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Issue 9 • Sept. 1995

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  • US science and technology museums - I

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):50 - 71
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    Hands-on science centers and historical technology museums across the United States were visited by over 50 Spectrum readers' families. Here, engineering parents present what they thought about the exhibits' accuracy and up-to-dateness, together with what their kids thought about the displays' interest and fun.<> View full abstract»

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  • Re-engineering engineering education

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):44 - 47
    Cited by:  Papers (6)  |  Patents (2)
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    For years, companies have complained that new engineering graduates fall short on the practical engineering skills that would make them more productive in the real world. Here, the author describes how industry is helping to redesign the education of engineers by sponsoring student projects, supplying laboratory instruments and procedures, and giving seminars on the latest technologies at faculty ... View full abstract»

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  • Educating the renaissance engineer

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):39 - 43
    Cited by:  Papers (16)
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    Curricula focused on breadth and flexibility, streamlined master's programs, and stronger emphasis on computing and communication skills are some of the approaches universities are taking to educate engineers for success. The author discusses the needs of industry relative to engineering education. The author then discusses the new style courses being introduced in American universities to meet th... View full abstract»

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  • Upgrading the Internet

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):24 - 29
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    Global networking experts at a roundtable discussion convened by IEEE Spectrum agreed that the Internet will probably expand beyond computers into a global information infrastructure. The details of the discussion relative to the information superhighway, home connection to Internet, next generation protocols, and network security are given View full abstract»

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  • The glass cockpit [flight deck automation]

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):30 - 38
    Cited by:  Papers (9)
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    The highly automated cockpits designed for the latest generation of new aircraft are making the planes safer and cheaper to fly, but misunderstandings between computers and pilots have been implicated in a number of accidents. The author describes the features and benefits of flight deck automation and then discusses the problems caused by pilot errors when using the computerised systems. The resu... View full abstract»

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