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Issue 3 • Aug.-Sept. 1994

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  • Mix-and-match high performance computing

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):6 - 10
    Cited by:  Papers (4)
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    Scientific researchers who perform large numerical simulations often put great demands on the processing power of even the fastest computers. High performance computers (HPCs), such as massively parallel processors, supercomputers, and graphical workstations, each have unique characteristics that make them well suited for a particular aspect of a large computer simulation. Often, however, no one i... View full abstract»

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  • AI for air traffic

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):11 - 14
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    The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) air traffic control (ATC) system operates the US airspace for all users (commercial, corporate, government, military, and general aviation). The system includes such elements as the central flow control facility, en-route centers, flight service stations, terminal facilities, and airport towers. The example presented describes an application of a knowledge... View full abstract»

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  • Software reuse issues and perspectives

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):15 - 19
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    Software reuse could be implemented at several levels including the specification level, design level, program/subprogram library level, code level, and object-code level. However, reuse has a distinct definition for each of the above-mentioned levels. Moreover, the techniques applied to organize and manage reuse is different from one level to another. What's more, the complexity of the reuse meth... View full abstract»

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  • Patent, copyright and trade secret protection for software

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):20 - 24
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    Crucial to the value of computers has been the development of software. Software development can require many hours of programming work. Typically, complex software is developed by a team of engineers and computer scientists working on separate modules, later assembled into the complete routines of a program. The development of computer programs requires the investment of considerable human, techn... View full abstract»

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  • Wearable computers

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):36 - 38
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    Since 1980, technology has reduced the size and the weight of personal computers; without substantially changing the way users interact with their computing environment. Conventional input/output devices place an ultimate limit on the size and the weight of personal computers. Size is limited by the conventional typewriter-like keyboard whose dimensions have not really changed this past hundred ye... View full abstract»

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  • Catching the wave [gravity wave communication]

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):44 - 46
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    In 1873, when James Clerk Maxwell published his treatise unifying electromagnetic theory, he stated that light was electromagnetic in nature and he predicted that electromagnetic waves of greater length might exist. A dozen years later, Heinrich Hertz constructed apparatus with which he generated and received these longer waves, and he demonstrated that their behavior was identical to that of ligh... View full abstract»

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  • Space-borne tethers

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):47 - 50
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    The astronauts onboard the Space Station are busy conducting experiments with the Station's tethered nano-gravity facility-a mobile platform which can be moved up and down a tether to fine-tune the amount of gravitational force present in their experiments. The tether itself is an insulated conducting wire which connects the station to a remote facility orbiting in tandem 50 km above the Station. ... View full abstract»

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  • SETI [Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence]

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):51 - 54
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    Some critics of the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI) like to bolster their arguments with what they call the Fermi Paradox. Legend has it that one day at Los Alamos, shortly after the Alamogordo test (when the first atomic bomb was exploded in the desert about 50 miles northwest of this town on July 16, 1945), Enrico Fermi abruptly broke the meal-time silence with the question: whe... View full abstract»

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  • Electrical education in Argentina

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):55 - 56
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    Schooling begins when people are six years old. For a long time, education was considered almost the government's obligation to fulfill. In the last thirty years, however, private schools have helped shoulder this responsibility. Electrical engineering is taught in several universities. Most universities are part of the government system and are located all around the country. In general, each uni... View full abstract»

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  • Looking back [Ernst Berg ideas on Heavyside's calculus]

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):57 - 60
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    Quite recently, in a major American journal on electrical engineering education, a rather forceful suggestion was made for (re)integrating Heaviside's operational calculus in the training of electrical engineers. The author stressed the better physical motivation of this method, its conceptual parallelism to the well-known complex number method in AC circuit analysis, less mathematical intricacy a... View full abstract»

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