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Issue 11 • Date Nov. 2005

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  • Networking know-how [online networking]

    Publication Year: 2005 , Page(s): 68 - 70
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    This paper discusses the latest trend in online job hunting and hiring, i.e. tapping social and professional networking sites. These sites typically allow you to post a profile, listing information about yourself as well as services and skills you have to offer. Reciprocal connections can also be made between the profiles of different users, allowing for friend-of-a-friend style introductions. The... View full abstract»

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  • Showing some class [educational assistance]

    Publication Year: 2005
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    This paper presents some important information that relate to the schools around the area was directly hit by typhoon Katrina. The paper provides data on the schools that were hardest hit, the schools that offered to take in displaced students, and the costs repair and reconstruction. It also discusses the plight of an estimated 4500 international students who fled the Gulf Coast to avoid Katrina,... View full abstract»

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  • Holiday Gifts

    Publication Year: 2005 , Page(s): 59 - 68
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  • Photo Essay: Rocket Man

    Publication Year: 2005 , Page(s): 22 - 23
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  • The Back Story: Brothers of Invention

    Publication Year: 2005 , Page(s): 7
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  • Total recall [life recording software]

    Publication Year: 2005 , Page(s): 24 - 30
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (1)
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    This paper describes a Microsoft research initiative that focuses on memory augmentation. The research is primarily based on the MyLifeBits Project of Microsoft researcher, Gordon Bell, who, for two years, collected real life data using sensors and a still camera, called SenseCam, with the aim of developing a improved means of information retrieval. With the MyLifeBits software, the SenseCam, and ... View full abstract»

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  • Forum

    Publication Year: 2005 , Page(s): 8
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  • Interface lift [user interface]

    Publication Year: 2005 , Page(s): 32 - 37
    Cited by:  Patents (1)
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    This paper discusses the advent of new types of user interfaces that are designed not just for office workers but for a wide variety of users with special needs. While the interface for documents, folders and menus that is familiar to computer users today was a huge breakthrough compared with the command-driven interface that preceded it, it is by no means the most efficient way of handling inform... View full abstract»

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  • The sky is falling [digital theaters]

    Publication Year: 2005
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    This paper discusses some recent developments that are expected to put digital cinema in the mainstream. The hurdles that have prevented widespread adoption of digital cinema have finally been addressed when Digital Cinema Initiatives LLC, recently finalized a standard for this technology. Walt Disney Co. and Dolby Laboratories Inc. have agreed to pay the bill for complete digital cinema systems a... View full abstract»

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  • Spectral Lines: Fly Guys

    Publication Year: 2005 , Page(s): 10
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  • Here comes the wallet phone [wireless credit card]

    Publication Year: 2005 , Page(s): 12 - 14
    Cited by:  Papers (2)  |  Patents (33)
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    This paper discusses NTT DoCoMo's latest offering, the wireless credit card. DoCoMo, Japan's largest cellphone system operator, is working with major travel and banking organizations to extend the reach of its e-wallet service. These wallet phones are equipped with a wireless smart card chip, called FeliCa, and can be used to make electronic purchases at stores or vending machines, act as boarding... View full abstract»

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  • How Europe missed the transistor

    Publication Year: 2005 , Page(s): 52 - 57
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    This paper relates how the invention of the transistor occurred twice and independently of each other. In late 1948, shortly after Bell Telephone Labs announced the invention of the transistor, surprising reports began coming in from Europe about how two physicists from the German radar program, claimed to have invented a strikingly similar semiconductor device, which they called the transistron. ... View full abstract»

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  • For love of money - malicious hacking takes an ominous turn

    Publication Year: 2005 , Page(s): 17 - 19
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    This paper discusses how programmers use the targeted Trojan horse attack to steal valuable confidential information via an email with a subject line or message containing language calculated to lure a particular recipient into opening the attachment. Because many antivirus programs recognize only threats that security experts have already seen and defined, unique Trojans go undetected as they ent... View full abstract»

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  • Fly like a fly [micro-air vehicle]

    Publication Year: 2005 , Page(s): 46 - 51
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    A team of scientists has built a fly-size flight simulator in an attempt to understand flight control from the perspective of the common housefly. Results so far have shown, and further tests are expected to confirm, that the fly uses a flight control paradigm that is completely different from that of a fighter jet. Whereas the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter takes a few measurements and then plugs them... View full abstract»

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  • Neptune rising [undersea observatory]

    Publication Year: 2005 , Page(s): 38 - 45
    Cited by:  Papers (6)
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    A research team from a consortium of Canadian and US universities and research laboratories has initiated a program called NEPTUNE (North-East Pacific Time-Series Underse Networked Experiments), which aims to literally wire about 200,000 square kilometers of ocean floor off the coasts of Oregon, Washington and British Columbia, using hundreds of sensors, cameras and instruments powered from shore ... View full abstract»

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  • No place to hide [radar devices]

    Publication Year: 2005 , Page(s): 20 - 21
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    This paper describes two innovative radar devices that can "see" through walls. These are Radar Vision built by Time Domain Corp. and the Prism 100 from Cambridge Consultants Ltd. Both rely on ultrawideband, a fairly new technology known mainly as a promising high-speed, low-power radio communications transmission technique. Both devices can detect the presence of inanimate objects through the wal... View full abstract»

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  • IEEE Spectrum - Nov. 2005

    Publication Year: 2005 , Page(s): 01
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  • Table of contents - Vol 42 No 11

    Publication Year: 2005 , Page(s): 1 - 3
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  • My new laptop [Reflections]

    Publication Year: 2005 , Page(s): 104
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