Marcel Diskowski

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Sweat Sensors Will Change How Wearables Track Your Health

<b>Sweat, ick.</b> It betrays our nervousness, leaves unsightly blotches on our clothes, drips down our faces, and makes us stink. Sure, it cools us when we …

National Science Foundation

Start-up Profile: SolveBio Wants to Bridge Genomic Research and Applications

<b>Cheap DNA-sequencing</b> technologies have sparked rapid growth among biomedical companies looking to create new diagnostic tools and personalized …

New York City

Nikola Tesla Slept Here

<b>Outside the 34th Street side</b> of the Wyndham New Yorker Hotel in Manhattan, it seems fitting that lightning cracks the sky as Joseph Kinney [left] …

Nikola Tesla

Create a “Wheel of Excuses” With BASIC and the New Raspberry Pi

<b>Many years ago</b> in the offices here at <i>IEEE Spectrum</i>, we had a “Wheel of Excuses” pinned to the outside wall of a cubicle. Made from paper and …

Raspberry Pi

IEEE Spectrum Finds Its Voice

<i>Editor’s note: In this 50th anniversary year of</i> IEEE Spectrum<i>, we are using each month’s Spectral Lines column to describe some pivotal moments of</i> …

National Science Foundation

Has Moore’s Law Become Moot for PCs?

<b>Desktop computers are no longer</b> the polestar of the computing firmament, as people have embraced smartphones and tablets by the million. These …

Moore's Law

Norway Wants to Be Europe’s Battery

Norway’s hydropower reservoirs make up nearly half of Europe’s energy storage capacity. European grid operators need energy storage to cope with an …

Hydroelectric Power

Microwave Stethoscope Lets Physicians Peer Into the Lungs

When a person’s heart is failing, water begins to build up in the lungs, making it increasingly difficult to breathe. The sensation, patients say, is …

Medical Technology

How the Ford Motor Co. Invented the SQUID

<b>Cooled to a few degrees above absolute zero,</b> a superconducting quantum interference device, or SQUID, can do something amazing: detect a magnetic …

Nanotech

Custom Cardiology: A Virtual Heart for Every Patient

<b>A poet might say</b> that each human being’s heart is a unique mystery. Those of us working in the brand new field of computational medicine, however, …

Medical Technology

Augmented Reality Helps Drivers See Around Blind Spots

You’re traveling down the highway with the road flashing by beneath your feet and the scenery looming everywhere—fore and aft, left and right, above …

Autonomous Cars

Why Mobile Voice Quality Still Stinks—and How to Fix It

<b>After several rings,</b> John Beerends picks up my call on his cellphone. Beerends, a senior researcher at the Netherlands Organization for Applied …

Telecoms

Review: The Bean Quiet Sound Amplifier

<b>For those over 40,</b> it’s not unusual to begin to find it difficult to see nearby objects. But many can avoid—at least for a while—the hassle and …

Music Production

Spectrum Magazine, Meet Controversy

<i>Editor’s note: In this 50th anniversary year of</i> IEEE Spectrum<i>, we are using each month’s Spectral Lines column to describe some pivotal moments of</i> …

Journalism

DIY Hands-Free Sheet Music

<b>As an old-school writer,</b> I prefer my reading matter printed and bound. But as an avid piano player, I am sick to death of music books. The music …

Raspberry Pi

Choosing Remote-Collaboration Software

<b>Hardware development, like</b> <b>many engineering projects,</b> is typically a group effort, with contributors increasingly working from home or across multiple …

Project Management

Mapheads and Roadgeeks: The New Cartography

It’s never enough just to be at a place—anyone can do that. The trick is to know where you are.<p>When google launched its Maps service in early 2005, …

Maps

Identifying Explosives at a Distance

Being standoffish is usually frowned upon—that is, unless what you’re standing off from might be an explosive or a cloud of anthrax spores. That’s …

Nanotech

How IBM Got Brainlike Efficiency From the TrueNorth Chip

Neuromorphic computer chips meant to mimic the neural network architecture of biological brains have generally fallen short of their wetware …

Quantum Computing

Futuristic Firefighter Suit Has Sensors, Head-up Display

In 2012, the U.S. Fire Administration reported that nearly 50 percent of U.S. firefighter deaths were caused by heart attacks. Wearable …

Motorola

The Great Lightbulb Conspiracy

<b>On 23 December 1924</b>, a group of leading international businessmen gathered in Geneva for a meeting that would alter the world for decades to come. …

Cartels

Introducing the World’s Most Precise Clock

<b>In 1967, time underwent</b> a dramatic shift. That was the year the key increment of time—the second—went from being defined as a tiny fraction of a year …

Physics