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Each January, the editors of IEEE Spectrum offer up some predictions about technical developments they expect to be in the news over the coming year and describe the impact in a special report. The technologies listed in this year's report include hydrogen-based green energy, fiber-connected chiplets, personal-use eVTOL aircraft, high-energy lasers for missile defense, bioelectric medicine, a resurgence in new hi-tech airships, satellite-cellular connectivity, and many more.

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Spectrum January 2023
In the January issue of the IEEE Spectrum magazine, read about the top tech of 2023, personal air vehicles around the corner, zapping arthritis with electricity, and more.

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In the December issue of the IEEE Spectrum magazine, read about the past, present, and future of the transistor, the case for functional programming, the next step in worker productivity, and more.

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In the November issue of the IEEE Spectrum magazine, read about rewiring the brain to smell again, the long road to cleaner transportation, 6G's achilles' heel, and more.

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Spectrum Magazine: October 2022
In the October issue of the IEEE Spectrum magazine, read about if high-tech prosthetics serve their users, the top programming languages of 2022, the man behind South Korea's semiconductor supremacy, and more.

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IEEE Spectrum September Issue
In the September issue of the IEEE Spectrum magazine, read about engineering the James Webb Space Telescope, how hearing can be restored with light, why the NFT game collapsed, and more.

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August IEEE Spectrum Magazine
In the August issue of the IEEE Spectrum magazine, read about how EVs can power the grid, technology in an aging world, the trouble with robots in the operating room, and more.

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Recycling is a mess. Can AI sort it out?
In the July issue of the IEEE Spectrum magazine, read about how AI can sort recycling, the XPrize for carbon removal, quantum computing's Achilles' heel, and more.

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June 2022 Spectrum Cover
In the June issue of the IEEE Spectrum magazine, read about how quantum sensors are revolutionizing brain scans, the road to electrification, where 3D printing meets late 1920s mechanical TVs, practical power beaming, and more.

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May 2022 Spectrum
In the May issue of the IEEE Spectrum magazine, read about DARPA's Subterranean Challenge, Asad Madni's life-saving sensors, advanced X-ray technology, the electrified Land Rover, and more.

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