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Issue 9 • 5 Oct. 1989

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  • New electronics for payment

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):339 - 342
    Cited by:  Papers (2)
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    Plastic cards are now commonplace in many countries as an adjunct to cash in transactions. The author discusses how far they will go to replacing cash and cheques. The author discusses coin handling and coin operated equipment and new coin recognition principles. The increase in the number of automatic teller machines, automation of cheque handling, and the increase in cards and card systems, part... View full abstract»

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  • A history of radar

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):343 - 349
    Cited by:  Papers (7)
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    The author briefly discusses the discovery of electromagnetism and how it was recognised as being capable of detecting metallic objects by reflection. The author then goes on to discuss the development of radar starting with the Daventry experiment in 1935. The author also discusses the development of pulse radar, microwave radar, surveillance radar and tracking radar. Airborne radar and radar cou... View full abstract»

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  • The VXI bus-an open standard for modulator instrumentation

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):327 - 330
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    Testing is an indispensable element in the production and operation of virtually all electronic assemblies and systems. The author discusses the problems of interconnecting test instruments and the subsequent development of the general purpose interface bus. The problems with this bus are discussed followed by a brief mention of the research into developing a common interface standard for modular ... View full abstract»

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  • Electrifying women-a solution to the skills shortage

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):333 - 336
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    The author discusses the problems of recruiting women into engineering courses. She then discusses some of the steps being taken to interest girls at school in engineering. These include giving girls a trial `hands-on' experience, broader engineering courses and retraining. The author refers to several organisations concerned with recruiting women into science and engineering. The author also disc... View full abstract»

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