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Issue 3 • Date March 2003

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  • 3G comes down to earth

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):18 - 19
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  • Ultimate alignment

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s): 49
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  • Security from space

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):36 - 39
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    Satellites have gained a prominent role in the US's toughened homeland protection plan and many companies are set to benefit. Satellites have an important role in monitoring and protecting infrastructure and many companies are planning to capitalise on America's emergent homeland security market. According to an October 2002 study by the Electronics and IT Association, they could be competing for ... View full abstract»

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  • Defying hard times [semiconductor intellectual property business]

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):32 - 34
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    The article discusses the challenges facing the semiconductor intellectual property business from the perspective of ARC International. ARC has been working hard to strengthen its position as a one-stop-shop SIP supplier with a highly distinctive processor technology. It is operating in a crowded and highly competitive market. ARC gains an edge on its rivals by virtue of its Tangent reconfigurable... View full abstract»

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  • The civilian battlefield [transportation network security]

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):40 - 44
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    In this paper, the authors describe how the tragic events of 11 September 2001 have resulted in an urgent requirement for improved and enhanced security measures at airports, larger facilities and transportation networks. View full abstract»

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  • Unmasking secrecy [security schemes]

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):46 - 48
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    The author describes how the complex mathematical ideas that underpin modern security schemes are helping guard the secrecy of a surprising number of daily routines. View full abstract»

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  • Shuttle diplomacy [NASA's manned space flight programme]

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):20 - 21
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    The loss of Space Shuttle Columbia means NASA's manned space flight programme is in trouble. The author examines three options. One is to build a new shuttle to replace Columbia. This was the policy followed after the Challenger explosion in 1986 and, undoubtedly, would be the cheaper, faster option. The second is to accelerate the development of the Orbital Space Plane (OSP), a vehicle proposed w... View full abstract»

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  • Assault on the senses [PC-run computer program for movies]

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):24 - 27
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    The extraordinary battle scenes in Peter Jackson's The Two Towers that have thrilled cinema audiences around the world have been made possible with a PC-run computer program. A C-based software program was developed by Massive Ltd. to complete the battle scene, adding thousands of "warriors". The program was used by the New Zealand special effects company WETA Digital to place over eighty differen... View full abstract»

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  • Bzzzz zzz [ZigBee wireless standard]

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):28 - 31
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    The author discusses the question of whether the ZigBee wireless standard, promoted by an alliance of 25 firms, a big threat to Bluetooth? ZigBee, developed for the 2.4 GHz band, looks rather like Bluetooth but is simpler, has a lower data rate and spends most of its time snoozing. This characteristic means that a node on a ZigBee network should be able to run for six months to two years on just t... View full abstract»

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