Volume 35 Issue 5 • May 1998

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  • IEEE Spectrum - Front cover

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s): c1
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  • Newslog

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s): 1
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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):2 - 4
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  • Forum

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):6 - 8
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  • The Unnumbered Charms Of Math [Books]

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s): 10
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  • A peep at some social pitfalls [Books]

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):10 - 12
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  • Calendar

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):14 - 60E4
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  • Washington watch

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):20T2 - 20T4
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  • Recent books

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):20T5 - 60T4
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  • Electrical engineering: A diminishing role [Reflections]

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s): 21
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  • Israel: a high-tech haven

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):22 - 32
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    The author describes how a well-developed military electronics technology, strong governmental support for industrial R&D and an influx of scientific talent from the USSR have endowed Israel with the wherewithal for thriving high-technology industries. He details how the small country has already begun to make its mark in global high-tech commerce. View full abstract»

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  • Four value-adding algorithms

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):33 - 38
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    Israel is far advanced in computer science research, an area its universities have worked in since the 1950s. In particular, its academics have developed algorithms now in use everywhere for data compression, encryption, proof of identification, and much else. The author outlines compression schemes including Huffman codes and the Lempel-Ziv solution. Randomised algorithms are discussed as is chec... View full abstract»

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  • Proactive higher education for high technology

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):39 - 42
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    Foreseeing a need for far more engineers and scientists than its universities were turning out, Israel's government, military, and academia worked in concert to entice students into technical fields. Appeals to patriotism were part of the mix. The national initiative clarified to high school graduates and young people who had done their military service the understanding that both their personal a... View full abstract»

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  • Pocket computers ignite OS battle

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):43 - 48
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    Not content with dominating the market for desktop computer operating systems, Microsoft is now involved in a struggle for what could be an even bigger business-the real-time system software required by handhelds, set-top devices, and car PCs. In future, access to information over the Internet will be basic to most if not all applications. Adding support for Web access into the operating system is... View full abstract»

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  • Superconducting control for surge currents

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):49 - 54
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    Systems designed to use superconductors to limit fault currents in power grids are undergoing testing. The authors describe superconducting fault current limiters (SCFCL) which may be categorised into resistive or shielded core types. The features and operation of each type of device are outlined. Both the shielded-core and resistive types of SCFCL use the same amount of superconductor material to... View full abstract»

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  • Get the lead out! [lead free solder]

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):55 - 60
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    Concern over lead's toxicity launched a quest for alternatives to the tin-lead solder common in printed-circuit board manufacture. The options for no-lead solders rely on tin as the base metal with smaller amounts of other metals, such as antimony, bismuth, copper, indium, silver, or zinc, added to enhance performance. Tin, which is considered to be one of the least toxic metals, will most probabl... View full abstract»

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  • Thirty years ago...

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):60T7 - 60T8
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  • EE's tools and toys

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):61 - 64
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  • Web sights

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s): 71
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  • Innovations

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s): 72
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    Presents new and innovative patents, products, and processes in the industry. View full abstract»

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  • Coming in Spectrum

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s): 78
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