Volume 36 Issue 11 • Nov. 1999

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  • IEEE Spectrum - [Front cover]

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

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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 - 14
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  • Greenhouse: The 200-Year story of global warming [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):16 - 17
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  • Pioneers of Radar [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):17 - 18
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  • Calendar

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):19 - 26
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  • Washington watch

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):26I2 - 26I4
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  • Recent books

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):26I6 - 26I8
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  • Special places [Reflections]

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s): 27
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  • Toward carbon free energy

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):28 - 33
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    In this paper the authors describe how heavy reliance on coal in huge countries like China and India threatens the whole world's climate. They state how they believe that the utmost ingenuity will be needed to minimize adverse effects of that dependence. View full abstract»

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  • Energy policy and politics in China

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):34 - 38
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    In this paper the authors describe how, although sensitive to pollution's threat, China's political leaders have little room for manoeuvre and see worry about greenhouse gases as an ill-affordable luxury in terms of coal-fired electricity generation. View full abstract»

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  • Can China consume less coal?

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):39 - 47
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    China's biggest single consumer of coal and emitter of carbon dioxide is electric power generation. Among industrial users of energy, it accounts for about a third of CO/sub 2/ emissions, and among all users, about a quarter. In this paper, the authors argue that, although the electric power sector uses by far the most coal, better opportunities for reducing CO/sub 2/ emissions exist elsewhere in ... View full abstract»

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  • India's power struggles

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):48 - 56
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    In this paper the authors detail how Indian infrastructure and management problems are slowing down the much-needed power sector reforms and clean-power initiatives that are still in their early stages. View full abstract»

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  • Diversifying Internet delivery

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):57 - 61
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    In this paper the authors describe how users will be able to choose from several levels of performance-not one-size-fits-all-when a new service scheme replaces the Internet's existing infrastructure. View full abstract»

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  • Spying for dummies

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):62 - 69
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    This paper describes how, in their quest to make the world more visible, commercial imaging companies may well be blind to some uncomfortable features of that world, especially people's ability to find harmful uses for any new tool, and the temptation to fight over any new valuable resource. If history is any indication, the flourishing of commercial space imaging systems will bring with them not ... View full abstract»

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  • Making smart choices in engineering

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):71 - 76
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  • EEs' tools & toy

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):78 - 81
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  • Thirty years ago...

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):82R2 - 82R6
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  • Web sights

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s): 84
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