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Issue 9 • Date Sept. 2000

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  • The Internet - a spontaneous technology [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):10 - 12
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  • Mad for digital or digital madness? [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):14 - 16
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  • Monkey business [Reflections]

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s): 37
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  • Don't be shocked: power lines are safe!

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s): 22
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  • Silicon IC models brain activity

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):18 - 20
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  • Architecture drives test system standards

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):68 - 73
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    To automate test and measurement systems in R&D and manufacturing settings, it is common practice to connect the instruments to computers. With modern programming languages and a simple setup, the task is no harder than calling up a simple function. The only remarkable aspect is that this function communicates with a hardware device that either measures or stimulates some aspect of the physica... View full abstract»

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  • Technology priorities for the White House

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):52 - 56
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    What issues related to technology will the next US President confront? Vice President Al Gore and Texas Governor George W. Bush. Both offer up glowing words about the social, political, and economic wonders wrought by technology. Both promise, if elected, to keep that spirit of innovation alive. Regardless of who wins in November, the next Administration will confront a raft of technology-related ... View full abstract»

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  • Proven skills: the new yardstick for schools

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):63 - 67
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    Under its new rules, the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology's (ABET) Engineering Criteria 2000 (EC 2000) will focus on the results of an engineering education, rather than on the curriculum. As of September 2001, when the document becomes mandatory, EC 2000 will emphasize instead the learned abilities an engineer should possess upon entering into professional practice. With this si... View full abstract»

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  • A blockbuster innovation

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):80R2 - 80R4
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  • Quantum transistors: toward nanoelectronics

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):46 - 51
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    Electrons that tunnel through insulating barriers and hop on and off minuscule dots are shown to be at the heart of future transistor generations View full abstract»

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  • Cable access issue has FCC on the spot

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):3612 - 3614
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  • The day concorde fell to earth

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):24 - 28
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  • Defragmenting really speeds up Windows NT machines

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):74 - 77
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    When they want to improve the operation of a PC running the Windows NT operating system, most people think of adding RAM or upgrading to a more powerful processor. Research proves there is a simpler solution: every so often, reorder the disk contents so that every file is stored in one piece, butted up against the next file. Files these days are usually fragmented and the fragments scattered all o... View full abstract»

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  • The cost of quality in Internet-style networks

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):57 - 62
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    In broad terms, the quality of service (QoS) of a wide-area network is a measure: of how well it does its job-how quickly and reliably it transfers various kinds of data, including digitized voice and video traffic, from source to destination. With the advent of packet switching and the proliferation of many kinds of communications traffic (time-sensitive financial transactions, still images, larg... View full abstract»

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  • More uses spring up for internet file-sharing

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s): 80
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  • Tracking weather's flight path

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):38 - 45
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    Prototypes of systems for helping pilots and air traffic controllers cope better with untoward weather are jockeying for a place aboard critical test flights and in air traffic control and dispatch facilities on the ground. The prototypes are the products of a burst of research in technologies for detecting turbulence in all its varieties, predicting the persistence of fog, and giving pilots a cle... View full abstract»

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  • New York wants more hybrid buses on the city's streets

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s): 36
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