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Issue 12 • Date Dec. 1997

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  • And the winners are ... Spectrum's Second Quilt Block Contest

    Publication Year: 1997 , Page(s): 48 - 51
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  • In conjunction with Venus [planetary radar astronomy]

    Publication Year: 1997 , Page(s): 31 - 38
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    Few people know that the value of the astronomical unit-the mean distance from the Earth to the Sun, and the yardstick for gauging distances within the solar system-was determined not by astronomers, but electrical engineers. They did it using military radar and thereby opened up a new field of scientific research, known as planetary radar astronomy. The paper discusses the early history of planet... View full abstract»

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  • How to choose electromagnetic software

    Publication Year: 1997 , Page(s): 53 - 58
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    The rapid growth in communication and high-speed electronics industries is demanding more-much more-of electromagnetic simulation software. Here, the authors describe how a range of packages is available not only to predict the electromagnetic behavior of today's very high-speed devices, but also to accurately analyze and help optimize a design before a physical prototype is built View full abstract»

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  • The voice of the computer is heard in the land (and it listens too!) [speech recognition]

    Publication Year: 1997 , Page(s): 39 - 47
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    The authors describe how computers are now interacting with human beings through speech and accomplishing useful work. As such, the machines are doing what most two-year-olds can do: identify spoken words and answer back View full abstract»

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  • Electronic music: new ways to play

    Publication Year: 1997 , Page(s): 18 - 30
    Cited by:  Papers (18)  |  Patents (6)
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    Music synthesizers and computers can produce almost any sound imaginable, but for a long while only keyboardists could directly control their expressiveness. But now a new breed of digital controllers-some of which trace their roots to the turn of the century-lets you fiddle, drum, blow, or even dance your way into electronic soundscapes. The author discusses electronic keyboards, percussion inter... View full abstract»

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