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  • 1. Energy future — Report of the energy project at the Harvard business school

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):14 - 16
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    Given the steady stream of analyses of the “energy crisis” and the debates that they regularly inspire, it is becoming as important to observe who is speaking as what is being said. The present bold volume merits wide attention on both counts. Capping a six-year study of all major aspects of U.S. energy policy, this report gives a comprehensive diagnosis of our energy ills as well as... View full abstract»

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  • 2. New dimensions of appropriate technology

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s): 6
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    A two-day symposium, 10–11 November 1979, sponsored by the International Association for the Advancement of Appropriate Technology for Developing Countries (1AAATDC) will be held at MIT. There will be papers and reports by people engaged in the definition, development, transfer, or use of appropriate technology in the following general areas. View full abstract»

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  • 3. Supporting the ethical engineer — The road ahead

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):1 - 2
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    The IEEE has Taken some important Steps to encourage the ethical practice of engineering. These include the adoption of a code of engineering ethics, filing of the amieus curiae brief in the BART case, the award (by CSIT) to the 3 BART engineers for Outstanding Service in the Publie Interests enactment of Bylaw 112 (see 12/77 issue of T&S for background) which includes measures for assistin... View full abstract»

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  • 4. Misinformation and democracy

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):17 - 19
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    A fundamental prerequisite for an open democratic society is that citizens be adequately informed of the major issues of the day, that they understand the factors that go into making public policy on these issues. Currently, few things are more important than the issues that impinge on energy policy, such as: nuclear reactor economic and safety characteristics, solar energy viability, and automoti... View full abstract»

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  • 5. Ethical dilemmas in modern engineering

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s): 1
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    The editors of the trade journal Chemical Engineering recently conducted a reader survey on engineering ethics.1 They presented a set of nine hypothetical cases illustrating some ethical dilemmas that arise in the practice of engineering. These cases included situations in which an engineer became aware of illegal dumping of chemical waste by his employer. or was asked to “fudge&... View full abstract»

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  • 6. Exporting hydroelectric energy

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):1 - 2
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    While today most countries face energy shortages, hundreds of thousands of megawatts of hydroelectric power remain undeveloped in Afriea, Asia, and Latin America mainly because of small local demand. Unlike fossil fuels, such energy if not used today is lost forever. Ai the same lime, no scheme has yet been found “to containerize” it for export. View full abstract»

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  • 7. The social implications of technology or the engineer's trilemma

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):14 - 17
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    “There is nothing more difficult to carry out, nor more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to handle, than to initiate a new order of things.” View full abstract»

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  • 8. The defense of professional freedom and social responsibility

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):3 - 5
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    [Invited Talk, Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, February 21, 1977. Dr. von Hippel is Chairman of the AAAS Committee on Scientific Freedom and Responsibility's Subcommittee on Professional and Social Responsibility of the Scientist.] View full abstract»

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This Publication ceased production in 1981. The current title of the publication is IEEE Technology & Society Magazine.

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