Volume 41 Issue 5 • May 2004

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  • IEEE Spectrum - May 2004

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s): 01
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  • IEEE Spectrum - volume 41, number 5 - Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):1 - 3
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  • Contributors

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s): 5
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  • Forum

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  • From outsourcing to botsourcing?

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  • Europe takes bite out of Microsoft

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):10 - 12
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  • French team demonstrates terahertz transistor

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  • Scramjet breaks Mach 7 in NASA test

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  • Was that slip and fall for real? [video surveillance and VideoSave]

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  • Clashing climate catastrophists

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):20 - 22
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  • In the eye of the beholder [displays]

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):24 - 28
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    Scanning light beams to the retina could revolutionize displays for everything from cellphones to games. View full abstract»

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  • Chip making's wet new world

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):29 - 33
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    Putting a drop of water between the lens and the silicon wafer allows a system to resolve lines a few hundred atoms wide. Researchers are counting on it to lift the technology from its last legs and carry it through the end of the decade. View full abstract»

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  • Qrio, the robot that could

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):34 - 37
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    A technical marvel, Sony's biped humanoid promises to revolutionize home entertainment. View full abstract»

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  • Beat the heat

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):38 - 43
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    One of the most burning issues confronting designers is how to keep microprocessors cool enough to operate. Possibilities on the horizon include tiny, self-contained evaporative cooling systems and even devices that capture the heat and turn it directly into electricity. View full abstract»

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  • The lost history of the transistor

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):44 - 49
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    Bell Labs is famous for inventing the transistor. But 50 years ago Texas Instruments unveiled the first commercial silicon transistors - launching the electronics industry on its meteoric rise. View full abstract»

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  • A beautiful noise [invention of STM and AFM]

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):50 - 52
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  • Reading the unreadable

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):54 - 56
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  • Book review: Energy at the Crossroads

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s): 58
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  • Codebuster

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):59 - 60
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  • Where is the vision for telecom? [Reflections]

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s): 72
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