Volume 45 Issue 9 • Sept. 2008

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  • [Front cover - IEEE Spectrum]

    Publication Year: 2008
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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):1 - 3
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  • A Computer Game's Intelligent Design [Back Story]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 4
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  • Contributors

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 6
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  • The Future Of Code, Digital And Genetic [Spectral Lines]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 9
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    The crowd at this summer's Brainstorm Tech Conference, organized by Fortune magazine, was atwitter with social networking and mobile technologies and the myriad other ways in which we continue to tether ourselves to the Internet and one another. We were, of course, at Half Moon Bay, Calif., near the U.S. epicenter of the metaverse, Silicon Valley. View full abstract»

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  • Forum

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 10
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  • Defense Contractors Snap Up Submersible Robot Gliders [Update]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):11 - 12
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  • World's Most Powerful Magnet Under Construction [Update]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 13
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  • Virtual-Reality Test Reveals Hidden Concussion Damage [Update]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 14
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  • Breaking Quantum Cryptography's 150-Kilometer Limit [Update]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 15
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  • Paper Transistor [Update]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 15
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  • Allen Telescope Array Starts Search for E.T. [Update]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 16
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  • Energy Loop [The big picture]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):18 - 19
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  • The Elusive Future [Reflections]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 20
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  • The Biggest Career Choice Of All Is When to Start [Careers]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 21
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  • Extremist Engineers [Careers]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):22 - 23
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  • Here Comes Here Comes Everybody (review of Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations by C. Shirky) [Books]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):23 - 24
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  • Math Kisser (review of Kiss My Math: Showing Pre-Algebra Who's Boss by D. McKellar; 2008) [Books]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 24
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  • The Voltage in the Dell [Tools & Toys]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 25
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  • Countering IEDS

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):26 - 35
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    Billions of dollars spent on defeating improvised explosive devices are beginning to show what technology can and cannot do for the evolving struggle. The U.S. military has responded with the most intensive program of technology development in at least a decade. It has spent US $12.4 billion over the past three years on counter-IED equipment, technology R&D, training, and other measures th... View full abstract»

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  • Engineering Spore

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):36 - 40
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    The software engineers, artists, and others who work at Maxis, now owned by video game giant Electronic Arts, have migrated here because Wright is a legend. Over the past two decades, the 48-year-old Wright, who studied architecture and mechanical engineering at Louisiana Tech University has utterly transformed his industry with hits like SimCity, in which players build virtual towns, and the best... View full abstract»

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  • Beyond Silicon's Elemental Logic

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):42 - 47
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    In the quest for speed, key parts of microprocessors may soon be made of gallium arsenide or other III-V semiconductors. Today the 8080's most advanced descendant operates 100 000 times as fast. This phenomenal progress is a direct result of the semiconductor industry's ability to reduce the size of a microprocessor's fundamental building blocks - its many metal-oxide- semiconductor field-effect t... View full abstract»

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  • From Podfather To Palm's Pilot

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):48 - 58
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    Flash back ten years. Apple is a company bleeding money, thought by many to be in a death spiral. Its head of hardware development, a 41-year-old electrical engineer named Jon Rubinstein, is busy cutting projects and people and launching the G3 and iMac computers. He's living in Palo Alto, Calif., with a cat for companionship, working seven days a week, and subsisting on take-out food at the offic... View full abstract»

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  • Data Breaches [The Data]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 72
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    Willie Sutton famously said that he robbed banks because that's where the money was. You might think that today's thieves would do the same, possibly by hacking into ATM machines. Yet it turns out that financial services account for only 14 percent of data breaches, while 20 percent are in the food and beverage industry. View full abstract»

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