[ExI] IEEE Spectrum: Cool Article Heaven!
amara at amara.com
Sat Feb 2 20:12:17 UTC 2008
IEEE Spectrum is making all of their articles available for free,
online. There used to be a part available only for paid IEEE members and
a part of other articles for free, but they appear to have changed that
policy. (Physics Today, are you listening?)
And the menu "Past Issues" gives you articles to middle 2006. But there
are more! In this post, I give a sample (of my interests obviously :-)).
In the Archive
"In The Archive
We're moving the back issues and Web-only articles to the new Spectrum
Online, but we've begun by moving reader favorites. All articles will be
moving, so if you don't see the piece you're looking for, it's just a
matter of time. Links to readers' favorite articles from April 2005 and
earlier issues are here."
They have more online than what is listed on that page, apparently not
indexed yet. If you don't see what you're looking for, type the month
And if it is not there, type the magazine article's title into Google to
get the article number (to attach to the URL address), and the article
number might pop up.
Special Report: Prosthetic Arms
Greenhouse Gas Trends
A tale of two perspectives
Visualizing Electronic Health Records With "Google-Earth for the Body"
IBM researchers develop 3-D visualization tool for electronic health records
Winner: Make Your Very Own Virtual World with OLIVE
Forterra's OLIVE software makes the business of virtual-world environments real
Automating computer game play takes cheating to a new-and profitable-level
The R&D 100
Spectrum's Top R&D Spenders
* And they have an interactive R&D Calculator here!
We need to exploit the science of order and disorder to protect networks
against coming generations of superworms
Proposals to terraform the Red Planet abound, but are any of them feasible?
Arthur C. Clarke Rembering Sputnik
Secrets of Sputnik
But the major buzz in microblogging centers around Twitter
(http://twitter.com) a site that combines social networking and
microblogging. It periodically asks members a simple question: "What are
A Hoist to the Heavens (Space Elevators)
The African Hacker (about the first large software company in Africa)
"This Looks Like a Job for...SUPERATOMS
(Who says quantum weirdness can't also be practical?)"
Software Patents Don't Compute
How the U.S. patent system attempts to draw a dividing line between
patentable machines and unpatentable mathematics-and why the system is
The Nanotech Patent Trap ?
(waiting for online article, should be in issue jul05)
All the Tech in China
China's Tech Revolution
How technology is driving the country's economic boom, and what that
means for the world
Running Against the Wind
A double-leg amputee and his high-tech prosthetics are blazing a trail
into able-bodied sports. Will they be welcomed?
Tiny bubbles imploded by sound waves can make hydrogen nuclei fuse-and
may one day become a revolutionary new energy source
How Venture Capital Thwarts Innovation (The tech bubble saw an
explosion of VC-funded start-ups-and a dearth of orignal ideas )
Writing NASA's Marching Orders (book review)
How White House Insiders forged a new space policy
And appealing to the writer in me:
Words in the Wind
"The tech sector is a marvelous linguistic factory that ships out
truckloads of new words and phrases every year. In this month's
column, I'll introduce you to a sampling of new terms that have
crossed my path in recent months."
A grab bag of terms floating in the techno-ether.
Amara Graps, PhD www.amara.com
Research Scientist, Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), Boulder, Colorado
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