IEEE Spectrum

Volume 36 Issue 2 • Feb. 1999

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  • IEEE Spectrum - [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s): c1
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  • Newslog

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s): 1
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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):2 - 4
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  • Forum

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):6 - 8
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  • New chapter and verse [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):10 - 12
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  • The well-versed programmer

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):12 - 13
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  • Calendar

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):14 - 64E7
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  • Washington watch

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):16T2 - 16T3
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  • Recent books

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):16T4 - 16T7
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  • Technically speaking

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s): 17
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  • Data express gigabit junction with the next-generation Internet

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):18 - 25
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    Important as a very high-performance backbone is to the next generation of the Internet, it is no less important that the points at which people connect to the backbone-the so-called points of presence, or POPs-provide an equivalent level of performance. For almost three years, members of the academic, research, and business community in the North Carolina region known as the Research Triangle-the... View full abstract»

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  • MPEG-4 multimedia for our time

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):26 - 33
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    The MPEG-4 standard explores every possibility of the digital environment. Recorded images and sounds co-exist with their computer-generated counterparts, a new language for sound promises compact-disk quality at extremely low data rates; and the multimedia content could even adjust itself to suit the transmission rate and quality. Possibly the greatest of the advances made by MPEG-4 is that viewe... View full abstract»

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  • Solid freeform fabrication

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):34 - 43
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    Researchers at Austin have been working on technologies termed solid freeform fabrication (SFF) or, as reported in the popular press, desktop manufacturing, rapid prototyping, and layered manufacturing. Such processes have the potential to produce accurate, structurally sound 3-D renditions of objects designed with computers and manufactured directly from a CAD database, without part-specific tool... View full abstract»

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  • Rolling across Europe's vanishing frontiers [electric railway technology]

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):44 - 49
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    The European Union's market opening are leading on a broad front to the restructuring of the railway industry. State train monopolies are being dismantled and railway services are being transformed into private companies. For the new entities, the change means more than a reorientation to market imperatives-it means learning to step beyond their national frameworks and view themselves as service p... View full abstract»

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  • Technical women on corporate boards

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):50 - 56
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    In the rarefied boardroom atmosphere, women still maintain only a small presence. To get a first-hand view of life on a board from a female perspective, this article details four women scientists and engineers who are corporate directors. That these women came-from diverse technical backgrounds and arrived at their board memberships by a variety of career paths attests to the fact that there is no... View full abstract»

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  • Backing the right technical horse

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):57 - 61
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  • EEs' tools & toys

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):62 - 63
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  • Software Reviews

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s): 64
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  • Thirty years ago...

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):64T2 - 64T5
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  • Websights

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s): 77
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  • Coming in Spectrum

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s): 82
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