Volume 47 Issue 5 • May 2010

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  • IEEE Spectrum - Front cover

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): C1
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  • Table of contents [Print]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): 3
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  • Table of contents [Online]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): 5
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  • Up in the air [Back Story]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): 6
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  • Contributors

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): 8
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  • Liberty or safety? Both-or neither [Spectral Lines]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): 10
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  • Forum

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): 12
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  • The laser at 50

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):13 - 14
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  • Downsizing nuclear power plants

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):14 - 15
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  • Tech in sight three ways to move people- fast, faster, fastest

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): 16
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  • Batteries that go with the flow

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): 18
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  • Three axes in one device [News Briefs]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): 18
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  • Light at the end of the chip

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): 19
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  • Fetching a piece of heaven [News Briefs]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): 19
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  • Vehicular vending machine [The Big Picture]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):20 - 21
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  • Your very own cloud [Tools & Toys]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): 22
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  • Mind over matter

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): 23
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  • Making engineers smart-and savvy [Education]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): 24
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    Pushed by an entrepreneurial alumnus, MIT is determined to retire the stereotype of the antisocial engineer. Come June, the Bernard M. Gordon-MIT Engineering Leadership Program will graduate its first class. The program is designed to give budding engineers skills that go beyond the technical-risk assessment, decision making, interpersonal relations, resourcefulness, and flexibility. Gordon, a suc... View full abstract»

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  • It's lonelier at the top [Careers]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): 25
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    Betty Shanahan remembers often being the only woman in a meeting room. Someone would curse and then immediately look at her and say, "Sorry, Betty." "They were doing it as a nice gesture," says Shanahan, now the executive director of the Society of Women Engineers, in Chicago. "But the subtle message is 'Oh, I can't swear because Betty's here.' " It's a trivial example, she admits, but add up enou... View full abstract»

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  • Two beautiful minds, one perfectly rendered [reviews of "A Brillant Darkness: The Extraordinary Life and Mysterious Disappearance of Ettore Majorana, the Troubled Genius of the Nuclear Age" (Magueijo, J.; 2009) and "Perfect Rigor: A Genius and the Mathematical Breakthrough of the Century" (Gessen, M.; 2009)]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): 26
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  • The ephemeral now [Reflections]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): 27
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  • Build your own photonic fence to zap mosquitoes midflight [Backwards Star Wars]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):28 - 33, 52, 53
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    This paper developed a photonic fence to help in an epic struggle against malaria and other vicious insect-borne diseases. This paper studies installing a near-infrared fibre laser operating at 1570 nanometers, which won't harm the human retina, or an ultraviolet laser. View full abstract»

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  • Wireless power at a distance is still far away [Electrons Unplugged]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):34 - 39
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    This article talks about the transmission of power without the wires. View full abstract»

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  • The latest video projectors can fit inside tiny cameras or cellphones yet still produce big pictures [Little Gizmo, Big Picture]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):41 - 45
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    The latest video projectors can fit inside tiny cameras or cellphones yet still produce big pictures. What a pico projector does is simple: It takes a digital image and sends it out as a beam of light, creating an image that's much bigger than the originating device. Every pico projector needs chips to process and decode the image data for the hardware, a light source, typically LEDs or laser diod... View full abstract»

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  • Andrew Viterbi's fabulous formula [Medal of Honor]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):47 - 50
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