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Issue 7 • Date July 1993

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  • Running out of resources

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):43 - 45
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    It is argued that as economic challenges confront the entire world, the IEEE has a unique opportunity to help on both local and global levels. The depletion of resources, in particular, is targeted. The potential role of technology and of the IEEE is discussed.<> View full abstract»

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  • Working with neural networks

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):46 - 53
    Cited by:  Papers (21)  |  Patents (10)
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    As explanation of how neural networks operate is given. Programming of neural networks and regular computers is compared. Matching a neural network to an application is discussed. Designing and training a neural network is examined.<> View full abstract»

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  • The Calstart consortium (electric vehicle industry)

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):54 - 57
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    The author describes the attempt by a private consortium called Calstart to create an electric vehicle industry that it hopes will utilize the engineers and other specialists idled by the aerospace industry's eight-year decline. Calstart hopes to succeed by taking advantage of a factor that is usually cited as a weakness of California's economy-the state's stringent environmental regulations. The ... View full abstract»

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  • Environment-modeling the world's climate

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):33 - 37, 40-42
    Cited by:  Patents (3)
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    The use of supercomputers to model climate is considered. Numerical simulations based on general circulation models are being used to project variations in climate. This history of this effort and the types of computer on which the simulations are run are discussed. Weather, global warming, and ozone studies are examined View full abstract»

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  • Environment-dealing with the data deluge

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):28 - 32, 42
    Cited by:  Papers (11)  |  Patents (3)
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    The problem of making a flood of remote sensing data readily accessible to a growing international community of global-change researchers and policy makers is discussed. The ambitious data and information system being built by the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), with assistance from other agencies, is described. Called the Earth Observing System Data and Information System... View full abstract»

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  • Environment-sensing climate change

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):20 - 27, 42
    Cited by:  Papers (2)  |  Patents (2)
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    The growing international effort to monitor what progress is doing to the planet is examined. The top priority has been identified as a broad one encompassing the climatic effects of clouds, water vapor, precipitation, and solar radiation. The infrared, optical, and microwave sensors that will be used are discussed, focusing on the information that will be obtained in each region of the spectrum. ... View full abstract»

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