IEEE Spectrum

Volume 42 Issue 11 • Nov. 2005

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  • IEEE Spectrum - Nov. 2005

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s): 01
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  • Table of contents - Vol 42 No 11

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):1 - 3
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  • The Back Story: Brothers of Invention

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

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s): 8
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  • Spectral Lines: Fly Guys

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s): 10
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  • Here comes the wallet phone [wireless credit card]

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):12 - 14
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  • The sky is falling [digital theaters]

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  • Showing some class [educational assistance]

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  • For love of money - malicious hacking takes an ominous turn

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):17 - 19
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  • No place to hide [radar devices]

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):20 - 21
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  • Photo Essay: Rocket Man

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):22 - 23
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  • Total recall [life recording software]

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):24 - 30
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    This paper describes a Microsoft research initiative that focuses on memory augmentation. The research is primarily based on the MyLifeBits Project of Microsoft researcher, Gordon Bell, who, for two years, collected real life data using sensors and a still camera, called SenseCam, with the aim of developing a improved means of information retrieval. With the MyLifeBits software, the SenseCam, and ... View full abstract»

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  • Interface lift [user interface]

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):32 - 37
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    This paper discusses the advent of new types of user interfaces that are designed not just for office workers but for a wide variety of users with special needs. While the interface for documents, folders and menus that is familiar to computer users today was a huge breakthrough compared with the command-driven interface that preceded it, it is by no means the most efficient way of handling inform... View full abstract»

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  • Neptune rising [undersea observatory]

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):38 - 45
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    A research team from a consortium of Canadian and US universities and research laboratories has initiated a program called NEPTUNE (North-East Pacific Time-Series Underse Networked Experiments), which aims to literally wire about 200,000 square kilometers of ocean floor off the coasts of Oregon, Washington and British Columbia, using hundreds of sensors, cameras and instruments powered from shore ... View full abstract»

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  • Fly like a fly [micro-air vehicle]

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):46 - 51
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    A team of scientists has built a fly-size flight simulator in an attempt to understand flight control from the perspective of the common housefly. Results so far have shown, and further tests are expected to confirm, that the fly uses a flight control paradigm that is completely different from that of a fighter jet. Whereas the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter takes a few measurements and then plugs them... View full abstract»

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  • How Europe missed the transistor

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):52 - 57
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    This paper relates how the invention of the transistor occurred twice and independently of each other. In late 1948, shortly after Bell Telephone Labs announced the invention of the transistor, surprising reports began coming in from Europe about how two physicists from the German radar program, claimed to have invented a strikingly similar semiconductor device, which they called the transistron. ... View full abstract»

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  • Holiday Gifts

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):59 - 68
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  • Networking know-how [online networking]

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):68 - 70
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  • My new laptop [Reflections]

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s): 104
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