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Issue 1 • Jan. 2004

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  • Ultrawide gap on ultrawideband

    Publication Year: 2004
    Cited by:  Papers (6)  |  Patents (1)
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    Ultrawideband-a technology in which signals are transmitted in the form of billions of extremely short radio pulses spread over a bandwidth totaling several gigahertz-is highly anticipated because it will provide the wireless personal-area-network (WPAN) connectivity of Bluetooth, but at speeds up to 500 times faster. Despite that promise, a growing rift between the backers of separate ultrawideba... View full abstract»

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  • Can organics replace silicon in PV?

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):28 - 30
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    Photosynthesis is one approach to photovoltaics. View full abstract»

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  • Indian IT firms connect with Chinese counterparts

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):26 - 27
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    Indian IT firms seek to build a position in China's information technology sector, avert competitive threats, and jointly do IT outsourcing. View full abstract»

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  • Spacecraft converge on mars

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):22 - 23
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  • Internet telephony: switching to unswitched

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s): 25
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  • Technology trends 2004

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):14 - 19
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    Biomolecular engineering is hot, the tech sector is turning around, and the United States will continue to dominate high-tech R&D in the coming decade. So say the IEEE Fellows in the second annual 2004 IEEE Technology Leaders Survey. View full abstract»

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  • Carbon-crunching critters

    Publication Year: 2004
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    Genetic engineering won't stop global warming. View full abstract»

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  • A dog named spot [smart personal objects technology watch]

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):72 - 73
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    This article presents the Microsoft SPOT, or smart personal objects technology, a US $129 to $299 digital wristwatch from watchmakers Fossil Inc., Richardson, Texas, and Suunto Oy, Vantaa, Finland. The smart watch gives you weather, stock quotes, sports scores, headline news, one-way instant messages, outlook calendar reminders, and finally, the time and date. Watches deliver and display SPOT cont... View full abstract»

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  • A high-tech launch system for carriers

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):24 - 25
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  • Eolas vs Web

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):85 - 86
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    After a jury fined Microsoft US $521million for infringement, the action moved back to the U.S. Patent And Trademark Office and a surprising patent reexamination. View full abstract»

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  • This is your brain online

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):76 - 78, 80-2
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    Paul Allen's $100 million for mapping the brain will produce the largest trove of biological data ever. View full abstract»

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  • Speedy data backups

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):94 - 96
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  • Fountain of knowledge [analysis engine]

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):68 - 71, 73-5
    Cited by:  Patents (13)
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    This article presents WebFountain, a system that can convert the anarchy of online data - Web pages, e-mail, chat rooms, and more - into a format that can be analyzed to identify commercially valuable information. By leveraging the vast reserves of untapped information online, WebFountain can let companies make smarter business decisions while creating an open platform that encourages more machine... View full abstract»

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  • Flying away - forecast bad for tiny airborne probes

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):40 - 41
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    Forecasting weather by relying airborne probes the size of dust specks is wishful thinking. View full abstract»

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  • Super conductors on the high seas [ship propulsion using superconductor motors]

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):60 - 67
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (1)
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    This article describes a $78 million U.S. Navy effort which is returning ship propulsion to the absolute forefront of advanced technology. In a program with far-reaching implications - not only for future warships but also for the cargo, cruise ship, and conceivably even the electricity-generating businesses - the U.S. Office of Naval Research (ONR) is testing a 5 MW, 23 ton superconductor ship mo... View full abstract»

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  • Pundits ponder what 2004 portends

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s): 23
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  • This is what 40 looks like

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s): 9
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  • Guarding against terrorism and liability

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):85 - 86, 88-9
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    Developers of antiterrorism tools have little to worry about, thanks to a provision of the U.S. Homeland Security Act. View full abstract»

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  • The infinite archive

    Publication Year: 2004
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    To preserve our knowledge base and cultures, we must find a way to save digital content for future generations. View full abstract»

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  • Anatomy of the office

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):90 - 93
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    You spend much of your waking life there, but do you really understand how it works? Newly minted engineers will get a leg up if they understand the complex dynamics of the workplace. View full abstract»

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  • Fiber to the home

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):42 - 43
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    As every Internet surfer knows, broadband is good, broader band is better. View full abstract»

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  • General Motors on the HY-wire

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):64 - 65
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    GM is betting a billion that its hydrogen fuel cell vehicles will be ready for prime time by 2010. View full abstract»

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  • Winners losers or grails

    Publication Year: 2004
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    How we chose our winners, losers, and Holy Grails. We picked six categories of technology - electric power, biotechnology, and so on. Then, within each of these categories, we picked a specific project that looked like a winner, one that looked like a loser, and a Holy Grail - a long-standing quest that could fundamentally change something about our lives. We favored bold, risky projects with a si... View full abstract»

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  • Hypersonic flight [scramjet aircraft propulsion]

    Publication Year: 2004
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    Current turbojet engines cannot propel an aircraft to hypersonic speeds -their spinning shafts and compressors would simply collapse. To solve this problem, groups in the United States, Japan, Australia, and other countries are working on a propulsion system that burns fuel combined with air flowing at supersonic speeds through the engine, which is essentially a metallic funnel, with no moving par... View full abstract»

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  • Across the great divide

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):36 - 39
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    The Alberta SuperNet is a model for the broadband future - everywhere. View full abstract»

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