IEEE Spectrum

Volume 35 Issue 8 • Aug. 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 - 7
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  • Bigger than 'the bomb' [Books]

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):8 - 10
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  • Calendar

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):11 - 76E4
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  • Washington watch

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s): 12T2
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  • Recent books

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):12T4 - 76T2
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  • Technically speaking

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s): 13
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  • Engineers as entrepreneurs

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):14 - 23
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    Roundtable: Nine of today‚Äôs hottest EEs-turned-entrepreneurs- and-venture-capitalists discuss what it takes to climb as high as they did. View full abstract»

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  • The cool sound of tubes [vacuum tube musical applications]

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):24 - 35
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    Although solid-state technology overwhelmingly dominates today's world of electronics, vacuum tubes are holding out in small but vibrant areas. Here, the author describes how music applications are one of the last remaining domains dominated by vacuum tubes, and how the devices flourish and even innovate in this field. View full abstract»

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  • Home appliances get smart

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):36 - 43
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    The authors describe how novel sensors and control algorithms embedded in today's domestic appliances make them smart enough to estimate the size and dirtiness of a load of clothes tossed in a washer or to determine whether water in a pot on the stove is boiling. They argue that, as semiconductor costs come down, such appliances will get even smarter. View full abstract»

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  • The wired classroom [Internet-based education]

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):44 - 51
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    The many World Wide Web sites geared toward the worlds primary and secondary students attest to the potential educational benefits of this new medium. Here, the authors argue however, that in order to truly develop students' skills and broaden their horizons, educators must use the technology wisely. View full abstract»

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  • The IEEE 1998 Technical Field Awards

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):52 - 61
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  • Automate the big bottleneck in embedded system design

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):62 - 67
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    Hardware and software integration remains the most critical bottleneck for embedded systems designers. The authors describe how helping to unjam the process is a key new piece of automation-the DriveWay 3DE (for device driver design environment) from Aisys Inc. View full abstract»

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  • Faster, better, cheaper space exploration

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):68 - 74
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    For cost and quality reasons, NASA is allowing its contractors great leeway in designing and building new systems. Here, the author describes how this hands-off approach worked when Hewlett-Packard built the electrical ground support system for the Lunar Prospector, which will mark Earth's return to the Moon after 25 years. View full abstract»

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  • Software reviews

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s): 75
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  • Web sights

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s): 76
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  • Thirty years ago...

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):76T4 - 76T6
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  • Faults & failures

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):83 - 84
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    In the old joke, at the end of an orchestra recital the critic leaps to his feet, crying "Encore, encore!" When his companion points out the mediocrity of the performance, the critic replies, "I know. I want them to do it again until they get it right." An unsettling replay of that joke was enacted on 12 May and in the following weeks when, just seconds into launch, a test flight of the Theater Hi... View full abstract»

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  • EE's tools and toys

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):87 - 89
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  • Coming in Spectrum

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s): 94
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