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IEEE Spectrum

Issue 12 • Dec. 1997

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  • IEEE Spectrum - Front cover

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s): c1
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  • Newslog

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s): 1
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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):2 - 4
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  • Forum

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):6 - 8
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  • Trying to have it both ways[review of "Beginnings Count: The Technological Imperative in American Health Care" (Rothman, D.) [Book review]

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):12 - 14
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  • Kevles, B.H.) [Book review]

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):14 - 15
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  • Recent books

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):15 - 64T4
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  • Calendar

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):16 - 16E16
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  • Washington watch

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s): 16T2
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  • Technically speaking

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s): 17
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  • Electronic music: new ways to play

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):18 - 30
    Cited by:  Papers (43)  |  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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  • 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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  • 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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  • And the winners are ... Spectrum's Second Quilt Block Contest

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):48 - 51
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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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  • Speakout

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):59 - 60
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    The availability of sound technical and scientific advice is often critical to the development of appropriate public policy. Precisely because that advice can influence decision-making, political advocates often do not limit their arguments to the substance of the issues at stake: they also go after the sources of advice. View full abstract»

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  • EEs' tools & toys

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):61 - 64
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  • Thirty years ago...

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):64T10 - 64T12
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    War is a killing game that is brought to its highest playing efficiency by the scientific researchers, engineers, and technicians of all major powers...usually in response to new and advanced devices used by an enemy. Thus, with the advent of each new weapon, an equally important task had to be accomplished—that of finding an effective counter measure. View full abstract»

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  • Innovations

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s): 65
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    A new type of smart glass that turns from dark to clear at the flick of a switch—and can be set at intermediate transparencies—has been developed by Research Frontiers Inc., an R&D company in Woodbury, N.Y. Robert Saxe, co-founder and president, sees opportunities for the technology in windows, sun roofs and visors for automobiles, eye-wear, and flat-panel displays. View full abstract»

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  • Software Reviews

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):66 - 67
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  • EV watch

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):68 - 70
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  • Web sights

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s): 89
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  • Coming in Spectrum

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s): 94
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