IEEE Spectrum

Volume 33 Issue 4 • April 1996

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  • IEEE Spectrum [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s): c1
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  • Newslog

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s): 1
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  • Table of contents

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

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):6 - 8
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  • Misguided missile policy [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s): 11
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  • Misdirected policy prescription

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):11 - 82T4
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  • Calendar

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):15 - 18E4
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  • Flatland movement analyzed interactively

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):17 - 18
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  • Virtual instruments

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s): 18
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  • Washington watch

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):18T2 - 18T4
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  • Technically speaking

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s): 19
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  • Wired for interactivity

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s): 21
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    IT IS COMING BY TELEPHONE WIRES, OPTICAL FIBER, COAXIAL CABLE, AND MICROWAVE. It is coming from local phone companies, cable operators, and Internet service providers, both large and small. It is coming into your personal computer and into your television set. "It" is entertainment, shopping, and information services, and all of it is interactive View full abstract»

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  • The trials and travails of interactive TV

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):22 - 28
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    Experiments and limited commercial rollouts of interactive television continue, delivered over wired networks of various combinations of fiber optics, coaxial cable, and twisted wire-pairs. Attention, though, is turning to technologies that may bring swifter market success: wireless cable and cable modems. The author describes these technologies and discusses some of the interactive TV trials taki... View full abstract»

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  • Interactive media: an Internet reality

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):29 - 32
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    While broadcasters test interactive television on small groups of people, millions are working with interactive media each day, using PCs linked to the Internet by phone lines. The activities of this on-line population of today are truly the blueprint for how interactive media will work commercially tomorrow. The author discusses the development of this technology and how it is likely to be used i... View full abstract»

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  • Semiconductor lithography for the next millennium

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):33 - 38
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    Volume production of ICs sporting 0.1-micrometer structures is being predicted for 2007. Manufacturing tools now being developed will feature much shorter wavelengths and elaborate mirrors in place of traditional lenses. Also being honed is proximity X-ray lithography, which has produced a first level of a memory circuit with 0.25-micrometer dimensions. View full abstract»

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  • International science and technology museums. I

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):39 - 49
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    Volunteer electrical engineers outside the United States and their children find museums in their countries fun, serious, and varied in the ways they try to educate budding engineers. This paper presents reviews of 20 museums in eight nations. General observations are given on the exhibits, admission fees, hands-on demonstrations, and how conducive the museums were to learning. View full abstract»

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  • High-voltage DC transmission: a power electronics workhorse

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):63 - 72
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    Thyristor-based HVDC converter technology is used for highly reliable power transfer across natural or national boundaries or between AC systems designed for different frequencies or incompatible frequency controls. The author discusses the benefits of HVDC transmission and describes HVDC transmission system configurations. The author then describes the use of thyristors in HVDC converters. View full abstract»

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  • RAID keeps going and going and... [magnetic disk storage]

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):73 - 79
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    From its conception as a small, simple, inexpensive array of redundant magnetic disks, redundant arrays of inexpensive disks (RAID) has grown into a sophisticated technology. Here, the author describes how the application of RAID has grown and grown until it has become a technology for making data constantly available. View full abstract»

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  • Web sights

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s): 80
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  • EEs' tools & toys

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):83 - 85
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  • Coming in Spectrum

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s): 100
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