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Issue 2 • Feb. 1976

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  • [Advertisement]

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):1 - 2
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  • Contents

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s): 1
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    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):2 - 5
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  • Meetings

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):6 - 13
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  • Calendar

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):14 - 19
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  • Focal points: A review of current developments

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s): 20
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    As part of a cooperative program between the College of Engineering at Colorado State University and the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Peshawar in Pakistan, an effort is being made to build up the library at Peshawar with a more complete collection relating to the various aspects of electrical, civil, mechanical, agricultural, and mining engineering. Publications on supporting subjec... View full abstract»

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  • News from Washington

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s): 21
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  • Energy report

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s): 22
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  • Inside IEEE

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):23 - 25
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  • Forum

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):26 - 32
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  • Spectral lines: The closed-loop society

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s): 33
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    Not so many years ago, the forecasts of the great majority of those in the business of telling society where it might expect to find itself five, ten, and more years hence were based largely on trend extrapolation. There was good reason for this. First, World War II had left the industrialized nations with clear-cut needs. Winners and losers alike were in dire need of many basic, material necessit... View full abstract»

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  • Technology forecasting-TV look-ahead

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):34 - 40
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    With domestic colour TV sales nearing saturation, the pressure is on for receiver manufacturers to develop a brand-new market for home TV systems. The possibilities here include (but are not limited to) video disks, large flat-screen displays, higher-resolution TV (more scanning lines), and narrowband transmission allowing many more channels than are presently available. View full abstract»

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  • Innovation: The marriage that almost was: Western Union has always been ridiculed for rejecting the telephone. But what actually happened wasn't so ridiculous after all

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):41 - 53
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    The birth of the telephone ¿ one hundred years ago this month ¿ is a fascinating story of the genius and persistence of one man. In addition, it is an instructive demonstration of how an industrial giant, in this case the Western Union Telegraph Co., can miss its chance to foster an industry-creating breakthrough ¿ something that has happened again and again in electronics and other fields. View full abstract»

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  • How Bell pinches power: Both design and good fortune play a role in conserving electricity, gasoline, and building fuels for the Bell System

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):54 - 58
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    A comprehensive energy-conservation program by Bell System is developed that is designed neither to impair telecommunications services nor to affect negatively employee welfare and morale. This program covers the following major areas: electric power for the operation of switching and transmission equipment for the US nationwide telecommunications network; electric power and fuel for building syst... View full abstract»

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  • Communications-The co-op in the sky

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):59 - 65
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    After a decade of experimentation, satellite communication systems for public service uses are on the threshold of `hard' application. Three projects have or are about to demonstrate the feasibility of public service telecommunications systems. View full abstract»

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  • Satellites-Europe's `NASA' gets off the ground

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):66 - 70
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    Outlines the ESA's European Space Agency facilities and staff for fulfilling its charge as well as a discussion of its ongoing satellite programs. View full abstract»

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  • Industry applications: Electronics prints this magazine: Spectrum exploits computers, photographic processing, and electronic equipment to produce each month's copy

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):71 - 75
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    From the technical expert's mind to the pages of IEEE Spectrum, the information we publish moves through a complex sequence of transformations, most of which are guided and carried out by the members of our editorial staff. However, once an edited and reviewed manuscript has found its way to the printer, computers and electronic equipment take on the central role of converting it into typeset colu... View full abstract»

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  • Transportation: Transpo head speaks out: The new Secretary of Transportation addresses major issues affecting U.S. surface and air mobility

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):76 - 79
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    Last January, President Ford nominated William T. Coleman, a prominent Philadelphia attorney, to be the fourth Secretary of Transportation since the establishment of the Department of Transportation (DOT) in 1967 ¿ and the second Black ever to hold Cabinet rank in U.S. history. View full abstract»

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  • New product applications

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):80 - 83
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  • Spectrum's hardware review

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s): 84
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  • News from industry

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s): 85
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  • News from region 1

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s): 86
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  • Applications literature

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s): 87
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  • Scanning the issues

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s): 88
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  • IEEE tables of contents for current and future publications

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):89 - 93
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