Volume 47 Issue 6 • June 2010

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  • IEEE Spectrum - Front cover

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): c1
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  • Table of contents [Print]

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  • Table of contents [Online]

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  • Lightbulb liquidators [Back story]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): 4
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  • Contributors

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  • Diagnostic contacts

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):7 - 8
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  • Censorship down under

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):8 - 9
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  • Mammalian mind over matter

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  • Heavy metal power

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):12 - 13
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  • Writing small [Tools and toys]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):14 - 15
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  • A smarter, cheaper thermostat [Hands on]

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  • Why Do We Exist? [Hands on]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): 20
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  • The rise of peep culture [Technically speaking]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): 21
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  • Water vs. energy

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):22 - 27
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    This paper discusses the impact of water resources in every type of power plants. View full abstract»

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  • Where water meets watts

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):28 - 29
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  • The power of water

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    This paper discusses electricity generation using geothermal energy. View full abstract»

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  • The long haul

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):40 - 41
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    In 1952, Mao Zedong visited the great rushing rivers of China's south and suggested that the thirsty north "borrow" some. Thus was born the South-to-North Water Diversion Project. Nearly 60 years later, construction is under way on the biggest water redirection scheme in history. When complete, the US $62 billion project will transport 44.8 million megaliters of water per year from the lush river ... View full abstract»

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  • Life in drought

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):42 - 49, 72, 74
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    In Australia, the driest inhabited continent, saving water increasingly means spending watts. The Australian government has responded to its water woes with a raft of big projects. Its 10-year, $12.9 billion (US $11.8 billion) "Water for the Future" plan, whose aim is to "prepare Australia for a future with less water," includes $5.8 billion to modernize irrigation infrastructure. The program shou... View full abstract»

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  • Biofuel's water problem

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):50 - 51
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    The great advantage of biofuel over petroleum is that the sources of biofuel are so widely available. The geologic fates may not have endowed your corner of the world with oil or gas deposits, but just about everyone can grow plants to make fuel. Unfortunately, some of the places these crops are grown require irrigation, and when water enters the equation, biofuels are a lot less attractive than t... View full abstract»

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  • Pumping Punjab dry

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    The Northern Indian state of Punjab is the country's historic breadbasket, and 60-yearold Harnek Singh is one of the million farmers who work its soil. On a sunny February afternoon in Khunimajra, about 275 kilometers from New Delhi, he is busy repairing his tube well. The tube well is simple: a steel pipe bored into the ground and attached to a cheap electric pump. This rudimentary tool is the en... View full abstract»

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  • Wizards of the water cycle

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):56 - 61
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    This paper presents Singapore's toilet-to-tap technology that has saved the country from water shortages - and a large electricity bill. View full abstract»

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  • The saline solution

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):62 - 64
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    Desalination takes too much energy, but emerging technologies will help. Several contenders might make history of these concerns. New methods in the pipeline reduce desalination's energy demands in innovative and intriguing ways. Further off are technologies that could turn desalination's Achilles' heel into a source of strength. The emerging technologies are the following: thermal desalination; e... View full abstract»

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  • Malta takes control

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    With the world's first multiutility smart grid, Malta aims to save water and money. View full abstract»

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  • Carbonated water [The data]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): 80
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