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Issue 3 • Date Aug/Sep 1998

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  • Cold cathodes are heating up

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):9 - 12
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    One potential application of cold cathodes is flat panel displays. At present, the market for emissive displays is based on cathode ray tubes (CRTs) and liquid crystal displays (LCDs). However, these technologies do not offer the combination of bright, sharp images in a low power, lightweight and flat package. Cold cathodes should offer these advantages in the not-too-distant future. Since the int... View full abstract»

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  • Engineering applications of plasma science

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):4 - 8
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    Plasmas are important in such diverse fields as astrophysics, controlled fusion research, semiconductor manufacturing and laser technology. Plasma science incorporates skills from electromagnetics, thermodynamics, materials science, chemistry, electronics, mechanical design, vacuum technology and computer modeling. Plasma is involved in up to 30% of the steps in fabricating today's microprocessors... View full abstract»

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  • Trying out zero gravity

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):38 - 41
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    Discusses the NASA Reduced Gravity Student Opportunities Program. The funding of the program together with the projects involved are discussed. The principles behind microgravity experiments carried out on an aircraft are also considered View full abstract»

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  • Forest build tree algorithms for multiple destinations

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):13 - 16
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    The multiple destination routing (MDR) problem is the essential routing problem in multicast communication networks. This problem has been proven to NP-complete, hence, we look at only heuristic algorithms that are of practical interest. Forest build tree (FBT) like algorithms are discussed and two new algorithms are presented. A performance evaluation is carried out and simulation results given View full abstract»

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  • Java, Java, Java

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):33 - 37
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (1)
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    Everyone is talking about Java. The driving force for this chatter is Java's simplicity and potential power. Java is programming language, and a language for the intranet and the World Wide Web (WWW). Java is a Write On one platform and Run on Many platforms (WORM) language. For network-friendly, platform-independent applications, Java (originally Oak) is an object oriented programming language. J... View full abstract»

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