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Issue 11 • Nov 1995

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  • Math and visualization: new tools, new frontiers

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):19 - 28, 30, 32, 34, 36
    Cited by:  Papers (7)
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    Conceptualization with visual imagery-or its graphical traces-is part and parcel of scientific method. Here, the author describes how computer visualization, initially of numeric data and now taking on other information types, has now assumed its proper place as an analytical tool in its own right View full abstract»

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  • Visualization's new tack: making sense of information

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):38 - 40, 42, 44-7, 55-6
    Cited by:  Papers (13)  |  Patents (16)
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    People constantly deal with nonnumeric information that has no correspondence to actual physical space. The authors describe how vast abstract hierarchies, networks, and relationships within text-including the World Wide Web itself-demand a new way of designing visualization tools View full abstract»

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  • Harnessing the wind

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):78 - 83
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    Wind power is now recognized as the one renewable-energy source on the verge of being economically viable. For developing countries, in fact, the technology is already practical for bringing pollution-free electricity to areas off the power grid. The author discusses the economic benefits of wind power and then discusses the basic principle involved in generating electricity from wind. The use of ... View full abstract»

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  • France's grass roots data net

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):71 - 77
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    The authors describe how France introduced the Minitel information highway network in 1982, and now 80 percent of the French nation's businesses and 20 percent of its citizens use it. Network addresses are equivalent to 800 freephone numbers in the United States, but Minitel still manages to run at a profit View full abstract»

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  • Exploring infinite realms

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):58 - 60, 62, 64-5
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    How does one “visualize” infinity? The author describes how infinitudes of many sorts-purely mathematical or in chaotic dynamical systems-can be brought to stunningly beautiful life with computer graphics View full abstract»

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