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Issue 5 • Dec. 2002-Jan. 2003

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  • Written in the stars [biodiversity-cosmology analogy]

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):4 - 5
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    This paper argues that most of the atoms in the human body were originally formed in the nuclear furnace of a burning star, and that, as a race, we are literally made of stardust. View full abstract»

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  • Optimal window design

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):39 - 43
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  • Public-key cryptography extensions into Kerberos

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):30 - 34
    Cited by:  Papers (15)
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    How can and why should the Kerberos authentication standard (RFC1510) be extended to support public-key cryptography? These are the questions that we explore in this article. Integrating public-key cryptography (PKC) within Kerberos shares the leading edge of proposed enhancements to the traditional Kerberos standard with initiatives like IPv6 support and hardware authentication via smart-cards. T... View full abstract»

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  • Ballistic MOSFETs, the ultra scaled transistors

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):13 - 16
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    As the MOSFET dimensions are reduced further in the sub 50nm regime; ballistic transport would become a very important factor in governing the current characteristics. The maximum current a MOSFET can physically carry and the fastest it can operate is governed by the ballistic transport of the carriers in the channel. Therefore, we should fully understand this phenomenon, by the use of physical mo... View full abstract»

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  • Trade agreements

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):19 - 29
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    Trade is good. As a business, the more people you can sell your product to the better. As an individual consumer, the more product choices you have, the better. Of course, the key to all this buying and selling is access and price. Also, access to a certain extent controls price. World trade allows what economists call economies of scale. As a result, the customers pay less, and the companies can ... View full abstract»

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  • Thinking about energy matters

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):10 - 12
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    We give a short explanation about a new way to examine force of gravity in Nature. With this summary of the general theory, we claim that the right way to achieve this goal is to assume that the world is a chaos of energy constantly flowing in space and creating concentrations in semi-random points in space. View full abstract»

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  • Single-phase insulator transformers

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):35 - 38
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    To show that voltage surges are effectively transmitted between the windings of insulator transformers, a relatively simple and functional test was prepared. The test applied differential-mode voltage surges with small amplitudes to the primary winding of three different types of single-phase no-load insulator transformers. The differential-mode was selected based on the fact that this mode is muc... View full abstract»

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  • Packet sniffing: a brief introduction

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):17 - 19
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    Packet sniffing is a method of tapping each packet as it flows across the network; i.e., it is a technique in which a user sniffs data belonging to other users of the network. Packet sniffers can operate as an administrative tool or for malicious purposes. It depends on the user's intent. Network administrators use them for monitoring and validating network traffic. Packet sniffers are basically a... View full abstract»

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  • Quantum computers

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):6 - 9
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    Using atoms as digital bits will start a completely new era in computer design. Atoms cannot be simply manipulated and used like the bits built with transistors. The behavior of matter on the atomic scale follows the rules of modern physics. This behavior cannot be understood in terms of our classical description of the world (i. e. Newtonian mechanics or Maxwell's equations in electromagnetics). ... View full abstract»

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