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Issue 28 • Date Dec. 1979

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  • Contents

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s): 1
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  • Exporting hydroelectric energy

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):1 - 2
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    While today most countries face energy shortages, hundreds of thousands of megawatts of hydroelectric power remain undeveloped in Afriea, Asia, and Latin America mainly because of small local demand. Unlike fossil fuels, such energy if not used today is lost forever. Ai the same lime, no scheme has yet been found “to containerize” it for export. View full abstract»

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  • CSIT forms working group on three mile Island

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s): 2
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    The March 28 nuclear accident at Three Mile Island raises serious questions about the regulation, design, construction, operation, maintenance, safety management, emergency management, etc. of nuclear power plants. In response to these concerns, CSIT has established a Working Group on Three Mile Island. The Purpose of WG-TMI is to work toward correcting any safety problems that may exist in nuclea... View full abstract»

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  • Report from working group

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s): 2
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    The Working Group on National Security (WG-NS) is pursuing several subject areas at this time. Of particular interest and concern to the WG-NS is national security and the U.S. energy situation. Also, recent developments in information theory, in data and communication systems, “the cryptography affair” (IEEE IT Group Newsletter, Dec. 1977); the International Traffic in Arms Regulati... View full abstract»

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  • Letters to the editor

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):3 - 4
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  • Ethical trilemmas

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):4 - 6
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    The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers is one of the oldest and largest professional engineering societies. Like its sister engineering organizations, it is caught up in the swirling forces of modern times. The old values seem to be falling away one by one. The respect we once took as our automatic due for belonging to a profession no longer comes to us. A hundred pressures from a h... View full abstract»

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  • Book reviews

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):7 - 8
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  • Three mile Island

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):9 - 11
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    After a 6-month investigation of all factors surrounding the accident and contributing to it, the Commission has concluded that: To prevent nuclear accidents as serious as Three mile island, fundamental changes will be necessary in the organization, procedures, and practices — and above all — in the attitudes of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and, to the extent that the institutio... View full abstract»

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  • Acceptance statement

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s): 12
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    I am indeed honored to receive this award. I dedicate it to all 190,000 IEEE members, some of whom, I am certain, are going through the same thing that I went through — but without getting an award. View full abstract»

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This Publication ceased production in 1981. The current title of the publication is IEEE Technology & Society Magazine.

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