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Issue 5 • Date September-October 2008

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  • Front cover - IEEE Potentials - Sept.-Oct. 2008

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  • Table of contents - Vol 27 No 5

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  • Masthead

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  • Editorial

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  • The way ahead

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  • Change the World Competition

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  • IEEE Gold Humanitarian Workshop 2008

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  • A pearl of wisdom

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):6 - 8
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    Eight years ago, a scant four active members founded the Alexandria University Student Branch (SB) in Egypt. Their modest goal back in 2000 was to start on-campus technical workshops and mini-courses, focusing on electronic circuits, as means of providing the necessary hands-on experience to fulfill a dearth of lab work in their college courses. In other words, bring the IEEE SB polish to the city... View full abstract»

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  • IT checkup: change control

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):9 - 10
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    How many times have you come to work to discover an outage of a key production system caused by maintenance activities by your information technology (IT) group? The worst part is-you may have learned this from users after being cornered in the elevator. Questioning area-specific managers yields no results, as they find themselves in the same information vacuum. Finally, you track down somebody wh... View full abstract»

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  • Where technology intersects with marketing

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):11 - 12
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    In today's world, technology and business professionals have to collaborate to create success in the marketplace for their organizations. Gone are the days when the technology department of an organization creates new products and throws them over the fence for sales and marketing to sell. Today, engineers, salespeople, and marketers are in a cross-functional team from the earliest stages of produ... View full abstract»

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  • What value did broadband create?

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):13 - 16
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    The author analyses the economic values created by the increasing use of broadband in the USA. The paper also shows the proper calculation for dial-up and broadband revenues and illustrated that there is more economic values created in broadband than it is shown in the standard government statistics. View full abstract»

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  • My first job: combining theory and practice

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):17 - 19
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    I consider myself an applied physicist who practices his profession primarily by working in the field of electrical/electronic engineering, hence my association with the IEEE as both a 53-year member and past president of the organization. I obtained my undergraduate degree, B.A.Sc., from the University of Toronto (U of T). While attending the U of T, the school calendar permitted an approximately... View full abstract»

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  • A versatile hierarchical mesh for subdivision surfaces

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):20 - 25
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    Most of the needs that occur in applications using subdivision surfaces are covered by our hierarchical mesh data structure. We tested the proposed data structure in some implementations for adaptive visualizations where a highly efficient data structure is essential. Primarily, this means our mesh must support a fast hierarchical refinement of the object with a fast access to the vertices in the ... View full abstract»

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  • Using dialogical argument as an interface to complex debates

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    Over the last two decades, many online argumentation systems have been developed that support humans in arguing with one another on specific topics. Many of these have been studies in the academic laboratory, though a few of the larger-scale projects have been used in the wild. More recently, spurred perhaps by high-visibility arguments with strong, explicit argumentative structure such as the Ira... View full abstract»

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  • Human behavior on the internet

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):31 - 33
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    My interest in human behavior on the Internet was stimulated while observing my friends surf the World Wide Web. I began to wonder how people act online and what goes on in their mind. I wanted to see if there are people who show signs of normal or addictive behavior and how it differs from more general Internet behavior. There is a wealth of issues regarding the Internet, including safety, securi... View full abstract»

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  • Hydrodynamic interactions in granular media

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):34 - 36
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    Sand is just one example of a much larger family of granular materials that affects our lives constantly. Granular materials play an important part in today's industries, including mining, agriculture, construction, and pharmaceutical manufacturing. The scientific understanding of how avalanches, landslides, and erosion occur could help us develop ways to detect their occurrence. Granular material... View full abstract»

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  • Noise-based electronic refrigerators-how practical?

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):37 - 39
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    Electronic-based refrigerators constitute one class of electrical elements that often work based on the principles of thermoelectric effects. These devices, which are much quieter than their compressor-based counterparts, are gradually gaining more popularity and are sometimes considered replacement candidates for today's compressor-based refrigerators. Over the past few decades, several books and... View full abstract»

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  • The conference low-down

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 40
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    The 23rd annual ICT conference and exhibition "Infotech 2008" was held from 2-5 June 2008, in Vrnjacka Banja, which is also called "the queen of spa tourism" in Serbia. Infotech is a wellknown vendor-driven event that also accommodates author works including paper presentations and tutorials. Along with its tradition of inviting domestic engineering and computer sciences students who expect their ... View full abstract»

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  • Gamesman solutions

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 41
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  • The next STEP

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):42 - 43
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  • IEEE Potentials - Call for Papers

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 44
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  • Gamesman problems

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  • 2008 Student Activities Committee e-mail addresses

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IEEE Potentials is the magazine dedicated to undergraduate and graduate students and young professionals.

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Sachin Seth
Texas Instruments
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