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IEEE Spectrum

Volume 56 Issue 01 • Jan. 2019

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  • Front cover

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  • Table of contents

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  • Recipe for a hard disk

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  • Contributors

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  • The trillion-device world: ARM CEO Simon Segars says the coming 5th wave of computing is far more than a mere Internet of Things - [Spectral Lines]

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  • Drone delivers human kidney: The organ was flown several kilometers by a drone without incurring damage - [News]

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  • Automated eyes watch plants grow: Crop scientists hope to replace traditional painstaking monitoring methods - [News]

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  • Why AIs are chasing chickens in Minecraft: The path to a generally intelligent AI might run through this virtual universe - [News]

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  • A safer way for batteries to fail: Putting a gap in the right place can stop lithium-ion batteries from exploding - [News]

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  • The strange evolution of the poco: A game-friendly kit began as a camcorder - [Resource]

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  • The Sony Walkman: Thegadget that let people create a mobile personal soundtrack - [Resources_Tools & Toys]

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  • Log on like it's 1985: One of the most popular Minitel services has been resurrected - [Resources_Geek Life]

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  • Keeping the industrial IoT in sync - [Opinion]

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  • Energy intensity of passenger travel - [Opinion]

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  • Making a great university - [Opinion]

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  • Top tech 2019

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  • SpaceX and blue origin face off

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    The commercial space business has blossomed over the past decade. Two companies, though, have grabbed the spotlight, emerging as the most ambitious of them all: Blue Origin and SpaceX. View full abstract»

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  • The U.S. finally goes big on offshore wind

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    Sometime in 2019, construction on Vineyard Wind, the first major offshore wind farm in the United States, will begin. Workers will start prepping a pair of undersea substations to be installed about 55 kilometers south of the Massachusetts mainland. A specially equipped trawler will lay undersea transmission cable between the site and a landfall on Cape Cod. The cable will connect to the switching... View full abstract»

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  • "Iron man" suits are coming to factory floors

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    What's the most important thing for people to know about the full-body exoskeleton from Sarcos Robotics, which can turn an assembly-line worker into a superhero? "We're taking orders," says Sarcos CEO Ben Wolff. View full abstract»

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  • Ethereum will cut back its absurd energy use

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    Bitcoin soaks up most of the hype and the opprobrium heaped on cryptocurrencies, leaving its younger and smaller sibling Ethereum in the shadows. But Ethereum is anything but small. Its market capitalization was roughly US $10 billion at press time, and it has an equally whopping energy footprint. View full abstract»

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  • Taxis without drivers-or steering wheels

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    A COMING MILESTONE in the automobile world is the widespread rollout of Level 4 autonomy, where the car drives itself without supervision. Waymo, the company spun out of Google's self-driving car research, said it would start a commercial Level 4 taxi service by late 2018, although that hadn't happened as of press time. And GM Cruise, in San Francisco, is committed to do the same in 2019, using a ... View full abstract»

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  • Phone service by balloon

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    Kenya runs on mobile phones. There are almost 43 million in use by Kenya's nearly 50 million citizens, meaning the East African country has the 33rd highest mobile phone usage in the world. By comparison, it has fewer than 70,000 fixed landlines. View full abstract»

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  • Perovskite solar cells: Ready for prime time

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    At a factory on the outskirts of Brandenburg en der Havel, Germany, bunny-suited technicians are manufacturing the future. The shiny, thin squares they're assembling into flat modules promise to outperform the best solar panels on the market. View full abstract»

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  • A new spin on robot actuators

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    While robots are becoming more diverse and capable, there's one component that hasn't changed much in the past half century: their actuators. View full abstract»

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  • Machine learning predicts home prices

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    In 1714, the British Parliament passed the Longitude Act, which offered serious money to anyone who could devise a practical method to measure longitude at sea. While the determination of longitude might seem a trivial thing in today's world of smartphones and GPS satellites, at the time it was an immense technical challenge. It took many years, but the strategy worked, leading to the development ... View full abstract»

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