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Issue 4 • Date Dec. 1990

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  • Magnetoencephalography

    Page(s): 9 - 13
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    The measurement and analysis of the magnetic fields of the brain are discussed. The capabilities of magnetoencephalography are examined, and the measurement techniques are described. The ability of MEG measurements to map neural activity with high resolution is discussed, and analysis techniques that accomplish this are examined. The benefits of combining the functional information provided by MEG with the structural information provided by computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging are considered.<> View full abstract»

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  • Being an entrepreneur (R&D management)

    Page(s): 26 - 28
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    The authors discuss what it takes to be an entrepreneur. They begin by debunking three common myths: that entrepreneurs only exist in small high-risk, start-up companies, that they must be supersalesmen, and that they are born, not made. They then identify five characteristics an entrepreneur must have: willingness to take risks, a sense of mission, a high energy level, flexibility, and a bias for action.<> View full abstract»

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  • Engineering code of ethics

    Page(s): 30 - 31
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    The code of ethics established by the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario (APEO), Canada, is described. Its differences from and similarities to the IEEE Code of Ethics are discussed.<> View full abstract»

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  • Product liability and malpractice

    Page(s): 32 - 33
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    The expanded definition of liability, which includes the liability of those who design, manufacture, and sell products, is discussed. Also examined is malpractice, in which the engineer may be subjected to liability on an individual basis. It is noted that liability under both products liability and malpractice doctrines has also expanded beyond the physical limits of the state in which the corporate principal place of business is located to encompass any state in which a company sells products, not just that in which an engineer is employed. The significance of these developments for the individual engineer is examined.<> View full abstract»

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  • Engineering the Human Genome Project

    Page(s): 34 - 38
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    The Human Genome Initiative, a worldwide research effort to analyze the structure of human deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) and determine the location of all human genes, is discussed. The nature of the task is described, and the technologies needed to construct 'libraries' of overlapping clones of DNA fragments are examined. DNA sequencing methods and technologies are also discussed. The role that the engineer could play in supporting the project by advances in instrumentation is briefly discussed.<> View full abstract»

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  • Linear programming in operations research

    Page(s): 39 - 40
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    The use of KORBX, a linear problem solver based on Karmarkar's algorithm, to solve military airlift problems is described. Such problems involve so many variables and constraints that using a simplex-based system is not feasible. Three specific applications are examined: optimal channel routing of cargoes, cargo distribution, and wartime patient evacuation.<> View full abstract»

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  • EE education in South Africa

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    A brief history of electrical engineering (EE) education in South Africa is given. Current operations are described. The future role of EEs in a postapartheid South Africa is examined.<> View full abstract»

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