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IEEE Spectrum

Volume 48 Issue 9 • September 2011

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  • IEEE Spectrum - Front cover

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  • Table of contents

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  • Snowbound [Back Story]

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  • Contributors

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  • 9/11 and the rise of robots [Spectral Lines]

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  • China's research sub dives deep

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  • How 5 technologies fared after 9/11

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  • Expectations dim for OLED lighting

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  • Germany faces a shortage of engineers

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  • Will soccer-ball tracking ever reach its goal?

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  • Future flight [The Big Picture]

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  • Build your own robosub [Hands On]

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  • Scoping out my iPad–oscilloscoping, that is [Hands On]

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  • Digital diva [Profile]

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  • Where the jobs are: software engineering [Careers]

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  • Adventures in research funding [Reflections]

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  • Digital randomness

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    Imagine that it's 1995 and you're about to make your very first online purchase. You open your Netscape browser, sipping coffee as the home page slowly loads. You then navigate to Amazon.com, a new online bookstore your friend told you about. As you proceed to make your purchase and enter your payment information, the address your browser points to changes from one starting with "http" to one that... View full abstract»

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  • Beneath the ice sheets

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    It's rare that an academic researcher gets to experience the life of a stunt pilot, but we found ourselves in more or less that position this past May, as we flew over the ice covered fjords of southeast Greenland. It was exhilarating-and a little scary. We were riding in one of NASA's research aircraft, a P-3 Orion turboprop, on which we had installed a special kind of radar for probing glacial i... View full abstract»

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  • The terahertz frontier

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    If we credit the integrated circuit with one thing, it should be the taming of the electromagnetic spectrum. If you want to create or capture visible photons, there are plenty of compact devices to choose from, incorporating everything from miniature photodiodes and lasers to LEDs and slim charge-coupled devices. And if you want to pick up or send a radio signal, there are a staggering number of r... View full abstract»

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  • The picturephone is here. Really

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    This paper discusses about video telephony. So equipment manufacturers turned to the corporate world, introducing pricey videoconferencing systems designed to replace on-site meetings and reduce travel costs. While many companies invested in the technology in the 1990s, it typically gathered dust, unused. It looked as though people didn't want it anywhere. View full abstract»

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  • Search engine ABCs [The Data]

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