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IEEE Spectrum

Volume 55 Issue 5 • May 2018

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  • IEEE Spectrum - Front cover

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  • Table of contents

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  • Eye of the storm [Back Story]

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  • Contributors

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  • Move over, Moore's law. Make way for Huang's law [Spectral Lines]

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  • Spying deadly chemicals from 30 meters [News]

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  • Oil states try to turn sunlight into freshwater [News]

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  • The digital fingerprints of brain disorders [News]

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  • Forging voices and faces [News]

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  • Dance music [The Big Picture]

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  • Acoustic levitation [Resources]

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  • What you need to know about Europe's data privacy rules [Resources_At Work]

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  • Break these habits for a better workplace [Resources_At Work]

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  • How to IoT [Internet of Everything]

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    IN A HOME or on a manufacturing floor, there's no point in connecting something just so it's online. You must have a reason. Andy Rhodes, the former vice president and general manager for Dell's Internet of Things (IoT) commercial sales division, once told me that he no longer takes phone calls from companies asking for "some IoT." If the company doesn't know what it wants to do with connected dev... View full abstract»

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  • May 1888: Tesla files his patents for the electric motor [Numbers Don't Lie]

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    ELECTRICAL DEVICES ADVANCED by leaps and bounds in the 1880s, which saw the first commercial generation in centralized power plants, the first durable lightbulbs, the first transformers, and the first (limited) urban grids. But for most of the decade, advances in electric motors lagged behind. View full abstract»

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  • Deep complexities in EE [Reflections]

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    FROM TIME TO TIME I HAVE SEEN Internet videos of seemingly impossible gymnastic performances. Sometimes the links to these videos have been accompanied by a comment by the poster to the effect of "I could do this if I wanted, but I choose not to." This brings a little smile to my face, but I've been thinking lately that I've been telling myself something similar when I see some of today's technica... View full abstract»

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  • Electric Blue Skies

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    In the century that's elapsed since the dawn of commercial aviation, air transportation has become pretty well refined. Yet paradoxically, it's easier to fly halfway around the world than to travel to a nearby city. As a result, many people shun air travel when taking short trips. View full abstract»

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  • Rebuilding Puerto Rico's Grid

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    Gary Soto was hunkering down on the outskirts of San Juan. Soto, the operations manager of Puerto Rico's state-run utility, faced a daunting task: to keep the grid running and minimize damage from the storm. In the windowless, wood-paneled control center at the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA), Soto and a dozen other engineers and supervisors worked at U-shaped desks littered with pape... View full abstract»

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  • Exabytes in a Test Tube

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    FIVE THOUSAND YEARS AGO, a man died in the Alps. It's possible he died from a blow to the head, or he may have bled to death after being shot in the shoulder with an arrow. There's a lot we don't know about Otzi (named for the Otztal Alps, where he was discovered), despite the fact that researchers have spent almost 30 years studying him. View full abstract»

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  • GPS's navigator in chief

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    AS I DRIVE THROUGH THE VINEYARD-COVERED HILLS OF SAN LUIS OBISPO, CALIF. , THE TINY GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM receiver in my phone works with Google Maps to alert me to upcoming turns. The app reassures me that I'll arrive at my destination on time, in spite of a short delay for construction. How different this trip would have been in the pre-GPS era, when the obscured road sign at one intersectio... View full abstract»

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  • Audio archaeology [Past Forward]

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