Volume 48 Issue 10 • October 2011

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  • IEEE Spectrum - Front cover

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): c1
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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):1 - 3
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  • Life's bazaar [Back Story]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 4
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  • Contributors

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  • Re-engineering Afghanistan: At what cost?

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 8
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  • Trading at the speed of light

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):11 - 12
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  • Faster networks seek killer apps

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):13 - 14
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  • Steve Jobs in four easy steps

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):14 - 16
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  • Footfalls for phone calls

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 18
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  • Watt waters [The Big Picture]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):20 - 21
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  • Augmented-reality TV [Hands On]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):22 - 23
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  • LCDs' bright future

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):24 - 25
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  • Cameron Cohen: Child programmer and philanthropist [Profile]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 26
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  • Pancake people

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  • Re-engineering Afghanistan

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):30 - 43
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    The coalition has spent hundreds of millions trying to give Afghanistan electricity. Unfortunately, it made many of the mistakes it made in Iraq. I am trying to determine whether the hundreds of millions of dollars committed to electrical equipment and construction and fuel have made any difference at all in the vast, chaotic, decade long effort to weaken the Afghan insurgency, stabilize this noto... View full abstract»

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  • Smaller, faster, tougher

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):45 - 66
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    Silicon has long been the semiconductor of choice for such power electronics. But soon this ubiquitous substance will have to share the spotlight. Devices made from silicon carbide (SiC)-a faster, tougher, and more efficient alternative to straight silicon-are beginning to take off. Simple SiC diodes have already started to supplant silicon devices in some applica tions. And over the last few year... View full abstract»

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  • A driver's sixth sense

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):50 - 55
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    With radar, even the humblest compact car will see through fog, brake on its own, and track other vehicles hundreds of meters ahead. Today's systems can dramatically reduce your risk of rear-ending someone else's car, and when most cars have such radars, they will also be much less likely to rear-end you. Once every vehicle on the road is able to sense and avoid others, there'll be no reason why t... View full abstract»

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  • The doctor will see you ALWAYS

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):56 - 62
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    Imagine a world in which your medicine cabinet notices that you are due for a prescription refill and calls it in. A sensor implanted under your skin detects a fluid buildup in your lungs and alerts your doctor, who decides your heart medication needs an adjustment and contacts the pharmacist to change your dosage. Meanwhile, sensors in your toilet confirm that your body has adjusted well to your ... View full abstract»

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  • The top 10 programming languages [The Data]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 84
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