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Issue 27 • Date Sept. 1979

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  • Contents

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s): 1
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  • Nuclear power and some lessons of TMI

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):1 - 2
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    The energy debate has healed up and there appears little likelihood of its cooling for a long tinte to come. The nuclear future — so confidently advanced by its proponents for the last two decades — has been dashed on the shoals of Three Mile Island (TMI). View full abstract»

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  • The experimental nature of engineering and it's implications for management

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):3 - 5
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    We live in a world in which little appears to be stable but the very presence of change itself. Engineers must invariably be counted among the agents of change, if only because the size and complexity of their projects or the sheer number of products manufactured affect our natural and social ecosystems. Engineers have the particular talent of accomplishing a task with only partial knowledge of na... View full abstract»

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  • "Cogeneration" solar power system

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s): 6
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    Texas Instruments (TI) has been working under a Department of Energy (DOE) contract to develop a solar electric power system suitable for both home and commercial use, and has achieved a working system that converts sunlight to electricity with an efficiency of seven percent. Ten percent seems to be within reach, but the design goal is 13 percent. View full abstract»

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  • New dimensions of appropriate technology

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s): 6
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    A two-day symposium, 10–11 November 1979, sponsored by the International Association for the Advancement of Appropriate Technology for Developing Countries (1AAATDC) will be held at MIT. There will be papers and reports by people engaged in the definition, development, transfer, or use of appropriate technology in the following general areas. View full abstract»

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  • Limits of model-based prediction of socioeconomic system behavior

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):7 - 11
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    The use of mathematical and computer-implemented models for study of socioeconomic system dynamics has become increasingly popular in recent years. In their enthusiasm for these methods, many investigators have ignored, or seriously underestimated, certain intricate technical problems which place stringent limitations on the validity of model-based predictions. This article is intended to provide ... View full abstract»

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  • To the editor

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):11 - 12
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    Hereinafter are my thoughts with respect to your article. It is hoped that you will review these comments thoughtfully and 1 would appreciate your reaction to them as well as the members of your committee. View full abstract»

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  • Editor's response

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):12 - 13
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    Mr. Fellenzer incorrectly ascribes the contents of the editorial in question to the “IEEE, through your committee” and is incorrect in his assumption that “you claim to speak for the IEEE.” He apparently failed to note the statement carried in each issue that “The views and statements published in TECHNOLOGY and SOCIETY are those of the respective authors and not... View full abstract»

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  • Energy future — Report of the energy project at the Harvard business school

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):14 - 16
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    Given the steady stream of analyses of the “energy crisis” and the debates that they regularly inspire, it is becoming as important to observe who is speaking as what is being said. The present bold volume merits wide attention on both counts. Capping a six-year study of all major aspects of U.S. energy policy, this report gives a comprehensive diagnosis of our energy ills as well as... View full abstract»

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  • Unvested employees introduced in Senate

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):17 - 18
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    Proposed Federal legislation in the area of pension reform, which culminates several years of intensive legislative effort by IEEE, has been introduced in the Senate by Alan Cranston (D-CA), Senate Majority Whip. The proposed legislation is designed to provide retirement income to individuals in highly mobile professions who may never vest in an employer-sponsored plan. View full abstract»

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  • Book reviewers wanted

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s): 18
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  • Objectivity, credibility, and professional integrity

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s): 19
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    A group of IEEE officials were invited to a meeting in May by the chairman of the Energy Committee to respond to a request for input from a Congressional committee. The letter of invitation to the meeting and the statement submitted to Congress that resulted from the meeting are reproduced here. View full abstract»

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  • Nuclear power plant safety and reliability to the subcommittee on energy research and production committee on science and technology United States house of representatives

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):20 - 22
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  • News, notes, and comments

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):23 - 24
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This Publication ceased production in 1981. The current title of the publication is IEEE Technology & Society Magazine.

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