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Issue 5 • Date September-October 2009

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  • IEEE Potentials - Front cover

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): c1
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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):1 - 2
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  • Think you can code? - IEEE Xtreme Programming Competition

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 3
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  • Editorial

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 4
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  • The way ahead

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 4
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  • Resurrection man [IEEE Student Branch profile]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):5 - 6
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    In the 16th century, a group of Franciscan monks seized a chance to communicate the inevitability of death and erected a chapel in which one could assume the proper mindset to contemplate one's own demise. It was with this goal in mind that the Capela dos Ossos (Chapel of Bones) was built in Evora, Portugal, displaying thousands of skulls and bones, as well as two full skeletal corpses, cemented i... View full abstract»

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  • A foundation for enhancing your IEEE involvement

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):7 - 8
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    As early as my sophomore year in college, I began receiving calls from my university alumni association soliciting donations. Earning my college degree seemed to make me an even bigger target for charitable solicitations from various organizations. There are so many worthy organizations, and it's great to help our universities prepare for future generations of graduates, but students and young pro... View full abstract»

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  • Averting the next disaster

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 9
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  • Mitigation of asteroid impact threats

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):10 - 13
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    Although large asteroids and comets have impacted the Earth in the past, we do not want large ones to impact us in the future. Can we prevent this from happening? A considerable amount of work continues to be done in detecting asteroids that may pass near the Earth, but solving the engineering problem of how to actually conduct a mission to deflect an asteroid is still in its infancy. Of the many ... View full abstract»

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  • Catching the wave: real-time tsunami warning systems

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):14 - 17
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    People all over the world witnessed the fear of a tsunami following the Indian Ocean earthquake that struck on 26 December 2004. Many people may have learned the word and the phenomenon of a tsunami for the first time from this catastrophe. The word "tsunami" (meaning "harbor wave") comes from the Japanese language, and Japan has suffered considerable damage from such natural disasters. Therefore,... View full abstract»

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  • Integrated space technology monitoring of mosquitoes and malaria epidemics

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):18 - 23
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    Transmitted by the Anopheles mosquito, malaria is the world's most deadly vector borne disease. Mortality, currently estimated at over 1 million people per year, is rising. Epidemics account for up to 25% of the disease burden, and these too are increasing. This global resurgence in both incidence of epidemics and their mortality has been attributed to several factors: drug-resistant parasi... View full abstract»

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  • Cascading failures in power grids

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):24 - 30
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    Power grids are complex dynamical systems, and because of this complexity it is unlikely that we will completely eliminate blackouts. However, there are things that can be done to reduce the average size and cost of these blackouts. In this article we described two strategies that hold substantial promise for reducing the size and cost of blackouts. Both "reciprocal altruism" and "survivability" r... View full abstract»

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  • Beware of the birds

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):31 - 35
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    The article gives an overview on the issue of bird-aircraft strikes (birdstrikes) disasters on airfields. The author gives the analysis on the impact force exerted on the plane in a birdstrike. The article sites measures that was undertaken by airfields in preventing this natural disaster. It also presents the potential of radar technology to manage this birdstrike risk in airports. View full abstract»

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  • Dating volcanic eruptions with tree-ring chemistry

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):36 - 44
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    Dendrochemical analyses of absolutely dated, overlapping sequences of tree rings allow identification of temporally conscribed, volcanically influenced periods of environmental change. Dendrochemistry, or the study of tree-ring elemental composition, is a promising new technique for reconstructing climate/environmental history at annual resolution. In particular, dendrochemistry may be useful for ... View full abstract»

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  • Gamesman solutions

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 45
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  • 2009 Student Activities Committee e-mail addresses

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 47
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  • Gamesman problems

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 48
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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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