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Issue 2 • 18 Feb. 1988

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  • Communications on the move

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):83 - 85
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    The author briefly discusses the development of mobile radio and its various applications for two-way communication. The author then goes on to discuss paging services which are used for giving short messages or for alerting the receiver and are one-way only. Trunking systems for sharing the available channels is discussed as is tunnel communication. The use of telephone systems fitted in aircraft... View full abstract»

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  • Space-age television

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):76 - 77
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    Cable television is beginning to make an impact and, if all goes to plan, by 1989 three more channels should be available in the UK, broadcast direct from a satellite. The author gives a brief review of satellite broadcasting from Telstar through to DBS. The IBA franchise to provide direct broadcasting awarded to British Satellite Broadcasting (BSB) is discussed. The broadcast standards are discus... View full abstract»

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  • Drive and ambition

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):71 - 73
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    Drives engineering is going through dramatic changes with the onset of ASICs and surface-mount technology. There are challenging career opportunities for a flexible engineer. The author discusses exactly what is meant by drives engineering and the selling of drives. The different aspects of drives engineering are discussed by looking at various applications involving different areas of technology ... View full abstract»

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  • Quality across the board

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):67 - 69
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    A revolution is occurring in companies throughout the Western World, it is affecting both service and manufacturing industry, and it is being applied by some of the most influential company names, companies such as IBM, British Airways, ICI, Ford and Philips. This revolution is based on quality. The author gives an insight into programmes known as total quality management or company-wide quality i... View full abstract»

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  • The language of AI and beyond

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):61 - 64
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    After Fortran, LISP is the second-oldest high-level programming language in widespread use. Strongly associated with artificial intelligence, its powerful facilities for symbolic processing and incremental development can be of benefit across a wide range of computer applications. The author briefly discusses the use of LISP in AI and then goes on to discuss how LISP works, giving examples of comm... View full abstract»

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  • Superconductors come in from the cold

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):78 - 79
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    The author briefly discusses the discovery of superconductivity in 1911 and the two major breakthroughs in 1966 and 1986 in this field. In 1966 a stable composite conductor of Ni-Ti strands embedded in a Cu strip was developed. A superconducting magnet was made from this material. In 1986 superconductors that maintained superconductivity up to 90 K, cooled by liquid N/sub 2/, were discovered. The ... View full abstract»

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