2.0

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):32 - 37
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    The Acura NSX's automated launch control leaps from a standstill to 60 miles per hour. But there's not a trace of wheel spin and smoking rubber, the usual hallmarks of a neck-snapping drag-strip run here at the track in Thermal, California. View full abstract»

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  • The hard-knocks bot

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):38 - 43
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    During practices, American football coaches typically stay on the sidelines, grim-faced, as they order their players through drills. But during an afternoon this past May, in the cavernous training facility for the Pittsburgh Steelers, head coach Mike Tomlin couldn't resist getting in on the action. As a human-size robot sped over the artificial turf, the grinning coach ran onto the field and tack... View full abstract»

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  • The early-adopter blues

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):44 - 50
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    You may have noticed them going up in your town's streets and parking lots: a new generation of pole-mounted lights that pour down a cool torrent of lumens from an array of light-emitting diodes. Like me, you might have welcomed this development. LEDs are, after all, the most energy-efficient lighting option on the market. They can last twice as long as ordinary sodiumvapor streetlights, and their... View full abstract»

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  • The little-known history of Jack Kilby's misadventure in solar power

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):50 - 55
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    In the summer of 1958, a new employee at Texas Instruments, Jack St. Clair Kilby, had not yet accrued enough time off to take a company-wide vacation. Alone in the lab, Kilby pondered the then-current "tyranny of numbers" problem: the time-consuming and imperfect process of soldering connections between very large numbers of discrete solidstate components. Within a few short weeks, Kilby came up w... View full abstract»

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  • When nuking food was novel

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s): 72
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