Volume 35 Issue 12 • Dec. 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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  • A mathematical messiah

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

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):12 - 16T4
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  • Calendar

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):13 - 64E6
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  • EV watch

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s): 16
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  • Washington watch

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s): 16T2
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  • Technically speaking

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s): 17
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  • Moving Java to the factory

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):18 - 23
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    Already being adopted for traditional enterprise computing tasks, Java technology is also making its way into manufacturing facilities. However, the programming language is still missing a few capabilities that must somehow be added if it is to handle real-time operations in industrial control without a hitch. View full abstract»

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  • The broad sweep of integrated microsystems

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):24 - 33
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    Micromachining mechanical, chemical, and optical components onto the same wafers as electronic circuits produces powerful systems that can understand and influence their environments. View full abstract»

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  • What to do about bolts from the blue

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):34 - 41
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    It wouldn't cost much to find out if an asteroid or a comet is on a collision course with the Earth and then, if need be, mount a preemptive defense. View full abstract»

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  • EVs: The Road Ahead

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):42 - 51
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  • Data visualization: the end of the rainbow

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):52 - 59
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    A rainbow colormap is often supplied as a default in visualization software. In this kind of colormap, red is mapped to the highest data value, blue to the lowest, and the other data values are interpolated along the full extent of the spectrum. But there is more to color than meets the eye. Color is a perceptual as well as physical phenomenon. What is commonly called color-hue-is only one of thre... View full abstract»

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  • And the winners are ... Spectrum's third Quilt Block Contest

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):60 - 63
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  • Websights

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s): 64
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  • Thirty years ago...

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):64T3 - 64T6
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  • EEs' tools & toys

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):65 - 68
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  • Software reviews

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s): 92
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  • Coming in Spectrum

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s): 98
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