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Issue 1 • Date Jan. 1977

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  • Contents

    Publication Year: 1977 , Page(s): 1
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  • [Advertisement]

    Publication Year: 1977 , Page(s): 2 - 7
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  • Meetings

    Publication Year: 1977 , Page(s): 8 - 10
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  • Calendar

    Publication Year: 1977 , Page(s): 11 - 12
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  • Forum

    Publication Year: 1977 , Page(s): 13 - 20
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  • News from Washington

    Publication Year: 1977 , Page(s): 21
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  • Energy report

    Publication Year: 1977 , Page(s): 22
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  • Guide for authors

    Publication Year: 1977 , Page(s): 23 - 24
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  • Inside IEEE

    Publication Year: 1977 , Page(s): 25 - 32
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    With representative frank thompson (D-N.J.), chairman of the house subcommittee on labor management relations, expected to reintroduce a bill in the first days of the 95th session of the Congress that would attempt to protect professional employees, including engineers, under the terms of the service contract act of 1965 (Spectrum, Nov. 1976, p. 62), IEEE's U.S. activities board is struggling to line up support for such legislation from professional and industry groups. View full abstract»

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  • The engineer at large

    Publication Year: 1977 , Page(s): 33 - 34
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  • Spectral lines: The bankers vs. technology

    Publication Year: 1977 , Page(s): 35
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    More than a year ago, one of the largest commercial banks in the U.S. installed what it labeled a ¿Convenience Center¿ in New York City's Grand Central Terminal. On weekdays, the center opened early and closed late, one objective being to permit dashing commuters to engage in simple banking transactions (deposits and withdrawals) before and after regular business hours. To accomplish this, the center was equipped with one automatic deposit machine (¿Instaposit¿) and three identical automatic cash-delivery machines. The deposit machine was designed to accept cash or checks in a sealed envelope and return a dated receipt to the customer, while simultaneously depositing the envelope in a locked box. The cash machines were designed to respond to the customer's keyboard request for an envelopeful of cash. The customer simply inserted a magstripe plastic card and entered his personal code number, which was communicated to a central data bank containing the customer's account status. If cleared to make a withdrawal, the customer then punched in a request for $25, $50, $75, or $100, and the machine disbursed the appropriate number of envelopes, each containing two tens and a five. View full abstract»

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  • Technology '77

    Publication Year: 1977 , Page(s): 36 - 37
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    It is difficult to single out one ¿development of distinction¿ that, by itself, is representative of the multitudinous accomplishments of the EE profession. However, the following three recent benchmark events are illustrative of EEs' diverse roles. View full abstract»

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  • Computers: All pervasive: Hardware and software progress is steady; Applications continue to expand

    Publication Year: 1977 , Page(s): 38 - 42
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    Hardware and software progress is steady; applications continue to expand. View full abstract»

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  • Communications and microwave technology: In hardware, it's fiber optics and digital radios; in ¿software,¿ AT&T and FCC trade parries

    Publication Year: 1977 , Page(s): 43 - 47
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  • Solid-state devices: The traditional bipolar vs. MOS battle lines are blurring

    Publication Year: 1977 , Page(s): 48 - 53
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    The traditional bipolar vs. MOS battle lines are blurring. View full abstract»

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  • Instrumentation: More bang for the buck: Test gear exploits complex integrated circuits to do more, faster

    Publication Year: 1977 , Page(s): 54 - 57
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    The use of large scale integrated circuits for measuring instruments especially the capacitance measurement is shown. View full abstract»

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  • Electronics takes control in manufacturing: Computer numerical control excels, lasers invade, and energy is saved

    Publication Year: 1977 , Page(s): 58 - 61
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    Energy conservation has become a watchword in industrial electronics ¿ a sector of electronics that has been undergoing a quiet evolution rather than a revolution marked by dramatic breakthroughs. Thus, during the past year, attention has centered on new systems and components aimed at reducing energy consumption, increasing efficiency, and simplifying plant operations. View full abstract»

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  • Power/energy: High marks for technology: But the generation gap continues as little progress is made toward energy ¿Independence Day¿ for the U.S.

    Publication Year: 1977 , Page(s): 62 - 65
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    Discussion on use of nuclear power generation and its reliability by National Electric Reliability Council of USA is given. View full abstract»

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  • More fun for the consumer: CB explodes and home video games capture the consumer's fancy

    Publication Year: 1977 , Page(s): 66 - 69
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    Consumers, always eager for something new, useful, or just plain fun, were served a double helping of technical treats over the past 12 months. Erupting from a highway subculture, citizens band radio became such a hot item during 1976 that on January 1, 1978, the old 23-channel service was broadened to 40 channels in an attempt to alleviate congestion and mutual interference. A second, but no less significant, sensation was the home video game that rang up heavy sales during the 1976 preholiday season, with the promise that even more imaginative, challenging games will be marketed during 1977. View full abstract»

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  • Transportation: Some good news: Swedish electric locomotives haul ¿Amfleet¿ cars into Penn Station; Dulles is Concorde's U.S. home away from home

    Publication Year: 1977 , Page(s): 70 - 73
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    An international survey on transportation is given. View full abstract»

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  • Military and aerospace: Radars see better; Vikings soar, roost, test, and tell

    Publication Year: 1977 , Page(s): 74 - 77
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    Radar technology, especially, made giant strides forward in 1976. For example, the application of the latest components and circuit techniques make possible radars that are virtually immune to false return signals due to ground and rain echoes-the bane of all previous radars. And they can now track targets maneuvering in ways that used to `blind' earlier versions. Radar technique development is given. View full abstract»

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  • Electronics in medicine: A mixed blessing: Technology does lots more, but at a price

    Publication Year: 1977 , Page(s): 78 - 81
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    Application of electronic technology in medicine and its cost are analysed. View full abstract»

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  • Technology and society: Indonesia is ¿wired,¿ while U.S. public interest groups ¿monitor¿ nuclear technology

    Publication Year: 1977 , Page(s): 82 - 86
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    At the interface between technology and society, controversy has come to be expected, but this need not be the case. During 1976, Indonesia ¿ the fifth largest country in the world ¿ bought a communications system. With it, more than 100 million people for whom even telephones have been a rarity were given access not only to telephony, but also to radio and television ¿ and, in turn, to educational and health-care services never before available, particularly in remote areas. View full abstract»

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  • News from industry

    Publication Year: 1977 , Page(s): 87
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  • News from the regions

    Publication Year: 1977 , Page(s): 88
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