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Issue 8 • Date Aug. 1981

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  • [Advertisement]

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):1 - 2
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  • Contents

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  • Calendar

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  • Forum

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  • News from Washington

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s): 15
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  • Energy report

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s): 15
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  • Scanning the Institute

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s): 16
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  • Coming in Spectrum

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s): 16
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  • EEs' tools & toys

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s): 17
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  • What ever happened to Uncol?

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s): 18
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  • Technically speaking

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):19 - 20
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    This column is intended as a commentary on the current commotions in the English language, with particular emphasis on the usages of our own technical community. Because few who care about the language are neutral, it will probably be seen as a laudable effort, badly misinformed, stunningly correct, dead wrong, essential, or trivia! Comments, commendations, and condemnations will be accepted. Read... View full abstract»

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  • Spectral lines: Peer review reviewed

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s): 21
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    When editors of professional technical journals get together, they often discuss the peer review process. Most agree it is absolutely necessary, but never perfect. View full abstract»

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  • Communications: Getting set for direct-broadcast satellites: Three different technical approaches vie for FCC approval; here a generic system is examined

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):22 - 28
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    Discusses the three technical approaches to direct broadcast satellite television which are now vieing for approval by the USA Federal Communications Commission. The article examines also a generic system. View full abstract»

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  • Microprocessors: Design case history: Wang's word processor: A novel distributed-processing design enabled its creators to revolutionize text-handling systems

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):29 - 33
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    Describes a novel distributed processing design that enabled its creators to capture a large share of the available market for text handling systems. View full abstract»

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  • Aerospace: Shuttle firsts put to the test: After its near-perfect maiden flight, Columbia needs fine tuning for a trip that will highlight its remote arm and its first payload

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):34 - 39
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    Discusses the 50 deviations from expected performance from countdown to landing that occurred during the first flight of NASA's Shuttle and what action will be necessary to correct them in time for the first payload flight. View full abstract»

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  • Southern California Edison bets on energy alternatives

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):40 - 45
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    Describes a 10 MW solar thermal generating plant soon to come on stream and a 100 MW integrated coal gasification combined cycle power plant scheduled to start in late 1983. View full abstract»

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  • Careers: We look at ourselves: The researcher: Driven by the thrill of discovery, researchers seek to contribute to society and to enhance their images among peers

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):46 - 50
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    Presents a profile of the engineer engaged in electrotechnology research based on 20 interviews. A table of statistical data on the researchers interviewed is appended. View full abstract»

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  • Meeting preview: Wescon celebrates its 30th in San Francisco: Technical sessions will concentrate on ICs and the microprocessor and business sessions on how to cope in today's economy

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):51 - 53
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  • Awards: IEEE field, service, and prize paper award winners of 1981

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):54 - 55
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  • New and recent IEEE publications

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):56 - 57
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  • Meeting previews

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):58 - 63
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  • New product applications

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):64 - 65
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  • IEEE tables of contents for current and future publications

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):66 - 72
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  • Book reviews

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):73 - 79
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