Volume 34 Issue 11 • Nov. 1997

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  • IEEE Spectrum - Front cover

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s): c1
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  • Newslog

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  • Table of contents

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  • Forum

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):6 - 10
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  • Love them or leave them?

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):14 - 15
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  • Single Vision

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):15 - 16
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  • Interim dangers

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):16 - 18
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  • Recent books

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):18 - 20T14
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  • Calendar

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  • Program notes

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  • Washington watch

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  • When is dumb smart? [Reflections]

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s): 21
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  • A nuclear reconnaissance

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):23 - 28
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    The prospects for nuclear power will depend in the long run mainly on its perceived competitiveness-itself a function of relative costs and performance-and on success in finally disposing of nuclear wastes. This paper surveys some of the more significant recent news. Although nuclear electricity may seem a sleepy slow-moving subject, there have been major but little-noted developments in many area... View full abstract»

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  • State of the nuclear economy

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):29 - 32
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    After flowering in the 1970s, the nuclear generation of electricity leveled off in the 1980s and 1990s, but still yields over a fifth of the power used in 32 countries. The author discusses whether nuclear power is destined to decline, or whether conditions in the next century will permit or even encourage a revival. View full abstract»

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  • Nuclear waste disposal in New Mexico and Nevada

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):33 - 40
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    The author describes the Waste Isolation Pilot Project (WIPP) for safely discarded nuclear wates is discussed. WIPP, now essentially complete, near Carlsbad, NM, and Yucca Mountain, in the early stages of construction northwest of Las Vegas, Nev. The WIPP was built to entomb the low-level radioactive wastes left over from US production of nuclear weapons. Yucca Mountain is envisioned as the final ... View full abstract»

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  • Advanced reactor development rebounding

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):41 - 48
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    Manufacturers are developing another generation of reactors, partly for emerging markets, partly to replace existing capacity. The reactors are easier to manufacture and operate, are safer, and have one-step certification. The EPRI-Energy initiative resulted in the successful design of three next-generation plants in the United States. General Electric Co., based in Fairfield, Conn., and ABB Combu... View full abstract»

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  • The Standard diaries

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):49 - 61
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  • Auto manufacture digitizes in depth

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):62 - 69
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    Automobile manufacture typifies one aspect of today's highly competitive, global economy. It is generally a large, distributed effort, spread out over several continents and involving thousands of engineers and technicians, whom digital technology is helping to work together. Only with this technology's aid can they hope to respond to competitive pressures by cutting costs and, more importantly, b... View full abstract»

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  • 'Future challenges to ballistic missile defense' paints wrong picture [comments and reply]

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):70 - 72
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    For pt. I see ibid., p. 60-8, September 1997. In their description of that give-and-take for high-altitude theater missile defense systems, George N. Lewis and Theodore A. Postel overstate the ease and efficacy of offense countermeasures, understate the potential of defense countercountermeasures, and thus paint a picture of defense futility. But that picture is as inaccurate as the one the author... View full abstract»

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  • Why the picture is right: a reply to Stein and Little

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):73 - 74
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  • Degrees of defense effectiveness

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  • Spec-based tests make sure telecom software works

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):77 - 83
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    Designers of contemporary telecommunications equipment face a daunting task, bringing quickly to market in an intensely competitive environment products that rely on ever more complex software. The author discusses a relatively new approach to creating software tests which is based on a graphical specification of the system's behaviour combined with an automatic test script generator. The approach... View full abstract»

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