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Issue 9 • Dec. 2006

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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 1
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  • Editor's comment -WELCOME TO SADVILLE - POPULATION 1.5 MILLION AND GROWING

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 2
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  • Feedback

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):4 - 5
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  • News in brief

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):8 - 9
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  • News

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):10 - 21
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  • Asia News

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):22 - 23
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  • Analysis - KEEPING THE TIGERS AT BAY

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 24
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    The Japanese technology industry has been struggling to compete with its neighboring tiger economies and the growing strength of China as a manufacturing base for consumer electronics and computer goods. The Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA), however, is confident that Japan can remain a high-tech powerhouse and take on the neighboring competition. JEITA b... View full abstract»

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  • Analysis - IF YOU CAN'T STAND THE HEAT...

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 25
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    The rise of e-commerce, Web portals, online payment and gaming transactions, and the burgeoning financial services sector are all placing high demands on the data center to increase the delivery of IT power. As the demand for extra capacity increases, so does the amount of heat generated. This has led to increasing energy costs which further exacerbates the fundamental issue of running a data cent... View full abstract»

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  • Analysis - WELCOME TO YOUR OFFICE NETWORK

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):26 - 27
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    In an auction conducted by the UK telecoms regulator, Ofcom, 12 companies were awarded new radio spectrum in the 1781.7 to 1785 MHz and 1876.7 to 1880 MHz ranges. These companies are BT, Cable & Wireless UK, Colt Mobile Telecommunications, Cyberpress, FMS Solutions, Mapesbury Communications, O2 (UK), Opal Telecom, PLDT (UK), Shyam Telecom UK, Spring Mobil and Teleware. While Ofcom was hoping f... View full abstract»

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  • ANOTHER WORLD

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):28 - 32
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    This paper describes the unique features of the 3D virtual world created by CA-based Linden Labs, called Second Life. It is a user-defined world where people can interact, play, build 3D objects, do business, and communicate. The paper discusses how second life can open new opportunities for collaborations across disciplines and geographies that would not otherwise occur View full abstract»

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  • Against the flow - Smart fluids that can change their viscosity in real time

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):34 - 37
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    An interesting feature of Audi's new TT vehicle is its semi-active primary suspension system enabled by magneto-rheological (MR) fluid technology that allows continuously variable real-time suspension damping control. The suspension system is supplied by Delphi Corp. and is based on technology from Lord Corp. Although it can be used for other applications including seismic damping in buildings, da... View full abstract»

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  • Design - Getting it together - It's slow and expensive to build physical prototypes

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):38 - 41
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    Multi-domain simulation has become more common as systems get more complex. Using multi-domain simulation tools, design teams are able to model and simulate the behavior of mechanical systems controlled by electronic circuitry and software. Based on proprietary behavioral description languages such as MAST and VHDL-AMS, these simulators played a key role in the development of the Tekbot robot, Vol... View full abstract»

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  • Aviation - Less of a drag - Researchers may only need to look skin-deep to cut aircraft fuel

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):42 - 45
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    As part of the effort to reduce air fuel consumption, researchers are looking at how an aircraft interacts with the air around it as it flies, and the potential savings from managing this interaction using techniques including microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and plasma jets. Using MEMS devices, researchers were able to selectively roughen the surface of the aircraft to prevent energy-sapping... View full abstract»

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  • Home automation - It's no place like home

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):46 - 48
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    Recent developments in networking standards and marketing alliances are driving the home automation market forward, and providing a platform for some intriguing new applications. One of the most interesting developments in home automation is the progress of the Zigbee Alliance, a consortium of companies that is developing a low-power wireless networking standard for the control devices used in fac... View full abstract»

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  • Viewpoint - One phone to ring them all

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  • Gadgets

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):50 - 51
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  • Technology - This month: Good news for those in peril on the sea, and under it

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):52 - 53
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  • Events

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):63 - 64
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