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Issue 12 • Dec. 1996

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  • IEEE Spectrum - Front cover

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s): c1
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  • Newslog

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s): 1
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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):2 - 4
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  • Forum

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):6 - 8
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    Readers are invited to comment in this department on material previously published in IEEE Spectrum; on the policies and operations of the IEEE; and on technical, economic, or social matters of interest to the electrical and electronics engineering profession. Short, concise letters are preferred. The Editor reserves the right to limit debate on controversial issues. View full abstract»

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  • More than significant others-much more [books]

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):10 - 13
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  • Recent books

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):13 - 66T2
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  • Calendar

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):14 - 66E8
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  • EV watch

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s): 20
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  • Solver Tackles large sets of equations [software reviews]

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s): 22
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  • Washington watch

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s): 22T2
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    Reports on recent government and legal policies in the engineering and scientific communities. View full abstract»

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  • Technically speaking

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s): 23
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  • Web sights

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s): 24
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  • Doing the Right Thing

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):25 - 32
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    Codes of conduct were at the heart of guild organization in Europe in the Middle Ages.Were you competent to do something? Could you vouch for a product's quality? Would you promise to charge a fair price? Today, most engineers think of themselves as professionals, rather than as members of a craft. And as more and more engineers have been taken into the employ of large corporate or governmental or... View full abstract»

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  • Low stress switching for efficiency

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):33 - 39
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    Power modules that turn on or off "softly," at near zero voltage or current, promise marked gains in performance by cutting switching losses and allowing faster controls-to the likely benefit of power converters. Medium power inverters have undergone significant changes. One improvement stems from new power transistors such as insulated-gate bipolar transistors (IGBTs) with their increasing voltag... View full abstract»

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  • Imaging magnetic fields

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):40 - 43
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    A scanning squid microscope (SSM) detects sub-nanotesla fields and nanoamperes of current with unsurpassed sensitivity. SSM can image magnetic fields at the surface of the sample under study. It is paving the way to an understanding of how materials that become superconducting at a rather high transition temperature do it. The author describes the SSM and how it is used to image the magnetic field... View full abstract»

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  • Preparing for the worst

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):49 - 54
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    It is possible to emerge from a man-made or natural disaster in relatively good shape if you prepare for it ahead of time, and if you make those preparations part of your routine day-to-day operations. This strategy is particularly crucial for computing and data storage operations. The author discusses a five-point plan which, if put into effect before a natural or man-made disaster occurs, will e... View full abstract»

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  • The Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):55 - 57
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    Superconducting RF cavities of novel design permit this unusual accelerator to run steadily rather than in bursts. The purpose is to investigate the ties that bind atomic nuclei together. CEBAF is designed to provide a steady stream of electrons at 4 GeV. A 100 keV thermal electron gun emits electrons in a stream which is chopped into packets which are accelerated to near-light speeds for entry in... View full abstract»

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  • Cledo Brunetti Award - Mitsumasa Koyanagi

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s): 58
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  • Control Systems Award - Vladimir A. Yakubovich

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  • Herman Halperin Electric Transmission and Distrikution Award - Farouk A. M. Rizk

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s): 58
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  • Masaru Ibuka Consumer Electronics Award - Kees A. Schouhamer Immink

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s): 59
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  • Award in International Communication - Kunishi Nosaka

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s): 59
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  • Reynold B. Johnson Information Storage Award - Nobutake Imamura

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s): 59
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  • Richard Harold Kaufmann Award - Marcus O. Durham

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s): 59
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  • Koji Kobayashi Computers and Communications Award - K. Mani Chandy

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):59 - 60
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