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Issue 2 • Date Feb. 2005

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  • The gay engineer [equal opportunities]

    Publication Year: 2005 , Page(s): 47 - 48
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    Timothy Meyer started a new job last year, soon after he received his master's in electrical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. At work, he doesn't bring up his personal life, because he's afraid of being discriminated against or even fired. Meyer is gay. The fact remains that in the U.S. workplace, as in society, gays and lesbians are not yet recognized as a group that deserves benefi... View full abstract»

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  • Photo Essay : The Long and Winding Road

    Publication Year: 2005 , Page(s): 18 - 19
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  • Ian Caven: he had to be in pictures [image processing techniques]

    Publication Year: 2005 , Page(s): 24 - 25
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    Ian Caven works in research and development of image processing techniques for the movie industry at Lowry Digital Images Inc. He tackles unique problems with complete technical freedom; the results of his work are widely appreciated even if his name isn't known. View full abstract»

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  • Dream Jobs 2005

    Publication Year: 2005 , Page(s): 20 - 21
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  • Strange bedfellows [semiconductor technology]

    Publication Year: 2005 , Page(s): 14 - 15
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    Silicon is the stuff of memories and microprocessors. III-V semiconductors-compounds made of elements inhabiting the third and fifth columns of the periodic table, like gallium arsenide-are the stuff of high-frequency communications chips, LEDs, and solid-state lasers. But these two types of materials have never been able to live together on the same chip. Now, researchers in Europe have found tha... View full abstract»

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  • Bill Woodcock: on an internet odyssey

    Publication Year: 2005 , Page(s): 26 - 28
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    Bill Woodcock designs and installs Internet exchanges around the world. He works for Packet Clearing House everywhere, except Antarctica. He travels to remote and exotic corners of the world; solves technical challenges on the fly with a minimum of resources, making people's lives better. View full abstract»

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  • Ayanna Howard: robot wrangler

    Publication Year: 2005 , Page(s): 21 - 22
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    Ayanna Howard develops autonomous robots for NASAs jet propulsion laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. Her robots could end up exploring Mars and beyond. View full abstract»

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  • Spectral Lines: Natural Disaster and The Human Factor

    Publication Year: 2005 , Page(s): 8
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  • Victor Zagorodnov: Getting high on glaciers [drilling equipment]

    Publication Year: 2005 , Page(s): 23 - 24
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    Victor Zagorodnov designs lightweight and highly efficient ice-drilling equipment for use at very high altitudes. He works at Ohio State University's Byrd Polar Research Center, in Columbus, and "on the fly" on mountain peaks in South and North America, in the Himalayas, and on Mt. Kilimanjaro. As an engineer and scientist with the world's premier team of experts on tropical glaciers; helps advanc... View full abstract»

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  • The body shops

    Publication Year: 2005 , Page(s): 34 - 39
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    The latest breed of replacement organs is a combination of chip technology and living tissue. The current effort is focused on so-called biohybrid or bioartificial organs, which combine living cells with materials such as silicon and polymers. The hybrid organs get their structure from the inorganic material while relying on living tissue, grown from cadavers, animals, or, one day, from the patien... View full abstract»

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  • SSci/Tech Museums

    Publication Year: 2005 , Page(s): 55
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  • Tools & Toys: A Better Light Bulb?

    Publication Year: 2005 , Page(s): 49
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  • Progress

    Publication Year: 2005
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    Tongue diagnosis, glowing microchips, and stretchy circuits are all part of today's bleeding edge: Computers that perform tongue diagnosis, a traditional Chinese medicine technique; Chip testing using light emitted from a transistor that is proportional to leakage current and stretchable circuits. View full abstract»

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  • Forum

    Publication Year: 2005 , Page(s): 6
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  • Crash ABM Deployment

    Publication Year: 2005 , Page(s): 11
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  • U.S. Deploys Missile Defense System

    Publication Year: 2005 , Page(s): 10 - 13
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  • Open-source media [mobile multimedia software]

    Publication Year: 2005 , Page(s): 50 - 51
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    Multimedia is opening up a vast new frontier for software companies, thanks to the rapid growth of broadband connections to desktop computers and ever more capable cell-phones and wireless PDAs. RealNetworks is about to find out if its open-source gambit is going to pay off, as the first wave of Helix-powered hardware reaches the market. So far, only a handful of such devices have been released, i... View full abstract»

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  • Fritz Morgan: LEDs into gold

    Publication Year: 2005 , Page(s): 22 - 23
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    Fritz Morgen researches and designs LED-based lighting systems for theatrical, architectural, retail, and other clients for Color Kinetics Inc. in Boston. He works with top theatrical designers and architects all over the world to create novel lighting effects and one-of-a-kind installations. View full abstract»

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  • The Back Story: Russian Renaissance Man

    Publication Year: 2005 , Page(s): 5
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  • Keith Donovan: The tintinnabulator [clock and bell tower automation]

    Publication Year: 2005
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    Keith Donovan builds and installs electronics to automate clock and bell towers for Verdin Co. He works in Cincinnati and wherever else the company sends him building challenging, one-of-a-kind systems that are designed to make people feel good. View full abstract»

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  • Progress

    Publication Year: 2005 , Page(s): 52
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  • Technically Speaking: The iPod People

    Publication Year: 2005 , Page(s): 76
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  • Ossi Oikarinen: At the races [Formular one race cars]

    Publication Year: 2005
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    Ossi Oikarinen is an engineer for Formula 1 race cars with the Panasonic Toyota racing team. He gets to work on the most advanced race cars in the world, all over the world. View full abstract»

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  • Chip making's singular future

    Publication Year: 2005 , Page(s): 40 - 45
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    Making chips a single wafer at a time can reduce chip oversupply and help ensure sustainable growth in the semiconductor industry. View full abstract»

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  • IBM reclaims supercomputer lead

    Publication Year: 2005 , Page(s): 15 - 16
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    IBM reclaims supercomputer lead. IBM's Blue Gene/L , to be delivered this spring to the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Calif., took the top spot, with a performance of 70.72 teraflops (trillion floating-point operations per second). Silicon Graphics' Columbia, built for NASA and named after the space shuttle lost in 2003, came in second, at 51.87 teraflops. The... View full abstract»

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