Volume 54 Issue 3 • March 2017

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  • IEEE Spectrum - Front cover

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  • Table of contents

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  • More than a lab animal [Back Story]

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  • Contributors

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  • Do we have to build robots that need rights? [Spectral Lines]

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  • Finish line looms for Google lunar xprize [News]

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  • Graphene could buttress next-gen computer chip wiring [News]

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  • At-home electric headband for depression could go mainstream [News]

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  • Self-driving cars have a bicycle problem [News]

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  • Meetings in Japan

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  • Droid drivers [The Big Picture]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):16 - 17
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  • Hi-Fi with your PI [Resources_Hands On]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):19 - 20
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  • UConn's outreach to K–12 girls pays off [Resources_Education]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): 21
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  • MOOCs come back to earth [Resources_Education]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): 22
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  • Digital music's language maestro [Resources_Geek Life]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): 23
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  • Thank Maxwell for cellphones [Numbers Don't Lie]

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  • The millimeter wireless frontier [Reflections]

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  • Dunking the data center

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):26 - 31
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    When Sean James, who works on data-center technology for Microsoft, suggested that the company put server farms entirely underwater, his colleagues were a bit dubious. But for James, who had earlier served on board a submarine for the U.S. Navy, submerging whole data centers beneath the waves made perfect sense. . This tactic, he argued, would not only limit the cost of cooling the machines-an eno... View full abstract»

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  • Deep learning reinvents the hearing aid

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):32 - 37
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    To produce a better experience for hearing aid wearers, the author's lab at Ohio State University, in Columbus, recently applied machine learning based on deep neural networks to the task of segregating sounds. They have tested multiple versions of a digital filter that not only amplifies sound but can also isolate speech from background noise and automatically adjust the volumes of each separatel... View full abstract»

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  • Octobot - A robot octopus points the way to soft robotics

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    The sun was sparkling on the Mediterranean sea on the afternoon when a graduate student from my lab tossed our prize robot into the water for the first time. I watched nervously as our electronic creation sank beneath the waves. But the bot didn't falter: When we gave it the command to swim, it filled its expandable mantle with water, then jetted out the fluid to shoot forward. When we ordered it ... View full abstract»

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  • Orbital mechanics

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    Let's say you are the program manager of a very large, complex system. Perhaps it's an aircraft, or a building, or a communications network. Your system is valued at over US $500 million. Could you imagine being told that you won't ever be able to maintain it? That, once it's operational, it will never be inspected, repaired, or upgraded with new hardware? . Welcome to the world of satellite build... View full abstract»

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  • When form exceeded function [Past Forward]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): 56
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