31 Dec '12, 6pm

Our Annual Crystal Ball Issue: Spectrum previews the tech news of 2013—and saves you the embarrassment of being ...

Our Annual Crystal Ball Issue: Spectrum previews the tech news of 2013—and saves you the embarrassment of being ...

Photo-Illustration: Gluekit; Source: iPhoto/Getty Images In the 1944 movie It Happened Tomorrow , a newspaperman, played by Dick Powell, gets a magical edition of the next day’s newspaper. He scoops the competition, amazes his editor, saves a damsel in distress, and becomes a hero, only to get an early look at the ultimate story: the report of his own death.
 It’s the classic nightmare of seeing the future without being able to change it, and it goes all the way back to the Arabian merchant’s appointment in Samarra and to Oedipus ’s fateful flight to the city of Thebes. But for an engineer, the horror is to see the future without understanding it.
 We at IEEE Spectrum can’t change the future or even predict it in any privileged way, unless you count our rare privilege of receiving tips from our board of advisers and our astute readers. What we can do, though, is preview th...

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Brazil Doubles Down on Biofuel - IEEE Spectrum

Brazil Doubles Down on Biofuel - IEEE Spectrum

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Illustration: L-Dopa Click on the image for a larger view. Later this year, northeastern Brazil will host one of the most ...