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Issue 3 • 19 March 1992

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  • MAN about town

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):91 - 95
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    Data networks are fast outgrowing the limitations of existing local area networks standards, creating the demand for an efficient means of connecting data networks over the public telecommunications network. Here, the author shows how, by extending the technology of the local area network from the private to the public domain, metropolitan area networks (MANs) are transforming the capabilities of ... View full abstract»

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  • The Global Positioning System

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):99 - 102
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    For thousands of years people have navigated by looking to the sky. Today, using satellites rather than stars, a handheld unit can display its exact position regardless of the time of day or the amount of cloud cover. Such a change has not happened overnight, of course, but over a matter of decades as electronic navigation has matured, culminating today in the Global Positioning System (GPS): a se... View full abstract»

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  • Beating the transistor-developments in UHF tube technology

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):107 - 110
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    Three decades ago, the development of the transistor threatened to relegate radio valves to the museums. But tube technology, against most expectations, has had no difficulty in staying ahead of the upstart science of solid-state electronics. The author presents a history of tube development from 1908 to the present day. Modern UHF broadcasting equipment, suitable for the application of such tube ... View full abstract»

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  • A sleeping giant? Electronics in India

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):113 - 116
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    Electronics is important to every country-a `sunrise' industry, with great potential for growth. In a developing country such as India, however, it is doubly important, as it contributes at once to both national wealth and modernity. Here, the author describes how, after decades of striving for modernisation locked away from the developed world, India has changed direction. Now it threatens to eme... View full abstract»

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  • Coming out of the cold [cogeneration]

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):117 - 120
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    Combined heat and power (CHP) today is an appreciable contributor to electrical power in the UK, with some 500 schemes in operation generating at least 2% of electricity needs. However, throughout the 1970s and 80s, circumstances conspired to hold back the growth of combined heat and power in the UK. Here, the author describes how the picture is now changing, promising a bright new generation of s... View full abstract»

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