Volume 38 Issue 2 • Feb. 2001

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  • Down to the wire [aircraft wiring]

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):34 - 39
    Cited by:  Papers (62)  |  Patents (5)
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    Aging, brittle wiring within aircraft poses a hidden hazard that emerging technologies aim to address. Among the most promising technologies are advanced reflectometry methods, for routine maintenance; so-called smart wire systems, for continual, on-the-spot wire testing; and arc-fault circuit breakers and advanced fire suppression techniques, for minimizing damage and injury should a fault occur.... View full abstract»

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  • The topsy turvy world of quantum computing

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):42 - 49
    Cited by:  Papers (4)  |  Patents (4)
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    The weirdest parts of physics are now the cutting edge of computing technology. Quantum computers are no longer seen as weird curiosities but as the powerful future of the computer industry, and the debate is shifting from whether they will ever become a reality to when they will do so. The excitement is not due to their power, although they undoubtedly will be more powerful than today's models. T... View full abstract»

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  • Visualizing the electric grid

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):52 - 58
    Cited by:  Papers (33)  |  Patents (3)
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    In the new world of competition, power traders, grid managers, public service boards, and the public itself all need to take in what's happening at a glance. Visualization software enables viewers to interpret the data more rapidly and more accurately than ever before. This kind of software will become still more useful, even indispensable, as electricity grids are integrated over ever-larger area... View full abstract»

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  • How does it sound? [voice clarity analysis]

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):60 - 64
    Cited by:  Papers (4)  |  Patents (2)
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    In this paper, the author describes how, in order to check voice quality, designers of compressed and packetized data networks are enlisting computer-based techniques. View full abstract»

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  • Digital TV rollout [US digital terrestrial TV]

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):65 - 67
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    The author examines whether the United States has got it wrong with digital terrestrial TV since, today, new digital terrestrial network services in the US are creating little interest, receivers are expensive and sales slow. View full abstract»

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  • Fighting in the streets [high-tech military equipment]

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):68 - 71
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    Faced with the mounting likelihood of urban warfare, military experts are seeking ways to reduce its deadlines and destructiveness. The author describes high-tech military gear for soldiers which includes a modular computer and radio, heads-up display, and GPS locator all networked with FireWire. The Land Warrior system is being developed by the US Army for use in any setting, including urban terr... View full abstract»

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  • Electricity Troubles In California: Who's Next?

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):11 - 13
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  • The Pipe Dream Of Internet Voting

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s): 14
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  • Changing The Strategy for Exploring Space

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):16 - 17
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  • Lessons Of The Past

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s): 77
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  • Is The WAP A Inner?

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):78 - 79
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