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Issue 2 • June 1980

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  • Contents

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s): 1
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  • The automobile fuel economy standards: Are they cost-effective?

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):1 - 7
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    The September 24, 1979 issue of the New York Times carried on the front page of the business section an article by Edwin McDowell entitled “U.S. Fuel Standards Questioned.” The story described a study by Harbridge House, “a Boston-based management consulting and research firm.” According to McDowell, the Harbridge House analysis View full abstract»

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  • Nuclear engineers of the 1980s?

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):7 - 8
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    Those who work in the computer industry will be the nuclear engineers of the 1980s. The loss of credibility and the self-doubt that came to nuclear engineers at Three Mile Island (TMI) will come to us as well. View full abstract»

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  • Stereotyped images in the technology/society debate

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):9 - 12
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    It would seem that the dominant paradigm for social discourse in our age is bifurcation. One takes an issue of some complexity, reduces the rich, amorphous ambiguities of the issue to two antithetical positions, chooses a side, and then comes out swinging. A recent example of this genre of thought is Mr. Jerome Suran's essay “Technology in Modern Society” [1]. View full abstract»

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  • Reviews

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):12 - 13
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    The appropriate (and inappropriate) application of technology to the practice of medicine has become a subject of increasing interest to physicians, scientists, engineers, and the thinking public in recent years. This area has been a source of both encouragement (because of its potential) and concern (because of its cost). Legislative groups have attempted to control its development and regulate i... View full abstract»

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  • Letters to the editor

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):13 - 14
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  • IEEE energy committee position statement on breeder reactors in the United States

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):14 - 15
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  • News, notes, and comments

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):15 - 16
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  • Engineering ethics and the IEEE: An agenda

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):16 - 17
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    Although the IEEE made significant strides in the ethics area during the seventies, much remains to be done. The following items constitute a partial set of goals and tasks. View full abstract»

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  • Misinformation and democracy

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):17 - 19
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    A fundamental prerequisite for an open democratic society is that citizens be adequately informed of the major issues of the day, that they understand the factors that go into making public policy on these issues. Currently, few things are more important than the issues that impinge on energy policy, such as: nuclear reactor economic and safety characteristics, solar energy viability, and automoti... View full abstract»

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  • Petition to form an IEEE society on social implications of technology

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):19 - 20
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    The undersigned IEEE members hereby petition the Executive Committee of the IEEE to authorize the formation of a Society on Social Implications of Technology. The purposes of the Society are to develop and promote understanding of the interaction between technology and society, to enhance our knowledge of the benefits and detriments of technological options, to support the engineer in the exercise... View full abstract»

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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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