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Issue 10 • Date 17 Oct. 1991

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  • Electric regeneration

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):331 - 334
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    Electricity is often featured in the media for its role in causing pollution: acid rain and the greenhouse effect are two side effects of power generation. However, electricity plays a vital role in the treatment of many liquid and gaseous effluents and in new techniques that are being developed to recycle wastes and recover valuable resources from them. The author concludes that electricity can s... View full abstract»

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  • Electrostatics-fields of interest

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):335 - 338
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    Electrostatic phenomena have long been established in a vast range of industrial and commercial systems and processes. There are many applications and many hazards for the unwary. The author looks at applications including the cleaning of supertankers and the filling of large silos.<> View full abstract»

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  • Niagara-falling for power

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):339 - 342
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    The Nigara river, although only 56 km long, is now one of the world's major sources of hydroelectric power. Today, the river is the driving force for 2280 MW from a number of plants on the Canadian side and 2190 MW on the US side. The author describes the hydroelectric power stations, past and present, that get their power from this river.<> View full abstract»

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  • Joining electronics with Olives-short-distance optical interconnects

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):347 - 350
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (477 KB)

    Optical fibres are rarely used to communicate over distances of 10 m or less because of higher costs and architectural changes that would be required. A project called Olives (optical interconnects for VLSI and electronic systems) has been devised to develop the optical components for optical interconnections over distances between 10 mm and 10 m. The author describes recent developments in Olives... View full abstract»

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  • The EC software directive-a fair balance?

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):351 - 353
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    On 14th May 1991, the EC's Council finally adopted a directive for copyright protection of software. The aim of the directive is to provide a workable balance between the interests of the software industry and users' demands for interoperable systems. The author looks at the many arguments for and against the software directive.<> View full abstract»

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  • Packet power-B-ISDN and the asynchronous transfer mode

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):357 - 360
    Cited by:  Patents (1)
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    The vast expense of installing a new infrastructure for the ISDN has now been accepted. The new type of network should be able to carry not only existing services of voice communication, but also those that might be needed well into the future such as data, facsimile and pictures. The authors discuss the use of the broadband ISDN with the asynchronous transfer mode based on fast packet switching.<... View full abstract»

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