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Technology and Society Magazine, IEEE

Issue 3 • Date Fall 2008

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  • Front cover - IEEE Technology and Society Magazine

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): C1
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  • Scope of the Sociey on Social Implications of Technology

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): C2
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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 1 - 2
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  • Call for Papers - Volunteerism and Humanitarian Engineering - Part 1

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 3
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  • President's Message

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 4
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  • Former IEEE SSIT President Brian M. O'Connell Dies at 47 [In Memoriam]

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 5
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  • Hit Me! [Editorial]

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 6
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  • Letter: IEEE has shown disregard towards proactive ethics activities

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 7 - 55
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  • Book reviews [reviews of The Digital Sublime: Myth Power and Cyberspace (Mosco, V.; 2004) and Power, Speed, and Form: Engineers and the Making of the Twentieth Century (Billington, D.P. and Billington, D.P., Jr.; 2006)]

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 8 - 55
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  • Chronic disease, homeland security, and sailing to where there be dragons [Guest editor's introduction]

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 10 - 12
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  • Rationalizing the cold war home front

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 13 - 18
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    This paper deals with the impact of radioactive fallout of atmospheric testing in Nevada test site. The U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (AEC), sent representatives to areas potentially affected by fallout to instruct and reassure the affected public. These are the radiation monitors. However, the discourse used by these radiation monitors miscommunicated the concept of safety. Radiation exposure and... View full abstract»

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  • Risk Assessment: Perchlorate as a National Security Threat

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 19 - 24
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    Sources of drinking water have been contaminated by military-related activity for decades, but such environmental pollution has not been recognized as a security threat in its own right. The case of perchlorate in the United States demonstrates the reflexive nature of environmental security risks, as well as the inconsistent burdens of proof required for responses to uncertain threats. A known end... View full abstract»

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  • From Calamity Mesa to Boyertown, PA: Risk, radon, and regulation in cold war America

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 25 - 31
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    In the boom uranium mining industry in the American Southwest during the postwar 1940s and 1950s, the first casualty was occupational safety. That lapse engendered a harsh legacy: roughly fifty percent of the miners developed lung cancer over the next ten to twenty years, an outcome to which their excessive exposure to the decay products of radon gas emitted by the uranium ore may have contributed... View full abstract»

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  • Maintenance and transformation in the U.S. nuclear weapons complex

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 32 - 38
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    With the end of "Cold War" the U.S. nuclear weapon design laboratories has new work to do and their budgets remained intact. The paper discusses the different programs and proposals regarding the maintenance and transformation in the U.S. nuclear weapons. View full abstract»

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  • Geographic factors complicating hazard responses on small islands

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 39 - 47
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    Small islands, such as those found in the Pacific, experience the impacts of their relatively unique geographic profiles in relation to hazards and vulnerability in at least four ways: 1) perception and communication; 2) impact; 3) technology; and 4) socio-environmental justice. Analysis in these four areas highlights distinct ways in which hazards and vulnerability should be conceptualized in the... View full abstract»

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  • Call for Papers: 2009 IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 56
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Aims & Scope

The following topics describe the scope of IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology (IEEE SSIT) and of IEEE Technology and Society Magazine : Health and safety implications of technology, Engineering ethics and professional responsibility, Engineering education in social implications of technology, History of electrotechnology, Technical expertise and public policy, Social issues related to energy, Social issues related to information technology, Social issues related to telecommunications, Systems analysis in public policy decisions, Economic issues related to technology, Peace technology, and Environmental implications of technology. Beyond these specific topics, IEEE Technology and Society Magazine  is concerned with the broad area of the social implications of technology, especially electrotechnology.

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Editor-in-Chief
Katina Michael
School of Information Systems and Technology
University of Wollongong