Volume 53 Issue 11 • November 2016

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  • IEEE Spectrum - Front cover

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  • Table of contents

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  • The startup around the corner [Back Story]

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  • Contributors

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  • The invisible technology [Spectral Lines]

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  • China's 2,000-km quantum link is almost complete [News]

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  • Agriculture drones are finally cleared for takeoff [News]

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  • 4 Steps to dust-size neural implants [News]

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  • Breaking the multicore bottleneck [News]

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  • Sailors need not apply [The Big Picture]

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):18 - 19
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  • A DIY Lego controller: A low-cost way to program Lego machines [Resources_Hands On]

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):21 - 22
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  • Profile: Cypher - This startup pivoted from cleaning up calls to helping machines hear [Resources_Startups]

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  • Life Tales of Atari: New stories of a legendary company come to light [Resources_Geek Life]

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  • Solar charging kit showdown, Himalaya s Edition: voltaic systems' Arc 20W outshines goal zero's Sherpa 100 [Resources_Review]

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  • Running, sweating, and persistence hunting [Numbers Don't Lie]

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  • The ever-evolving field of electrical engineering [Reflections]

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  • The molten tin solution

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):28 - 41
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    Even after you don a bunny suit and get deep inside Fab 8, it's hard to get a sense of scale. Rows upon rows of tall machines, known as tools, dominate this US $12 billion GlobalFoundries facility, built amid forest north of Albany, N.Y. Carriers containing silicon wafers zip overhead along ceiling-mounted tracks, like tiny inverted roller coasters. If your timing is good, you'll be standing by a ... View full abstract»

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  • A pocket camera with many eyes

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    The best digital cameras today are SLRs (single-lens reflex cameras), which use a movable mirror to guide the same light rays that fall on the sensor into the viewfinder. These cameras normally have precisely ground glass lenses and large, high-quality image sensors. In the right hands, they can shoot amazing pictures, with brilliant colors and pleasing lighting effects, often showing a crisply fo... View full abstract»

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  • Can solar save the grid?

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    When Steve Johnson had solar panels installed on the roof of his Boulder, Colo., home several years ago, he considered it his personal contribution to making the world a little cleaner. And if his grid-connected photovoltaic (PV) system would occasionally cause his electricity meter to spin backward during the day and trim his utility bills, so much the better. View full abstract»

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  • Run silent, run steep

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    It's a Friday morning in June and easily the worst day of the year for a score of engineering students from Ohio State University, in Columbus. Months of painstaking labor have gone into their all-electric cycle, the Buckeye Current RW-3, to handle one race and one race only: the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, a motorsports race up Colorado's iconic mountain. It towers in the near distance; ... View full abstract»

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  • Social media's dial-up roots

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    For millions of people around the globe, the Internet is a simple fact of life. We take for granted the invisible network that enables us to communicate, navigate, investigate, flirt, shop, and play. Early on, this network-of-networks connected only select companies and university campuses. Nowadays, it follows almost all of us into the most intimate areas of our lives. And yet, very few people kn... View full abstract»

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  • Working at NSA has made me feel an... 'Incredible Sense of Pride' [Cybersecurity Spotlight]

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  • A pen for the Atomic Age [Past Forward]

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