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Technology and Society Magazine, IEEE

Issue 4 • Date Winter 1994

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  • Plutonium: how can we get rid of it?

    Publication Year: 1994 , Page(s): 7 - 13
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    Plutonium is the enigma of the nuclear age. Its presence and its use are never far from headline news because of the horrendous destruction that it can create. Between them, the military and commercial parts of the world's nuclear industry have created about 1000 tons since the time of its discovery in 1941. Though military production is being scaled back in most of the declared nuclear weapons st... View full abstract»

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  • The role of technology in sustainable development

    Publication Year: 1994 , Page(s): 14 - 19
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    The inability of governments represented at the 1992 Earth Summit to reach a consensus on reducing either population growth or consumption, and the political need for the concept of sustainable development to accommodate economic growth, mean that the achievement of sustainable development will depend on our ability to reduce the environmental impact of resource use through technological change. T... View full abstract»

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  • Rethinking technological economy of scale

    Publication Year: 1994 , Page(s): 20 - 21
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    Until about a decade ago, American business still believed in the "economy of scale". Big was better in every aspect of industry. This myth has been crumbling in view of the decline in US industrial competitiveness. There has been a shift from centralized, big machines and capital-intensive processes to smaller systems characterized by "do it yourself" and, in some cases, "just in time" operations... View full abstract»

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  • A new direction in space

    Publication Year: 1994 , Page(s): 22 - 29
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    From the very beginning of the Space Age, a fundamental issue has been whether space exploration should be conducted by manned missions or by unmanned missions. In a so-called unmanned mission, only inanimate systems are transported into space. In a manned mission, human beings are on board the spacecraft. A third option may now be available: an unmanned mission providing virtually the same subjec... View full abstract»

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The following topics describe the scope of IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology (IEEE SSIT) and of IEEE Technology and Society Magazine : Health and safety implications of technology, Engineering ethics and professional responsibility, Engineering education in social implications of technology, History of electrotechnology, Technical expertise and public policy, Social issues related to energy, Social issues related to information technology, Social issues related to telecommunications, Systems analysis in public policy decisions, Economic issues related to technology, Peace technology, and Environmental implications of technology. Beyond these specific topics, IEEE Technology and Society Magazine  is concerned with the broad area of the social implications of technology, especially electrotechnology.

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