IEEE Spectrum

Volume 44 Issue 3 • March 2007

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  • [Front cover - IEEE Spectrum]

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  • Contents - IEEE Spectrum March 2007

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  • The Back Story: Her Father's Notebook

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  • Forum

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  • Spectral Lines: Do-It-Yourself RFID

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  • Protecting The Big Easy From the Next Big One

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  • Ontario Quits Coal

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):12 - 13
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  • Beyond Blue

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  • Commercializing Quantum Keys

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  • A Robotic Sentry For Korea's Demilitarized Zone

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  • Hands On

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):18 - 23
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    This paper discusses the idea of a hobbyist having a radiofrequency identification (RFID) tag implanted in him. In an RFID "lock" system, each RFID tag, which is essentially a minitransmitter, sends out a sequence of radiofrequency pulses representing a unique number, usually 10 to 16 digits in length. An RFID tag's memory typically ranges from a few bits to 128 bits, in the common ISO-compliant t... View full abstract»

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  • RFID Inside

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):24 - 29
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    The benefits of an implantable RFID chip, which is durable and about the size of a grain of rice, can hold or link to information about the identity, physiological characteristics, health, nationality, and security clearances of the person it's embedded in. However, the erosion of our privacy and our right to bodily integrity might be a problem. This paper also talks about a tag called Verichip, a... View full abstract»

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  • AT&T's Attic

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    Locked away in a suburban New Jersey warehouse, a quirky archive preserves funky but priceless relics of the electronic age. View full abstract»

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  • Future Fab

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    This paper presents the software suite dubbed automated manufacturing technology (AMT) that monitors and controls the hundreds of steps wafers must pass through on their way to becoming Pentium, Itanium, and Core 2 Duo processors, as well as other high-end Intel microprocessors. The AMT suite has four major components: the manufacturing execution system, the process control automation framework, t... View full abstract»

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  • Careers: Mom vs. Bomb

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  • Websights: Planet Hunters Wanted

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  • Tools & Toys: For Your Eyes Only

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  • Sci/Tech Museums

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  • The Books That Made A Difference [Resources]

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  • Are you aware? [Reflections]

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): 72
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