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Issue 1 • Date Jan. 2002

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  • How to make deregulation work

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):50 - 56
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    Every regulated industry manifests the same rules, while each deregulated industry is unruly or even dysfunctional in ways unique to it. Figuring out how to fix each one's problems is in its own right a huge technological challenge-technological in the economist's sense of referring to all aspects of business organization. Alfred Kahn, the father of airline deregulation, continues to publish frequ... View full abstract»

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  • Critical challenges 2002

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s): 9
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  • A new course for NASA

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):14 - 15
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  • Futility of a toothless treaty

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):15 - 16
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  • An archeologist's year in silicon valley [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):86 - 88
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  • Waste not, pollute not [animal waste recycling for power production]

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):72 - 77
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    Recycling animal waste can keep water cleaner and generate electricity off the grid. The paper describes the use of animal waste in the form of biogas at AA Dairy to produce electricity. The gas is burned in a diesel engine converted to run on methane. 10-20% of the electricity produced in summer is sold to the grid, the figure rises to 35-40% in winter. The paper then discusses the wider picture ... View full abstract»

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  • Where the jobs are

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):89 - 91
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    Despite the avalanche of layoffs in assorted industries, elsewhere things are booming for electrical engineering, including defense, health care, and patent-related fields. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, recent graduates with bachelor's degrees in electrical engineering should be greeted by a favorable job market this year. Looking ahead, the bureau further predicts overall demand... View full abstract»

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  • Extending healthcare's reach

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):66 - 71
    Cited by:  Papers (4)  |  Patents (1)
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    Telemedicine, or treating patients from afar, promises to alter the medical landscape. Technological solutions are being implemented that can spread critical medical expertise across a region and around the globe. For example, a U.S. company believes that the shortage of physicians specializing in intensive care can be mitigated by its telemedicine system. The performance of transatlantic surgery ... View full abstract»

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  • Capturing climate change

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):58 - 65
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    Though for decades arguments have raged over whether human activities cause changes in climate, these battles may be nearing an end. It is hard to dispute that the earths climate is getting warmer. The apparent reason is a measurable increase in greenhouse gases, most notably carbon dioxide, but also methane, nitrous oxide, chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), and ozone. Some do disagree. And this group, w... View full abstract»

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  • Building safer cars

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):82 - 85
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    In the future, cars will help make the world's roads nearly accident free. Humans are fallible: we get sleepy while driving at night, do dumb things like put on makeup or shave while creeping along in bumper-to-bumper traffic, or look away from the road to adjust our car radios. But cars will soon make road travel safer by looking over drivers' shoulders, so to speak, keeping their attention from ... View full abstract»

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  • To disarm [weapons abolition]

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):30 - 37
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    This article describes how recent events have brought a renewed urgency to halting the spread of massively destructive weapons, whether nuclear, chemical, or biological. The concern of the moment is that these deadly devices not fall into the hands of extremists. There may also be a growing sense that what will ultimately make the world a safer place is to eliminate all weapons of mass destruction... View full abstract»

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  • Clear skies ahead [navigation systems]

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):78 - 81
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    Several projects aimed squarely at upgrading airplane travel, either by enhancing navigation or by improving communications between pilots and air traffic controllers, drew closer to full implementation in 2001. In mid-June, the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Washington, DC, outlined its 10-year operational evolution plan to improve air travel by rolling out new technology to air traffi... View full abstract»

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  • Making intelligence smarter

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):38 - 43
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    After a decade of drift in which intelligence agencies seemed to be casting about for a mission worthy of their big budgets, they have at last found one. But in adapting to global terrorism inspired by Islamist fundamentalism, those agencies will be forced to reassess many long-held customs and beliefs. They will have to find new human assets, including spies and analysts, and new ways to use thei... View full abstract»

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  • Improving security, preserving privacy

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):44 - 49
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    Although terrorism is probably the focus of most people's current concern, the need for protection from such nightmares as workplace and school violence has been fanning a demand for more secure environments for some time. Proposed solutions range from the simple, like putting better locks on doors, to the experimental, like automatic face-recognition systems. On a long-term basis, they even inclu... View full abstract»

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