Volume 42 Issue 4 • April 2005

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  • IEEE Spectrum - Front cover

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s): 01
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  • IEEE Spectrum - Vol 42, No 4 - Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):3 - 5
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  • The Back Story: Gnomes and Reactors

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s): 7
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  • Forum

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s): 8
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  • Spectral Lines: Good Vibrations

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s): 10
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  • Wringing watts from waves: a high schooler's invention turns water motion into "juice"

    Publication Year: 2005
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  • Anger management [emotion recognition]

    Publication Year: 2005
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  • Power to the molecules [nanometer-size switch]

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):18 - 19
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  • Showdown on the desktop

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):19 - 20
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  • Stealing celestial fire [artificial lightning]

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  • PHOTO ESSAY: Red LEDS for Green Groceries

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):22 - 23
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  • Blades have the edge [blade servers]

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):24 - 29
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    An increasing number of computer rooms all over the world are switching from conventional servers to blade servers because they offer huge improvements over conventional, rack-mounted units. The greatest benefit of blades is their flexibility, which allows them to be easily installed, managed and repaired compared to conventional servers. The promise of blades lies not so much in their hardware as... View full abstract»

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  • 3-Deep: new displays render images you can almost reach out and touch

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):30 - 35
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    Research continues to develop volumetric displays that render images in a 3D space rather than on a flat screen, focusing on two main technological approaches to displaying solid images electronically. The first approach is known as swept volume, which uses a high definition projector or an array of lasers to bounce images off a screen that rotates so fast that the human eye perceives only a 3D im... View full abstract»

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  • Balancing act [noise based sensory enhancement technology]

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):36 - 41
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    Research teams at Afferent Corp. and at Boston University have been collaborating to develop and test a new class of neurotherapy devices that have the promise of directly improving mechanical sensory function to help prevent falls in the elderly and foot injuries and amputations in people with diabetes. These devices are based on the discovery that certain forms of electrical or mechanical stimul... View full abstract»

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  • The atomic fortress that time forgot [plutonium production plant]

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):42 - 49
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    The future of the world's first full-scale nuclear reactor, called the B Reactor, remains uncertain in the face of the US Dept. of Energy's effort to clean up the radioactive and chemical contamination at Hanford. Established by the Manhattan Project during World War II, the B Reactor is part of the Hanford site, a 1500-square kilometer plutonium production complex in the state of Washington. A st... View full abstract»

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  • How venture capital thwarts innovation

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):50 - 55
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    This paper address the question of whether venture capital funding has helped to promote or stunt the growth of technological innovation over the past decade. A study of 1,303 electronic high-tech initial public offerings for a 10-year period ending in 2002 showed that the level of innovation during the decade was surprisingly low. The results also did not correlate well with venture capital fundi... View full abstract»

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  • How a strand of DNA launched a career

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):57 - 58
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  • Resources: The Innovator's Dilemma: 3.0 (Christensen, C.M., et al. Harvard Business School Press, 2004) [book review]

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):58 - 60
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  • Source out, risk in [offshore software development]

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):60 - 62
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  • Ethernet's high-wire act [new IEEE standard]

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):63 - 65
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  • Sci/Tech Museums: Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s): 65
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  • Sci/Tech Museums: Museu de la Ciencia I de la Technica de Catalunya

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s): 66
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  • Words in the wind [new tech terms]

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