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IEEE Spectrum

Volume 54 Issue 4 • April 2017

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  • IEEE Spectrum - Front cover

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  • Table of contents

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  • Hot on the trail of cold warriors [Back Story]

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  • Contributors

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  • President trump needs an engineering adviser [Spectral Lines]

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  • Lice-hunting underwater drone protects salmon [News]

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  • Medical robots go soft [News]

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  • Twilight for the golden age of earth observation? [News]

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  • Speck-size computers: Now with deep learning [News]

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  • A trial called quess [The Big Picture]

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  • Earphone showdown, part one the etymotic ER4, audio-technica ATH-IM70, and LKERi1 [Resources_Review]

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  • Hold back the tide [Resources_Hands On]

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  • Rethinking CS101 [Resources_Education]

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  • Planet of the cows [Numbers Don't Lie]

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  • Escaping the powerpoint prison [Technically Speaking]

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  • 2017 Top ten tech cars

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    You can show people an Italian supersedan that set a lap record on the famed Nurburgring circuit. You can point them to a sleek, affordable electric runabout that can go from Paris to Luxembourg on a single charge. But they'll probably just want to know one thing: When are cars going to drive themselves? The specter of the fully autonomous, virtually self-aware car has captured imaginations and do... View full abstract»

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  • The bunny, the witch, and the war room

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    Among the Stanford Research Institute's many classified research projects in the early 1970s was a contract supported by the Central Intelligence Agency's Office of Technical Service, a division headed by Sidney Gottlieb, perhaps the most notorious scientist ever to work for the spy agency. The secret program was testing different forms of parapsychology, such as whether humans had the ability to ... View full abstract»

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  • The packet protector

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    The internet is more than 45 years old and it's starting to show its age. To be sure, it has served us wonderfully well. Its underlying technologies delivered the World Wide Web (still a young adult at around 28 years old) and our global communications network. Even as its user base has swelled to 3.4 billion, these technologies have scaled admirably. n Today, however, all of those users demand a ... View full abstract»

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  • The power grid in 2030

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    Developing technology is like driving a race car: You push the machinery as fast as it'll go, and if you can avoid a crash, a prize awaits you at the finish line. For engineers, the reward is sometimes monetary, but more often it's the satisfaction of seeing the world become a better place. . Thanks to many such engineers driving many such race cars, a lot of progress is about to happen in an unex... View full abstract»

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  • Built for speed [Past Forward]

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