Volume 54 Issue 12 • December 2017

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  • IEEE Spectrum - Front cover

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): c1
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  • Table of contents

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  • Wild Encounters [Back Story]

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  • Contributors

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  • Can tech moguls cure what ails medicine? [Spectral lines]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): 8
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  • Drones make a special delivery- Mosquitoes [News]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):9 - 11
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  • For more power, float wind turbines far out at sea [News]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):11 - 12
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  • Wanted: AI that can spy [News]

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  • The battle for the smart-car brain [News]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): 14
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  • Air Fare [The big picture]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):16 - 17
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  • 2017 Holiday Gift Guide [Resources]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):19 - 21
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  • DIY digital decorations

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):22 - 23
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  • Electric vehicles: not so fast

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): 24
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  • Exit code

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  • Building the world's biggest telescope

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):26 - 33
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    Even in early Winter, the sun is harsh in Western Australia's Murchison shire. In this land of unpaved roads, kangaroo tracks, and low, scrubby vegetation, visitors can and sometimes do get lost. Nevertheless, here I am, a few hundred kilometers from the coast, standing on rusty red dirt, hiding under my sun hat. I am visiting a future site of one of the most ambitious telescopes ever conceived. View full abstract»

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  • Keeping perfect time with caged atoms

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    For Fridtjof Nansen, 13 April 1895 started well. Six days earlier, the Norwegian explorer had set a new record for the closest approach to the North Pole, and now he was moving quickly over unbroken sea ice toward Cape Fligely and home. But then came a sickening realization: In his eagerness to break camp, he had forgotten to wind the chronometers. He had lost track of precise time, and thus the a... View full abstract»

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  • Broadband or bust

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    Circle. Engines roaring, Annie pauses to steady its load, which had begun to sway below, and veers off toward a bald mountaintop. On the mountain, at a rocky site called Igichuk, a work crew has just finished setting up the tower’s base, dropped off earlier by Annie. Now, they’re focused on executing the most delicate delivery of the day, one of many difficult steps required to sink a single new t... View full abstract»

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  • Turbocharging the web

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):48 - 53
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    What if you could share a computer-aided design (CAD) model and even allow a colleague to manipulate it from afar? "Click on this link, check out my design, and feel free to add more holes or fill some in," you might say. You wouldn’t have to instruct your distant coworker to install special software or worry about whether her operating system could run it. Imagine that all your programs and data ... View full abstract»

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  • Past forward: programming with plugs and cords

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): 72
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