IEEE Spectrum

Volume 54 Issue 8 • August 2017

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  • IEEE Spectrum - Front cover

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  • Table of contents

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  • A smashing success [Back Story]

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  • Contributors

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  • The nuclear weapons complexities [Spectral Lines]

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  • Fake malaria meds meet their match [News]

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  • Bespoke processors: A new path to cheap chips [News]

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  • Unhackable quantum networks take to space [News]

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  • Machine learning and quantum computing become BFFs [News]

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  • Music-making piano droid [The Big Picture]

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  • The TurtleBot3 Teacher [Resources_Hands On]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):19 - 20
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  • Where the jobs are: 2017 [Resources_Careers]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):21 - 22
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  • Documentaries for engineers [Resources_Reviews]

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  • Transformers, the unsung technology [Numbers Don't Lie]

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  • Jerktech [Technically Speaking]

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  • Where is planet nine?

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    Michael E. Brown is often called "the guy who killed Pluto." But he takes the moniker in stride. Sitting in his sunny Pasadena office at the California Institute of Technology, Brown jokes that Pluto, which was reclassified as a dwarf planet in 2006, had it coming. The year before, Brown had discovered Eris, a frosty dwarf in the outer solar system more massive than Pluto and named, fittingly, for... View full abstract»

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  • Robotic cars won't understand us, and we won't cut them much slack

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    The engineers who built routers for the fledgling ARPANET in 1969 never dreamed that networking technology would upend journalism. Nor did anyone guess that cellular communication would make people ignore one another at the dinner table. Early users of email had no idea of spam. Henry Ford did not foresee the traffic jam. . Technology has unintended consequences. Sometimes they are large and tumul... View full abstract»

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  • Look into my eyes

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    They're hard at work on futuristic-sounding technology that uses smart contact lenses and implantable lenses to diagnose, monitor, and treat a wide range of diseases. In 2014, two of the largest multinational companies made an announcement that brought this new technology into sharp focus. Google, through its biology offshoot, now named Verily Life Sciences, and the Swiss pharmaceutical giant Nova... View full abstract»

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  • On their last legs

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    Imagine this: It's early morning, and you're sleeping alone in your bed. Suddenly your ankle vibrates, and a voice blurts out from beneath the sheets: "This is the monitoring center. You are not in your inclusion zone. Do you have permission to be outside this area?" That's what happened to a man named Jeffrey B. when his GPS-equipped ankle bracelet went berserk. The California Department of Corre... View full abstract»

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  • Style in super-computing [Past Forward]

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