Spectrum Radio, the broadcast edition of IEEE Spectrum magazine, discusses the impact of new technology. Interviews with experts in the field reveal how emerging technologies are changing society, and what they mean for consumers.
IEEE Spectrum is a monthly magazine for technology innovators, business leaders, and the intellectually curious - exploring future technology trends and their impact on society.
Power, prestige and fame are often mistaken for fun. On this edition of IEEE Spectrum Radio, Spectrum's editors look at ten technologists who have created a dream career for themselves in engineering. Having a dream job is all about doing the things you love, even if that means disproving urban legends or tracking lions in South Africa.
Do you apply an engineering mindset to your cooking? On this edition of IEEE Spectrum Radio, consider the catastrophic culinary implications of weighing flour before or after it has settled in a cup. Also, learn about the wide ranging benefits of emerging green roofs in New York and Chicago, and meet two people who spend their time debunking the extensive artistic liberties taken with physics and science by Hollywood directors.
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act, passed in 1998, makes it illegal to break any coding or encryption scheme used to prevent copying or other backup - severely restricting how an individual can use copyrighted works. Attorney Wendy Seltzer and Steven Cherry, Senior Associate Editor for IEEE Spectrum Magazine, discuss the DMCA as well as other legislation currently under consideration that either expands on the DMCA or reduces some of the restrictions.
Those who understand don't manage, those who manage don't understand. "Putt's Law and the Successful Technocrat", by Archibald Putt, forwards this theory about the state of technology companies. On this edition of IEEE Spectrum Radio, listen to the man behind the pseudonym: what inspired him to write the book, and how he hopes it will impact the younger generation of technology workers.
On this edition of IEEE Spectrum Radio, learn about the hundred dollar laptop market in India, whether it's safe to use your cell phone on an airplane, the threat sonar poses to the survival of marine species, and how the Caribbean is transforming its sugar cane industry.
Does driving 254 miles per hour sound like an exciting rush? On this edition of IEEE Spectrum Radio, Susan Hassler, Glenn Zorpette and John Voelcker talk about the economy car battle, what's new in the world of hybrids, the 1000 hp car, and how onboard electronics are going beyond just anti-lock brakes.
On this edition of IEEE Spectrum Radio, learn about the new Darwin exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History, what it's like to be a Disneyland Imagineer flying over California, the changing face of American R&D and how one entrepreneur is leading the development of IT in Ghana.
IEEE Spectrum radio takes a glance at technology and business solutions facing climate change and energy conservation. How does a broken power line felled by a tree branch change what power lines are made of? Learn about a New York based consulting company that is built around energy conservation in supermarkets. And find out about the next must-have gadget - a personal windmill.
On this edition of IEEE Spectrum Radio, learn about how the Atacama Path Finder Experiment is providing a better picture of the universe, how new digital projectors are making it easier and cheaper for Hollywood to release movies in 3D, and how trojan horse attacks indicate hackers are no longer content with just disrupting systems: they want to make money too.
What does it take to build a computer lab in sub-Saharan Africa? IEEE Spectrum's Harry Goldstein travelled to Nigeria to investigate the use of recently installed fiber-optic cables, but ended up spearheading the construction of a computing center for students at the Federal University of Technology Owerri. Listen to how a dedicated group provided an invaluable educational resource for Nigeria's future scientists and engineers.