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Issue 5 • Date May 2001

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  • White-collar sweatshop [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):89 - 92
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  • The Universe Unveiled [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):92 - 93
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  • The Grande Latte Wireless Experience

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s): 9
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  • Hybrid vehicles are worth it! [paper discussion and authors' reply]

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):79 - 84
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    In March, IEEE Spectrum published an article examining the case for the hybrid-electric vehicle from an economic perspective [“Are hybrid vehicles worth it?”, L.B. Lave et al., see ibid., p. 47-50, 2001]. It concluded that hybrids were not economically worthwhile. Reader response to the piece was strong and almost universally negative. In furtherance of the goal of presenting both side... View full abstract»

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  • Robosoccer [mobile robotics experiment]

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):75 - 77
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    This paper describes robosoccer, the latest experiment in robotics, and one that is growing in popularity on college campuses around the world. In robosoccer, two teams of boxy, wheeled robots face off against each other. A whistle blows and they spring into action, jostling for possession of a brightly colored golfball on a playing field the size ofa Ping-Pong table. Each team struggles to push t... View full abstract»

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  • Two speakers are better than 5.1 [surround sound]

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):70 - 74
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    In this paper, the author outlines how a better grasp of how a brain interprets the ears' input led to virtual surround, in which two speakers sound like many more View full abstract»

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  • Rambus: friend or foe? [high-speed memory interface technology manufacture]

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):42 - 47
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    The author examines how Rambus' revolutionary technology and marketing savvy have put this small chip company on the map-and offended some of the biggest name in the business. The legal problems surrounding the high-speed memory interface technology manufacturer are also outlined View full abstract»

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  • Year of the rocket [Chinese space research]

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):62 - 68
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    The Chinese have the space capabilities of the most advanced industrialized countries. They build and launch long-range missiles, put satellites in orbit, and, as of late 2000, plan a national strategy for manned space flight. But detractors, suspicious of China's rapid progress, allege it leap-frogged years of R&D by spying on the West. The author examines whether there is anything to these c... View full abstract»

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  • Open-source Biology And Its Impact On Industry

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):15 - 17
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  • Memory on the move

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):55 - 59
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    The author describes how, competing for the US $ 11 billion portable electronic device memory market are several venerable but revitalized memory systems as well as new storage technologies: flash memory cards; PC memory cards; and small disk drives. Flashers, a relatively young technology contain one or more nonvolatile solid-state memory chips. They have no moving parts and retain data in the ab... View full abstract»

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  • Digital TV Divide

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):10 - 12
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  • Better breast cancer detection

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):50 - 54
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    X-rays go digital, computers read film, and chemicals mark tumors, but will these new technologies make it in the clinic? The imaging technologies considered for breast cancer include film-screen mammography, full field digital mammography, ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging, scintimammography, thermography, electrical impedance imaging, optical imaging, electric potential measurement, positro... View full abstract»

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  • An Eye For The New

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):85 - 86
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