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Issue 10 • Date Oct. 2006

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  • Tools & Toys: Hardware for your Software Radio

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 51 - 54
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  • Technically Speaking: When Good Clicks Go Bad

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 88
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  • Careers: Shaman, Bless This Lab

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 49 - 51
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  • Books: Money For Nothing Reviewed

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 60 - 62
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  • Media: Podcast Picks

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 58
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  • IEEE Spectrum - October 2006, Vol. 43, No. 10

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  • IEEE Spectrum - Contents

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 1 - 5
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  • The Back Story: Ham's Last Stand

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 7
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  • Forum

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 8
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  • Spectral Lines Does NASA Need A Better Launch Site?

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 10
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  • The Next Voting Debacle?

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 12 - 14
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    New provisions in the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) of 2002 have quietly created the potential to disrupt the US elections in November 2006. A major concern are the new HAVA rules that deal with the databases that contain the voter rolls. With these rules, voter eligibility will depend in large part on the contents of a number of databases, most of which have been existence for less than a year and some of which have not been constructed in accord with the best practices of the database industry. While they appear sound, these rules give the states wide latitude in reacting to database mismatches. Many are concerned that this could lead to voter disenfranchisement with tens of thousands of people being disqualified View full abstract»

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  • Talk Is Cheap

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 14 - 15
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  • I've Got the Power

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 18
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  • Europe Dithers Over Digital Radio

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 20
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  • Tsunami Surveillance By Satellites

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 21
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  • Dying for Data

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 22 - 27
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    With the support of and some funding from the federal government, a private-sector effort is underway to develop a comprehensive system of electronic health records linking hospitals, general practitioners, specialists, insurance offices and others across the US. Called the National Health Information Network, the project aims to replace paper-based files with digital record containing a patient's complete medical history, which can be accessed by health providers instantaneously wherever treatment is needed. It will consist not of one centralized system but of a large number of independently managed regional networks, somewhat comparable to the Internet itself. This paper looks at the recent history and some smaller-scale efforts to digitize medical records View full abstract»

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  • Acronym Addiction

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 28 - 33
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    This paper presents an alphabetical listing of some of the most commonly used acronyms and abbreviations in the electronics industry along with brief definitions View full abstract»

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  • Doc at a Distance

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 34 - 39
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    A team of scientists from the US Army's Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center is working to develop a new generation of remotely-controlled surgical robots that would allow military doctors, stationed safely distant from the front line, to perform operations without once putting their hands on patients. Part of the High Altitude Platforms Mobile Robotics Telesurgery project, this endeavor aims to demonstrate the concept of remote robotic surgery in the field, using a rugged surgical robot and an airborne communications link. With medical vehicles equipped with such remote-controlled robots, surgical care can be provided to soldiers in a lot less time than it would take to evacuate them to the nearest base or hospital. The team hopes these robots could also be used to bring advanced medical care not just to soldiers but to people in remote locations lacking in specialized physicians. A prototype of these remote-controlled robots is undergoing field testing at an isolated site north of Simi Valley in southwestern California to evaluate how well it performs outside the controlled environment of an operating with less than ideal conditions View full abstract»

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  • Electric Idyll

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 40 - 47
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    Idaho Power Co. has so far resisted pressure from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to sell its transmission lines to independent companies. With the support of the Idaho Public Utilities Commission, Idaho Power feels that unbundling transmission from generation may foster competition but will not help improve price and reliability. Considered as one of the better managed utilities in the US, Idaho Power has had to deal with an average of 10,000 new customers moving into its service area every year. This means the utility has had to increase generation by about two percent a year, without incurring excessive environmental costs. Company officials have also expressed concern over the abating river flow, which could affect the utility's hydropower resource, and the anticipated imposition of a carbon tax by Congress in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions View full abstract»

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  • Careers: Shaman, Bless This Lab

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 49 - 54
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