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Issue 8 • Date 15 Sep 1988

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  • The long goodbye to Magnox

    Publication Year: 1988 , Page(s): 326 - 327
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    There are nine Magnox power stations in the UK. The economic life of these Magnox stations was originally planned to be 20 years, and although considerable effort has been put into extending this for as long as possible, it is now clear that the beginning of the end of the Magnox stations is at hand. Disposing of these stations will cost a great deal and may take a very long time. The author prese... View full abstract»

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  • Gallium arsenide-a new generation of integrated circuits

    Publication Year: 1988 , Page(s): 315 - 319
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    Since the early days of semiconductor technology, a number of different materials have been studied with a view to investigating phenomena that may lead to significant new devices and ICs. Of all the new materials, the one that has received most attention to date is gallium arsenide, together with some of its closely related binary, ternary and quaternary compounds. After silicon, gallium arsenide... View full abstract»

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  • Electricity in China-generation in the People's Republic

    Publication Year: 1988 , Page(s): 301 - 305
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    Before the establishment of the People's Republic, China was a semi-colonial, semi-feudal society plagued by foreign interventions and internal power struggles. It was against this background that the electrical industry went through its infancy. Today, the People's Republic of China is facing an acute energy shortage, posing a problem which must be quickly overcome if the country's rapid industri... View full abstract»

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  • Making software safer

    Publication Year: 1988 , Page(s): 321 - 324
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    Computer-based control systems represent both a major advance and a potential threat. The great advantage of the computer lies in its inherent speed, making possible the management of systems with a level of complexity far exceeding the capabilities of the human operator. The threat lies in the behaviour of the system in the event of a malfunction. Under these circumstances control will be lost; t... View full abstract»

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