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Issue 8 • Date Aug. 2003

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  • Wi-Fi akes new turn with "wireless-G"

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):12 - 13
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  • Missile defense for airliners finds growing support in United States

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):14 - 15
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  • Battle of the Xs

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):16 - 17
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  • Building unable matter

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):16 - 17
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  • Inventor's guide to law, business and taxes [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):45 - 48
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  • President Bush orders government spectrum review

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s): 15
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  • Faster than a speeding bullet train

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):30 - 34
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    China is throttling up a 430-km/h magnetically levitated train to link Shanghai and its airport. Built in China by a trio of German companies and the Shanghai Maglev Transportation Development Co., it reaches 430 km/h (268 mi/h)-130 km/h faster than Japan's famous bullet train. And even as it goes faster than any commercial vehicle without wings, the Chinese train is smoother and quieter than Amtr... View full abstract»

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  • Huawei-Cisco tests China's respect for property rights

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):10 - 12
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    It's been more than a year since China gained entry into the World Trade Organization (Geneva), and now the question is whether its leadership will put its mouth (and muscle) where its money is and enforce rules against piracy of intellectual property. In markets for high-tech hardware, respect for intellectual property may be slowly growing. Foreign companies and organizations like the Business S... View full abstract»

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  • Our posthuman lingo

    Publication Year: 2003
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    The English language is preparing for a radical revision of what we call human following the developments in biomedical engineering such as: the possibility of torso fat and rib bones rejiggered to form angel-like alar appendages; cochlear implants enabling some deaf people to hear and which may soon be used to enhance normal hearing; and an arm implanted with a chip that communicated via RF with ... View full abstract»

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  • Irradiation Nation [food safety]

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):24 - 29
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    Electron beams and X-rays might make some foods safer to eat. But is irradiation a silver bullet or an industrial-strength placebo for killer contaminants in the food chain? This paper discusses the technology and issues involved in this aspect of food safety. Even though it is highly effective at killing bugs and bacteria, irradiation is at best only a partial solution to the problem of food safe... View full abstract»

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  • Steady as she blows [wind power, energy storage]

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):35 - 39
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    Power electronics and exotic energy storage devices are making wind power steady enough to compete with conventional electricity sources. Systems based on advanced power electronics and energy storage devices are massaging and managing power flows from wind turbines, enabling them to contribute to electricity grids without putting those grids at risk. Not only are the technologies making wind powe... View full abstract»

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  • Smart buildings

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):18 - 23
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    Can building automation systems overcome interoperability problems to assert control over our offices, hotels, and airports? Efforts to make buildings smarter are focusing on cutting costs by streamlining building operations like air conditioning and lighting. Building automation is critical to these efforts, mainly because it could reduce the annual operating costs of buildings. This article outl... View full abstract»

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  • Saving private e-mail

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):40 - 44
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    In the spam war trenches, clever programmers are trying to stem the tide of unwanted messages. A powerful and effective new filtering method has started to emerge. The new strategies draw on techniques of probability theory originally invented by Thomas Bayes, the 18th century mathematician, to analyze entire e-mail messages instead of just the words that jump out. View full abstract»

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