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We predict the technologies that will make headlines this year so you'll never be surprised
NEWS COMES UNEXPECTEDLY, unless it’s tech news. Most project information dribbles out over long periods, draining the surprise and delight from the event by the time it occurs.
It’s like watching a recorded football game when you already know the result. So we at IEEE Spectrum have trained our critical eye on the top 10 headlines of the next 12 months. These include a superfast wireless system, Chinese space launches, eerily silent electric race cars, and that recurring chestnut of tech news, the jet pack. By giving you the surprise and the delight now, we allow you to show the proper degree of detachment later on.
Would You Shoot Your Neighbor’s Drone?
As civilian UAVs take to U.S. skies, they’ll face pushback—and perhaps a few shotguns
Oculus Rift Takes Virtual Reality Mainstream
Start-up Oculus VR’s affordable headset incorporates smartphone technology
LTE-Advanced Is the Real 4G
More network capacity, faster data speeds, and better coverage will come from LTE-Advanced mobile technologies
Formula E Cars Race for All-Electric Glory
High-wattage EV racing will come to cities around the world
The U.S. BRAIN Initiative Boldly Begins
Big science takes on the human brain
China: The Next Space Superpower
A lunar rover, a crewed space station, and new rockets top China’s space agenda
DARPA’s Rescue-Robot Showdown
Robots face off in first phase of DARPA’s Robotics Challenge
Introducing Solara, the Atmospheric Satellite
Titan Aerospace’s high-flying drones could deliver satellite services without leaving the atmosphere
NASA Readies Orion for First Test Flight
The Apollo-inspired crew capsule carries NASA’s hopes for revival
Chipmakers Push Memory Into the Third Dimension
Companies like Samsung, Micron, and SK Hynix bet that transistor redesigns and chip stacking will make memory smaller and faster