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IEEE Spectrum

Volume 44 Issue 10 • Oct. 2007

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  • [Front cover - IEEE Spectrum - Oct. 2007]

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  • Table of contents - Vol 44, No 10

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  • The Back Story: When Chris Met Fred

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  • Forum

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  • Spectral Lines: Solar Gets Googled

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  • Helmets Sense The Hard Knocks [News]

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  • Fairchild Turns 50 [News]

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  • Commentary: The iPhone's Missing Buttons [News]

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  • Cars Get Street Smart [News]

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  • Quantum Tunneling Creates Fast Lane For Wireless [News]

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):18 - 20
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  • The Big Picture: Bionic Hand

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): 22
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  • The Greening of Google

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):24 - 28
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    Google's project is the largest corporate installation of solar panels in North America. It has grabbed headlines since Google announced it a year ago. That said, it isn't even in the worldwide top 10 of roof-mounted solar projects. A handful of factories in Germany and Japan take that honor, as well as a couple of roofs in Spain and the Netherlands. At the very least, the search giant's solar pla... View full abstract»

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  • The High-k Solution

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):29 - 35
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    The Intel's Core 2 microprocessors, based on the latest 45-nanometer CMOS process technology have more transistors and run faster and cooler than microprocessors fabricated with the previous, 65-nm process generation. For compute-intensive music, video, and gaming applications, users will see a hefty performance increase. View full abstract»

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  • The Codemaker

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    Reports on the work Eric Hahn, a computer programmer, entrepreneur, and investor. View full abstract»

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  • Anatomy of a Crash-Test Dummy

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    Denton ATD, with facilities in Michigan and Ohio, manufactures some of today's most advanced crash-test dummies. The author relates his experience in visiting the company's facility in Milan, Ohio and discusses the detail of Hybrid III, a crash-test dummy model. View full abstract»

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  • Cracking Go

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    Many of the early computer-chess researchers hailed from the fields of psychology or artificial intelligence and believed that chess programs should mimic human thinking. Specifically, they wanted computers to examine only playing sequences that were meaningful according to some human reasoning process. In computer chess this policy, known as selective search, never really made progress. The reaso... View full abstract»

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  • Resources: From Nerd to Wonk

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  • Resources: How High is The Patent Bar Now?

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  • Resources: Blast From The Past

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  • Technically Speaking: All A-Twitter

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): 84
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