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IEE Review

Issue 2 • Date 18 March 1993

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  • Depth of vision-3-D TV

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):61 - 64
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    Three-dimensional television (3D TV) outperforms conventional TV for many applications. Its growth has been slower than many predicted, but current technology advances could make 3D TV much more common in the near future. The author looks at how the picture is displayed, the cameras that are used, applications for 3D TV, and recent advances.<> View full abstract»

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  • Telecom glen-online to the world

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):69 - 73
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    The Highlands and Islands of Scotland represent about one-sixth of the land mass of Britain, but are inhabited by less than 1% of the British population. Industry struggles but the introduction of a modern telecommunications infrastructure is helping to revitalise the economy. The area is at present the only European rural area to have a supply-led advanced telecoms network, up to full ISDN standa... View full abstract»

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  • A measure of excellence-research assessment in universities

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):75 - 78
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    The Universities Funding Council in Britain recently published a new assessment giving quality ratings in the range 1-5 for research at each university department. This exercise is expected to have a direct effect on earnings and thus attracts great interest. The author explains the workings of the process of allocating grades and notes some lessons that can perhaps be drawn from the exercise.< View full abstract»

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  • A moveable feast-the TDF route to portable software

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):79 - 82
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    Independent software vendors are looking to increase profitability with better software portability. At present vendors can distribute a single, ready compiled (shrink-wrapped) version of an application, confident that it will run on any true PC-compatible from any manufacturer. The use of a compiler intermediate language called TDF should help towards the goal of shrink-wrapped software in the he... View full abstract»

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  • Running smoothly-making motors more efficient

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):89 - 91
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    For a variety of reasons almost none of the motors used in UK industry are working as efficiently as they could. The author looks at the most common ways of reducing this waste of energy and therefore reducing costs.<> View full abstract»

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