Volume 43 Issue 5 • May 2006

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  • IEEE Spectrum - May 2006

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 01
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  • Table of contents - Vol 43, No 5

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):1 - 5
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  • The Back Story: Back to School

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 7
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  • Forum

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 8
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  • Spectral Lines: Counterfeiting and You

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 10
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  • Shot in the dark [nuclear weapon testing]

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):12 - 14
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  • A French regulatory edge [Internet regulations]

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  • GaAsing up cellphones

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):15 - 16
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  • Bubble Fusion Research Under Scrutiny

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):16 - 21
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  • Poky plastic perks up [polymer semiconductor]

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):20 - 21
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  • THE BIG PICTURE: Live From New York!

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):22 - 23
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  • Brain power - borrowing from biology makes for low power computing [bionic ear]

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):24 - 29
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    This paper describes the recent advances in the field of neuromorphic engineering, more generally, biologically inspired electronics. This paper focuses on the work being done to develop bionic ears. A key area of interest is understanding the scheme that allows low-power analog processing in the ear followed by digitization. Researchers at MIT have developed a bionic ear processor that does the j... View full abstract»

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  • The Olin experiment [engineering education experiment]

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):30 - 36
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    This paper describes the engineering education experiment conducted at the Franklin W. Olin College in Needham, MA, aimed at increasing the quality and quantity of the engineering workforce in the US. Instead of the usual theory-heavy lectures, segregated disciplines, and individual efforts, the experiment emphasizes design exercises, interdisciplinary studies and teamwork. Olin's radically new wa... View full abstract»

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  • Bogus: electronic manufacturing and consumers confront a rising tide of counterfeit electronics

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):37 - 46
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    This paper discusses the growing concern over the counterfeiting of electronics components and systems. Three key factors are identified as the root cause of this problem: the shift of manufacturing to China where intellectual property laws are not strictly enforced and supply chains are convoluted; the growing sophistication of technology that enables cheaper and more convincing fakes; and the ri... View full abstract»

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  • A broadband utopia [fast broadband connectivity]

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):48 - 54
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    The Utah Telecommunication Open Infrastructure Agency (Utopia) promises to deliver to each of its 3,000 subscribers high-speed Internet access, telephony and television programming through a fiber-optic cable at data rates that reach 30 megabits per second. Encompassing 14 cities in the northeastern Utah, the optical-fiber broadband network is expected to soon reach speeds of 50 and even 100 Mb/s.... View full abstract»

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  • Africa calling [African wireless connection]

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):56 - 60
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    It might come as a surprise that sub-Saharan Africa is now the world's fastest growing wireless market. The rate of growth for the entire continent has been more than 58% per year, compared with the almost 22% annual growth rate in America. This development is primarily attributed to the fact that Africa's landline networks and institutions are inadequate and that growing political stability has b... View full abstract»

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  • Parallel processor [community service]

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):61 - 64
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  • One-click content, no guarantees [online encyclopedia reliability]

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):64 - 65
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  • Video Games 101/Save a Saturn: Buy This Book [Resources]

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):66 - 67
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  • Tools & Toys: Getting Vexed

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):68 - 69
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  • Digital photographs [Reflections]

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 84
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