Volume 33 Issue 2 • February 1996

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  • IEEE Spectrum - Front cover

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s): c1
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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):2 - 4
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  • Newslog

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s): 1
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  • Forum

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):6 - 8
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  • Meetng world market requirements

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s): 10
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  • Agents misunderstood

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):10 - 64
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  • Calendar

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):14 - 64E5
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  • Washington watch

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s): 16T1
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  • Faults & failures

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s): 17
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  • Technically speaking

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s): 18
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  • EEs' tools & toys

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):20 - 22
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  • Better networks for test ban monitoring

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):24 - 33
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    From first to last, the conclusion of a comprehensive nuclear test ban treaty has hinged critically on the development of a credible system for detecting explosions and identifying cheaters. Now, with the flowering of seismic networks depending on the digital taking, transmission, and processing of data, such a system appears to be in hand-an achievement all the more remarkable in that the demands... View full abstract»

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  • Quality enhances reliability [power supplies]

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):34 - 41
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    As deregulation dawns, electric utilities are awakening to the fact that power quality counts with many a customer-and counts for a lot. Even now, the groundwork is being laid worldwide for a new type of service contract between a utility and its large industrial or commercial clients. In brief, the utility promises to supply its customer's operations with power above a certain level of "quality",... View full abstract»

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  • The thick an thin of car cabling

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):42 - 45
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    As the number of electronic modules in cars continues to increase, so, too, does the size of the wiring harnesses that interconnect them. These cables not only add weight, increase costs, and complicate troubleshooting of electrical problems-they are also becoming so thick that routing them around a vehicle is by now a real challenge. Here, the author describes how multiplexing many signals onto a... View full abstract»

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  • Electrotechnology cleans up [pollution control measures]

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):46 - 50
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    In ever more ingenious ways, electrotechnologies are being used to detoxify substances from industrial and agricultural waste products and processes, and to clean up land, air, and water. Electric utilities have a particular interest in the new pollution busting technologies partly, of course, because they consume electricity and yet also can yield net energy savings. Just as important, the nature... View full abstract»

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  • Earl Masterson: a fresh slant on videorecording

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):51 - 57
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    Both the video cameras and the video cassette recorder-players so popular today use a helical-scan mechanism. This magnetic-tape configuration provides the high data rates necessary for video recording and playback, and solves vexing problems inherent in other options that were intensely studied and developed in the 1950s. The challenge in video recording was to have the recording head move at hig... View full abstract»

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  • Bart Kosko [neural networks/fuzzy systems engineer biography]

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):58 - 62
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  • User-friendly neural-net design [software reviews]

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s): 63
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  • Translating Matlab programs into C code [Software reviews]

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):63 - 64
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  • Web sights

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s): 65
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  • Coming in Spectrum

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s): 80
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