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Issue 8 • Aug. 1965

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  • [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 1965, Page(s): c1
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  • [Inside front cover]

    Publication Year: 1965, Page(s): c2
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  • Contents

    Publication Year: 1965, Page(s):1 - 2
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    Publication Year: 1965, Page(s):3 - 6
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  • Transients and trends

    Publication Year: 1965, Page(s): 7
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    Engineering is topped only by medicine in terms of public esteem according to a recent Gallup survey as reported by the National Society of Professional Engineers. But there is widespread lack of understanding as to what engineers actually do. Respondents in the Gallup sampling were handed a card listing nine professions and asked which one they would recommend first to a young man who asked for a... View full abstract»

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  • Reflections

    Publication Year: 1965, Page(s):8 - 13
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    The Unit of Self-Induction. “The Secretary: — The next subject to be discussed and acted on is the adoption of an American name or names for one or more practical electrical units. This matter was also referred to this meeting by the Council, June 17th. The resolutions have been printed in all the papers, and I have them here if the members wish them read…” (See IEEE sp... View full abstract»

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  • Focal points: Two satellites designed at M.I.T. — A radar calibration sphere and a communications satellite — Have been launched

    Publication Year: 1965, Page(s): 14
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    Though somewhat overshadowed by larger and more glamorous “scientific” satellites and recent Gemini missions, two satellites of special interest to engineers were launched on May 6 from Cape Kennedy. One was designed to serve as a primary standard for the accurate calibration of large tracking and measurements radar systems, and the other as a test bed for realistic evaluation of adv... View full abstract»

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  • Oceanographic research program to use meteor-burst communication system to transmit data from Ocean floor

    Publication Year: 1965, Page(s):14 - 16
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    A data processing and transmission system that hitches a ride from falling stars has been successfully demonstrated by The Boeing Company from the location of an underwater mountain in the Pacific Ocean. View full abstract»

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  • Laser experiment confirms 32-year-old prediction concerning electron scattering

    Publication Year: 1965, Page(s):16 - 18
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    A prediction about the way electrons should scatter as they crash into a column of standing light waves has been given preliminary confirmation — 32 years after the prediction was made. View full abstract»

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  • Thermal contour map of the moon's sea of tranquillity shows wide temperature variation during eclipse

    Publication Year: 1965, Page(s):18 - 20
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    Plateaus and peaks of heat rising from one area of the moon's cold surface during eclipse are represented as physical contours on a thermal map prepared from data collected by two Boeing Company physicists, John Saari and Richard Shorthill, during a lunar heat-mapping experiment in Egypt last year. The floor of the map represents a temperature of −144°F, the moon's general surface te... View full abstract»

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  • Recorder uses 1/4-inch sound tape for both picture and sound

    Publication Year: 1965, Page(s): 20
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  • Kodak research grants will total $250 000 for 1965

    Publication Year: 1965, Page(s):20 - 21
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    Eastman Kodak Company will provide about $250 000 in awards this year to 25 college and university graduate departments under the research grants phase of the company's aid-to-education program. View full abstract»

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  • Flowing gas laser has highest reported efficiency

    Publication Year: 1965, Page(s):21 - 22
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    A gas laser that generates the highest continuous output so far observed at infrared frequencies has been developed. Sixteen watts of power at 10.6 microns was obtained. View full abstract»

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  • Stimulation of hearing nerve produces sound for deaf person

    Publication Year: 1965, Page(s):22 - 23
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    A 61-year-old bachelor who is deaf reported that he “heard” sounds in experiments in which two researchers from the Stanford University School of Medicine electrically stimulated his hearing nerve. View full abstract»

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  • A 10-billion-electron-volt accelerator is being built

    Publication Year: 1965, Page(s): 23
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    Construction began in mid-June at Cornell University on the world's most powerful circular electron accelerator — a 10-billion-electron-volt instrument estimated to cost $11298 000. The National Science Foundation is financing the project. View full abstract»

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  • Correspondence

    Publication Year: 1965, Page(s):24 - 28
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  • Spectral lines

    Publication Year: 1965, Page(s): 29
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    The IEEE's Manpower Requirements. Professional societies have a unique characteristic in being dependent on voluntary contributions of time and effort by members in order to operate. Yet as these societies have grown in size and complexity it becomes increasingly clear that systematic methods must be developed for locating among the members those capable of accepting significant responsibility for... View full abstract»

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  • 1964 Nobel lecture: Production of coherent radiation by atoms and molecules

    Publication Year: 1965, Page(s):30 - 43
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    The techniques of quantum electronics allow interesting new ways to generate and explore most of the acoustic spectrum and much of the electromagnetic domain. We can look forward to another decade of rapid development in this field From the time when man first saw the sunlight until very recently, the light which he has used has come predominantly from spontaneous emission, like the random emissio... View full abstract»

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  • Atmospheric research and electromagnetic telecommunication — Part I

    Publication Year: 1965, Page(s):44 - 52
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    The broad subject of electromagnetic telecommunication in the United States is examined, with the stress on the importance of atmospheric research to this growing field This report is based on material prepared during 1964 for the Interdepartmental Committee for Atmospheric Sciences, entitled “Atmospheric Research Required to Facilitate Electromagnetic Telecommunication.” The authors... View full abstract»

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  • Science and the salty sea

    Publication Year: 1965, Page(s):53 - 64
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    Man's dream for centuries has been to turn the oceans into sweet water. Today we know that this dream will be fulfilled tomorrow for the vast arid regions from the Mojave Desert to the Sahara, where human prosperity — and survival — depend upon new sources of fresh water “Water, water, every where, And all the boards did shrink; Water, water, every where Nor any drop to drink.... View full abstract»

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  • Physical electronic phenomena in ion propulsion engines

    Publication Year: 1965, Page(s):65 - 79
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    The ion engine offers one of the most promising techniques for long-duration space propulsion, for missions ranging from the prime propulsion of manned interplanetary vehicles to the control of earth satellites As we look ahead to the more ambitious missions that man will wish to accomplish in space — the missions requiring longer times and therefore greatest propulsion energy — we s... View full abstract»

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  • Trends in EHV transmission equipment

    Publication Year: 1965, Page(s):80 - 85
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    The winds of change accelerating the growth of electric power in the United States are no longer blowing gently. Basic factors affecting the loading capacity of overhead lines (a common index of electrical capability) are herein examined Before the turn of the century, ac polyphase transmission had been firmly established in the transportation of electric energy. Doubling approximately every ten y... View full abstract»

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  • Obviously photography is the neat way to capture information and record data

    Publication Year: 1965, Page(s):86 - 89
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    You would like to try it. (You have heard that photographic processing is now so fuss-free and compact that it can go on all by itself in unmanned spacecraft.) View full abstract»

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  • Progress in automatic information retrieval

    Publication Year: 1965, Page(s):90 - 103
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    A rising host of practical problems are plaguing activities (such as libraries) that exhibit the ‘cumulative effect.’ Time-sharing computer systems, and the automatic analysis of information by statistical and structural means, are shaping a variety of methods and procedures that may provide a feasible solution “So much time and effort has been spent chasing the will-o'-the-wi... View full abstract»

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  • Special conference report: Men and computers — Sixth annual symposium on human factors in electronics

    Publication Year: 1965, Page(s):104 - 108
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    One of the major themes underlying the Human Factors Symposium in Boston this May was the crucial relationship between men and computers. In general, it was said, our computers are rapidly becoming so economical that now we are obliged to find ways of making better use of the people who use the computers. The problem of man — computer interaction, the man — machine interface, has com... View full abstract»

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