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IEEE Spectrum

Volume 55 Issue 9 • Sept. 2018

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  • Front cover

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  • Table of contents

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  • Hbo's data compression stars - [Back Story]

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  • Contributors - [Contributors]

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  • Training tomorrow's doctor-engineers: The medical profession is changing, and so must medical education - [Spectral Lines]

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  • Shining a light on global winds: The Aeolus satellite uses powerful lidar to measure wind speeds - [News]

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  • Hydrogen hybrids debut as zero-emission delivery trucks: Fuel cells extend the range of battery-powered trucks now heading for California roads - [News]

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  • AI-human partnerships tackle "fake news": Machine learning can get you only so far-then human judgment is required - [News]

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  • Wearable sensor detects stress in sweat: Cortisol is key to tracking stress, but it's tough to measure in an instant - [News]

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  • Tour De smart-phone - [News]

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  • The printable motor the trick is to use circuit board traces for coils - [Resources]

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  • Music for aliens: Jonathon keats creates instruments for nonhuman senses - [Resources_Geeklife]

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  • Parrot's new drone reclaims aniche: The Anafi marks the company's return to theconsumerspace - [Resources_Review]

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  • Calling all robots: We are building the world's largest, coolest robotics catalog - [Resources_Tools and Toys]

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  • Fixing spectrum auctions - [Opinion]

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  • September 1888: Kodak camera is patented - [Opinion]

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  • The age of the heroic inventor is over - [Opinion]

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  • The quest to save genomics: Unless researchers solve the looming data compression problem, biomedical science could stagnate

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    AVE YOU HAD YOUR GENOME SEQUENCED YET? Millions of people around the world already have, and by 2025 that number could reach a billion. View full abstract»

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  • It should come as no surprise

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    That recent advances in big-data analytics and artificial intelligence have created strong incentives for enterprises to amass information about every measurable aspect of their businesses. And financial regulations now require organizations to keep records for much longer periods than they had to in the past. So companies and institutions of all stripes are holding onto more and more. View full abstract»

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  • Silicon photonics' last-meter problem: Economics and physics still pose challenges to "fiber to the processor" tech

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    If you think we're on the cusp of a technological revolution today, imagine what it felt like in the mid-1980s. Silicon chips used transistors with micrometer-size features. Fiber-optic systems were zipping trillions of bits per second around the world. View full abstract»

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  • Less fire, more power: Without the needlelike growths that can short out cells, lithium-ion batteries will be safer

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    LITHIUM-ION BATTERIES HAVE MADE HEADLINES for the wrong reason: as a fire hazard. Just this past May, three apparent battery fires in Tesla cars were reported in the United States and Switzerland. In the United States alone, a fire in a lithium-ion battery grounds a flight every 10 days on average, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. And the same problem afflicts electronic cigarette... View full abstract»

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  • Past forward: The ABCs of telegraphy - [Past Forward_by Allison Marsh]

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