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Issue 1 • Jan. 2001

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  • Philosophy For A Networked World [Books]

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):127 - 128
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  • Communications triage [Reflections]

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s): 162
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  • Getting tough on antitrust

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):51 - 53
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    With the exception of cellular telephony, 2000 was the year in which titans of industry got their comeuppance-but also a year in which much of the US public and many opinion leaders expressed chagrin at the government's hobbling the very heroes seen as responsible for the economy's spectacular performance. While antitrust enforcement received little explicit attention in the presidential campaign,... View full abstract»

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  • Large jobs for little devices [microelectromechanical systems]

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):72 - 73
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    Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) may become key components of radio frequency devices, particularly in the mobile marketplace. In filters, they may lower radio size and power consumption while increasing sensitivity. In switches, they could herald the construction of cheaper, electronically steerable antennas for radar and communications applications. MEMS are electromechanical devices with t... View full abstract»

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  • Keeping the net up

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):47 - 50
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    To most users, the Internet looks like another utility. Like a local phone or gas company, a local Internet service provider delivers the Net to their desktops. But that's not how it looks to the people who make the Net work. Although it must operate like a single entity, the Internet is made up of many independently owned and operated computers and networks. Keeping the parts working and keeping ... View full abstract»

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  • RF bridges to the network [RF IC design]

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):69 - 71
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    Chips that dwell at the boundary between the electronics and the transmission medium and run at network speeds are growing in importance, and so are the tools that design them. In this paper, RF IC design tools and their developers are examined by the author View full abstract»

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  • The Web as weapon [cyber warfare]

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):118 - 121
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    As tensions in the Middle East erupted into vicious street fighting at the end of 2000, a different sort of pitched battle was being waged behind the scenes. With all the fervor of their comrades in arms, computer-savvy patriots on both sides managed to infiltrate or disable enemy Web servers. The prospect of cyber warfare, or information warfare, is a deadly serious matter in military circles. Th... View full abstract»

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  • Bursting At The seams

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s): 43
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  • Optical nets brace for even heavier traffic

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):44 - 46
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    Thanks to that Internet, backbone traffic has been increasing at a compound annual growth rate of more than 100 percent for several years. The owners of the backbone infrastructure, which is almost entirely fiber-based, are therefore eagerly embracing technologies that add to the capacity of fiber-optic systems without adding mountains of new optical cable. Having sufficient backbone capacity does... View full abstract»

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  • Ethernet's winning ways

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):113 - 115
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    Ethernet networks are winning big in manufacturing automation and process control-and for good reasons: they save money and they simplify operations. By 2003, the market for Ethernet networks that connect the factory to the higher levels of business operations and supply chain management is expected to reach US $3.5 billon. GE-Cisco Industrial Networks, a newly formed joint venture in Charlottesvi... View full abstract»

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  • The new chips on the block [network processors]

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):66 - 68
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    The author describes how rapidly expanding network applications and soaring performance requirements need flexible microprocessor solutions that are powerful enough to handle ever-growing data traffic View full abstract»

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  • Harmonizing data, setting standards [genomics, information sets]

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):111 - 112
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    With a working copy of the human genome in hand, the hard task of making sense of the terabytes of data has begun. One way of doing that job is by comparing gene sequences with other types of biological information, including protein sequences and structures or genes identified or expressed in other creatures. The trouble is that this other information is held in hundreds of databases out in resea... View full abstract»

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  • Always On: Living in a Networked World

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s): 41
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  • The 21st Century Engineer

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):17 - 19
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  • Unhooking medicine [wireless networking]

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):107 - 108, 110
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    In summer 2000, the FCC allocated 14 MHz for the Wireless Medical Telemetry Service, or WMTS. The new service is broken into three bands: 608-6I4, 1395-1400, and 1429-1432 MHz. The old bands will become increasingly troublesome to use in medicine. The ruling is forcing medical device firms to come up with fixes for their old devices and new technologies for the next generation of wireless telemetr... View full abstract»

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  • The car: just a Web browser with tires

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):92 - 94
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    Automakers are working at equipping vehicles with not only Internet access but also such services as on-demand emergency assistance, navigation, and traffic reports. To provide access to these services and the hardware needed to deliver them, software developers and automotive electronics engineers are collaborating on voice recognition and speech synthesis interfaces. Everyone agrees, it seems, t... View full abstract»

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  • Elements of a well-oiled machine

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s): 65
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  • Winging it [Free Flight, air traffic control]

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):97 - 99
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    The FAA believes that the solution to delayed flights is beginning to shape up. The agency is optimistic that its modernization plan and efforts to implement a program called Free Flight will go a long way toward solving the problem. Simply put, Free Flight opens the skies to air traffic, removing many of the enforced air routes that planes were required to follow. The program calls for air traffi... View full abstract»

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  • Gridlocks And Stopgaps

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s): 89
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  • The rebirth of radio

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):62 - 64
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    IEEE 802.II, the wireless local-area network standard, is one of the hottest product areas at the moment; Bluetooth threatens to become even hotter; Nokia unveiled its self-configuring rooftop RF system for Internet access; and fixed-wireless links are gaining increasing attention as candidate solutions to the Internet's last-mile problem. Advances in microelectronics have made it possible to buil... View full abstract»

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  • Simulating networks

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):74 - 76
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    The author describes how simulation tools, and the relatively recent class of hybrid simulation tools in particular, are just the ticket for those faced with designing a network from scratch or keeping one operating in the face of ever-increasing traffic. It is the most cost-effective way to predict how the myriad of PCs, servers, printers, routers, hubs and switches, as well as all the applicatio... View full abstract»

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  • Welcome to the always-on world

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):10 - 13
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    With the growth of new information and communications technologies, each human relationship is becoming a continual presence. You can exchange a dozen brief cell phone conversations with your spouse every day. You can keep track of your money through on-line banking. Your computer-mediated work activities can always be visible to your co-workers. This is a tremendous shift in human relationships: ... View full abstract»

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  • Beneath the Internet: explosive growth drives improvements to the infrastructure

    Publication Year: 2001
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    Functionally, the Internet is an interconnection of packet-switched networks based on the TCP/IP protocol suite. On a physical level, it is probably better visualized as a collection of service centers interconnected to a large extent by the same worldwide infrastructure that carries voice and every other kind of communications. That infrastructure has two distinct components: the long-haul trunks... View full abstract»

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  • Super nets for supercomputers

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):116 - 118
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    Supercomputers to date have been accessible to only a few fortunate specialists. But a new era will use high-speed data networks to link the huge beasts to more and more researchers' desktops, and just as important, to link individual supercomputers together. These new networks, or grids, are needed to grapple with incredible volumes of data and in turn promise better and cheaper science. With gri... View full abstract»

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  • Building the wireless Internet

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):14 - 16
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    Everybody's talking about the wireless Internet, but what on earth is it? And who's building it? The trade press is adrift in a bewildering jumble of acronyms from the cellular telephony industry that claim to point the way. Or maybe dozens of LEOS (low-earth-orbiting satellites) will furnish the wireless Internet. Or perhaps it's really two way pagers on steroids-powered by WAP (the wireless acce... View full abstract»

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