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Issue 10 • Date Oct. 1995

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  • US science and technology museums - II

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):48 - 71
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    This project revealed a great deal not only about US technical museums, but also-unexpectedly-a few things about people who become engineers. Nineteen museums were visited. The thoughts of parents and children relating to the museums are summarised.<> View full abstract»

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  • New waves for new systems [radio frequency spectrum allocation]

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):72 - 77
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    Everywhere changes in telecommunications, from liberalization of regulations to progress in radio technology, have increased the use of radio services to unforeseen levels, bringing in their wake a pandora's box of problems. In response, the world community has altered time-hallowed methods of spectrum management, not least the organization of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and th... View full abstract»

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  • Boeing's seventh wonder

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):20 - 23
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    The author describes the new Boeing 777 which incorporates the most advanced avionics of any commercial US aircraft and is the first plane of any kind to be almost entirely computer-designed. The 230,000 kg plane is the biggest twin-engine aircraft ever to fly, uses the largest and most powerful jet engines ever developed, and is the first US-built commercial transport to rely completely on fly-by... View full abstract»

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  • Research outpost beyond the sky [International Space Station]

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):28 - 33
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    Just designing the International Space Station (ISS) has been an odyssey, taking two years longer than getting the first humans to the moon (1961-69) with Project Apollo. Here, the author describes how, now years after it was initially proposed, major parts of the ISS are at last being built, and the first of these should be launched in late 1997. When completed, ISS will be the most expensive int... View full abstract»

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  • Between the Alps and a hard place [rail network modernisation]

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):34 - 39
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    Neutral Switzerland is being invaded-by armies of cars and trucks from its neighbors. So to preserve its great natural environment, while doing its best by the increased traffic, its citizenry plans to divert some of the freight to rail. The author describes how a 15-year program for modernizing the Swiss railway system has been drawn up, of which one element is the world's longest tunnel, the 57-... View full abstract»

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  • To the skies through the sea [Hong Kong airport project]

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):40 - 43
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    The author describes how Hong Kong is developing an international airport that will accommodate growth-essential since tourism is vital to the economy of this colony of 6.1 million people. The airport will be built in two phases. Phase 1 will provide the first runway, terminal, and service facilities; phase 2 will provide a second runway and an expanded terminal. Chek Lap Kok airport actually is 1... View full abstract»

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  • The glass necklace [FLAG submarine fibre-optic link]

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):24 - 27
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    The longest ever man-made structure is being assembled in the world's most ambitious undersea lightwave communications system. When completed in 1997, the system will link Great Britain and Japan by a complex undersea optical-fiber cable that will span 27,300 km-more than two-thirds of the Earth's circumference. Called the fiber-optic link around the globe (FLAG), it will snake in eight sections t... View full abstract»

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  • The twin towers of Kuala Lumpur

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):44 - 47
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    As it builds the world's tallest buildings, Malaysia aspires to reconcile modern technology and Islamic values. The Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) is one of the largest commercial real-estate developments anywhere and noteworthy on at least two other counts. First, at the center of the complex, occupying half its 40 hectares, is a landscaped park meant purely for rest and relaxation. Second, surr... View full abstract»

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