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Issue 4 • Date April 2004

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  • A better way of making blue laser diodes?

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):13 - 14
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    Sharp's new technique could bypass the intellectual property problems of the standard manufacturing procedure. View full abstract»

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  • The whistle-blower's dilemma

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):53 - 55
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    Speaking out may be the ethical thing to do, but too often it comes at a steep price. This article discusses the problems faced by 'whistle-blowers' - people who discover problems or unlawful activities at work and speak up about them. It details many cases of reprisals taken against such people and outlines a series of steps which should be taken in order to avoid such an outcome. View full abstract»

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  • Tools & Toys: The Solution Was Sake

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):51 - 52
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  • Funding Soars For Weaponry In U.S. Budget

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):10 - 12
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  • Bush Administration's "Science" Is Under Fire

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):12 - 13
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  • Neural engineering's image problem

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):32 - 37
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    Despite a string of successes, implanted prostheses remain in the shadows. The author tries to answer the question: Why are so few people taking advantage of a technology that allows the paralyzed to move their limbs?. View full abstract»

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  • Life of birds [wireless sensor network for bird study]

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):42 - 49
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    This paper presents a wireless sensor network being used for the study of Leach's storm petrel on Great Duck Island, Maine, USA. The petrel-watching apparatus consists of a distributed system of devices called 'motes', each having the dual functions of data collection and communication. For the former role, the mote contains application-specific sensors and signal-processing hardware; for the latt... View full abstract»

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  • Spectral Lines: Would you have a neural implant?

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s): 8
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  • Electric rainmaking technology gets Mexico's blessing

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):26 - 27
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    From at least the early 1940s to the end of the 20th century, it always rained more in the state of Jalisco, in central Mexico, than in its neighbor Aguascalientes. But in 2000, on a patch of parched pasture in Aguascalientes, workers from Mexico City-based Electrificacion Local de la Atmosfera Terrestre SA (ELAT) erected a peculiar field of interconnected metal poles and wires somewhat resembling... View full abstract»

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  • Budget Breakdown

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s): 11
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  • Supermarket's futuristic outlet

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):21 - 22, 25
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    Future Store may be the greatest thing to have happened on the River Rhein since Siegfried slew the dragon. Customers at the Future Store can use a number of gizmos that promise speed, comfort, and even a bit of fun: scales with digital cameras that can differentiate tomatoes from apples, so as to weigh and price them; multimedia kiosks that provide information about select foods and wines in the ... View full abstract»

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  • The illusion of web privacy

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):56, 58 - 59
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    The author discusses how, for the ordinary netizen, it's surprisingly hard to be anonymous online. View full abstract»

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  • The deal maker's minefield

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):58 - 59
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    The author discusses why the urge to merge should not blind firms to intellectual property problems. View full abstract»

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  • Sizing us up

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):28 - 31
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    Three-dimensional whole-body scanning will mean more comfortable clothes and safer cars. View full abstract»

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  • Tomorrow's TV - the grating light valve

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):38 - 41
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    The host of technologies tussling to displace the CRT have yet to face one strong contender: the grating light valve (GLV). This paper describes the construction and operation of GLVs which are MEMS technology electrostatically operated ribbon-shaped mirrors. Their main application, also outlined in this paper, is in large sized, high quality laser projection displays. View full abstract»

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  • Technically Speaking: Slicing the Ham from the Spam

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s): 72
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  • Forum

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s): 6
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  • Organic memory gains momentum

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):17 - 18
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    Hybrid prototypes promise to give conventional memory a run for the money. View full abstract»

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  • IEEE Spectrum - April 2004

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s): 01
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  • IEEE Spectrum - volume 41, number 4 - Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):2 - 3
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  • Contributors

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s): 5
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