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  • Three mile Island

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):9 - 11
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    After a 6-month investigation of all factors surrounding the accident and contributing to it, the Commission has concluded that: To prevent nuclear accidents as serious as Three mile island, fundamental changes will be necessary in the organization, procedures, and practices — and above all — in the attitudes of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and, to the extent that the institutio... View full abstract»

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  • The experimental nature of engineering and it's implications for management

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):3 - 5
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    We live in a world in which little appears to be stable but the very presence of change itself. Engineers must invariably be counted among the agents of change, if only because the size and complexity of their projects or the sheer number of products manufactured affect our natural and social ecosystems. Engineers have the particular talent of accomplishing a task with only partial knowledge of na... View full abstract»

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  • The professional rights of engineers

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):3 - 4
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    A great deal of the literature in the field of “engineering ethics” concerns itself with the duties and professional responsibilities which engineers owe to clients, colleagues, employers, and society, or with case histories of their failures to adequately satisfy these duties and responsibilities. From the point of view of the engineering profession this is, of course, understandabl... View full abstract»

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  • Solar energy and conservation

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):4 - 9
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    Any list of the motivations for energy conservation — increasing scarcity and price of fuels, environmental and health consequences of large-scale fuel consumption, foreign trade deficit, vulnerability of imported fuel supply, nuclear weapons proliferation and help to the third world — is precisely the same list of reasons for using renewable, indigenous energy sources. These sources... View full abstract»

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  • Session reviews: Electro '77: Solar energy: A status report

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):4 - 8
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    “Solar Energy: A Status Report”, was one of the best-attended sessions of the entire ELECTRO 77 Convention. The size of the audience, estimated to be approximately 200, illustrates the level of general interest in solar energy. The session was organized and chaired by Dr. David Redfield of RCA Laboratories, who is also the chairman of CSIT's Working Group on Energy/Environment. The s... View full abstract»

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  • Non-ionizing radiation: Fact and fiction

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s): 3
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    Public awareness of the “potential health hazards” of RF and microwave radiation dates from the disclosure, in 1972, of Russian irradiation of the U.S. Embassy in Moscow. Previously, so-called “death rays” had been relegated to the pages of science fiction. This concern was heightened a few years later by a series of expose-type articles by Paul Brodeur, which appeared ... View full abstract»

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  • Social implications of technology: The past and the future

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s): 1
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    On June 6, 1981 the Executive Committee of (he IEEE gave final approval to formation of the JGEE Society on Social Impliquions of Technology (SS1T), This action, in response to a membership petition circulated by CSIT in 1980 was the culmination of effort extending over many years. In fact, a similar membership petition nine years earlier led to formation of CSJT. This is not to imply that the pas... View full abstract»

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  • Engineers and the work that people do

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):14 - 24
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    The phenomenon which I wish to discuss in this paper can be illustrated by a plant which was making electric light bulbs in 1979. Production was 800 bulbs an hour, of the type having a metallized reflector, and the components of the glass envelope were made elsewhere. They traveled on a chain conveyor around the plant, which occupied an area about 30 feet by 10 feet and was quite new. It was noisy... View full abstract»

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  • The engineer's role in the energy crisis

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):5 - 9
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    Never has mankind needed new technology more than at present. What is the engineer's role in meeting that need? The value of engineers does not seem to be appreciated in solving our energy problems. Government and corporate positions are filled by persons who are not technically trained. As a result, the opinions of engineers too often fail to find their way into the decision-making process. What ... View full abstract»

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  • Agriculture, U.S. technology, and waste

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s):3 - 5
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    Agriculture is the backbone of American society. If our crops decline, we also decline. Within the past few decades, agriculture has become increasingly dependent on technology, with mixed effects. View full abstract»

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  • Technology & society magazine staff needed

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s): 24
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    The successful conversion of Technology & Society to a magazine and the maintenance of a high standard of quality will depend on the cooperation of many people. Working to help produce a quality magazine can be a satisfying and rewarding experience. Staff members are needed in a variety of positions under the titles Associate Editor and Correspondent. Interested members of SSIT are invited ... View full abstract»

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  • Teaching engineering ethics

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):3 - 5
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    One consequence of the engineering profession's increased interest in ethics and the social effects of technology is the involvement of philosophers in these areas. Philosophers and engineers are now beginning to work together on ethical and value problems that arise in engineering, just as philosophers and the medical profession have worked together on similar problems. Although this collaboratio... View full abstract»

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  • 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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  • Moral reasoning and engineering

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):3 - 7
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    Quite recently schools of engineering, like other professional schools, have been attempting to introduce an ethical dimension into their curricular offerings. The reasons for this are various, but they are not the specific concern of this paper. The primary purpose of this paper is to suggest some ways in which philosophy, with the aid of developmental psychology, might contribute to the teaching... View full abstract»

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  • Electro 77 “solar energy: A status report”

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s): 1
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    This is a symposium of four talks by outstanding leaders in the field. Because this is the first program of this subject at our general meeting, it is designed to introduce the subject to the community of EE's. The opening talk, in presenting an over-view, displays the scope and emphases of the ERDA program, factors that are little known outside the active participants in the field. The applicatio... View full abstract»

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  • Petition to form an IEEE society on social implications of technology

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):19 - 20
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    The undersigned IEEE members hereby petition the Executive Committee of the IEEE to authorize the formation of a Society on Social Implications of Technology. The purposes of the Society are to develop and promote understanding of the interaction between technology and society, to enhance our knowledge of the benefits and detriments of technological options, to support the engineer in the exercise... View full abstract»

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  • Implementing the IEEE code of ethics

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):1 - 3
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    On November 18, 1977, in San Diego, the IEEE Board of Directors (BOD) heard presentations on two different proposals for setting up procedures to implement the IEEE Code of Ethics. The BOD discussed the proposals at some length and then voted 15–5 to table the matter. View full abstract»

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  • Human exposure to microwaves and radiofrequency electromagnetic fields

    Publication Year: 1981, Page(s): 4
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    The IEEE recognizes the public concern regarding the possible health hazards from the pervasive and ever-expanding use of devices that emit microwaves and radiofrequency electromagnetic (EM) fields. Safety guidelines such as those recently proposed by the American National Standards Institute Committee C95 appear quite adequate on the basis of our present understanding of the biological effects of... View full abstract»

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  • Declaration on the nuclear arms race: Union of concerned scientists

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):1 - 3
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    Ed. note: This Declaration was composed and circulated by the Union of Concerned Scientists and is reprinted with their kind permission. The Declarai ion was signed by roughly 12,700 scientists, engineers, and other professionals and was transmitted to President Carter on December 20, 1977. It appeared in the March 1978 Issue of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, a magazine of science and publ... View full abstract»

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  • The technology that can alienate

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):12 - 13
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    For six months, I have had the pleasure, the challenge, and the job of being a United Nations consultant in Geneva. More precisely, there were two consultancies: one to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) on the non-economic aspects of the transfer of technology, and one to the World Health Organization (WHO) on the effects on mind and spirit of &quote;modern�... 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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