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Issue 8 • Date Aug. 1983

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  • [Advertisement]

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):1 - 3
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    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s): 2
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  • Contents

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s): 3
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    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):4 - 7
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  • Forum

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):8 - 11
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  • Speakout

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):12 - 13
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  • Book reviews

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):14 - 17
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  • The engineer at large

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):18 - 19
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  • Continuum

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):20 - 23
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  • Program notes [reports of new computer programs]

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):24 - 30
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  • Spectral lines: What's wrong with this picture?

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s): 31
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    When we were kids, the puzzle page of the Sunday papers had a drawing containing, say, 20 erroneous or impossible items. In a reasonable length of time most of us could find all 20, and maybe even one or two more that the artist hadn't intended. Those puzzles came vividly to mind the other day when the newspapers ran a drawing of the support technique for the collapsed bridge in Mianus, Conn. Woul... View full abstract»

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  • Computers: Magnetic disks: Storage densities on the rise: New materials and new techniques, such as vertical and magnetooptical recording, are driving down costs per stored bit

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):32 - 38
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    Discusses how new materials and new techniques, such as vertical and magnetooptical recording, are driving down costs per stored bit. View full abstract»

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  • Oomputers: Expert systems: Limited but powerful: Using a collection of facts, rules of thumb, and methods of applying those rules and making inferences, a new type of computer system is emerging

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):39 - 45
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    Using a collection of facts, rules of thumb, and methods of applying those rules and making inferences, a new type of computer system is emerging: the expert system. View full abstract»

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  • Coming: 12600 megawatts at Itaipu Island

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):46 - 52
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    Describes the design and construction of the world's largest hydroelectric power station at Itaipu Island in South America. View full abstract»

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  • Govermnent: Keyworth at mid-term: An exclusive report from Presidential Science Advisor George A. Keyworth II on technology policy in the Reagan administration

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):53 - 59
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    When George A. Keyworth II was appointed science advisor to the President two years ago. scientists and engineers in the United States, while not knowing much about Dr. Keyworth, were gratified that the post of science advisor would not be left empty in the new administration. That initial gratification may have since been forgotten. What some scientists and engineers are beginning to realize is t... View full abstract»

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  • EE heroes and happenings: A philatelic review: The impending issuance of four new stamps prompts a retrospective look at electrotechnology from the philatelist's viewpoint

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):60 - 69
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    Innumerable engineers and scientists have combined their professional interests and a fascinating hobby into a unified educational pastime. They collect stamps that are related to science and technology. Some of us have narrowed that collecting interest into a more specific area, such as telecommunications or power engineering. Others have broadened it to include mathematics, biology, medicine, an... View full abstract»

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  • Technology and the military: DOD's Darpa at 25

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):70 - 73
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    When, last March 22, President Reagan called for a stepped-up effort to develop advanced weapons to defend against nuclear missiles, he was talking about programs the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa) was pursuing. Two weeks later, when the Department of Defense disclosed a new attempt to build an advanced supercomputer to match a government-backed program in Japan, the spotlight w... View full abstract»

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  • Awards/83

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):74 - 75
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  • EEs' tools & toys

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):76 - 80
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  • Calendar

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):81 - 83
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  • Papers are invited

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):84 - 85
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  • IEEE tables of contents

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):86 - 88
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  • New and recent IEEE publications

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):89 - 97
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  • Scanning the Institute

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s): 98
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  • Coming in Spectrum

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s): 98
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