Volume 38 Issue 4 • April 2001

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  • And the Oscar goes to ... [computer graphics]

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):42 - 49
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    Discusses the role of computer graphics in the motion picture industry. The work on texture mapping by Catmull, together with the work on fractals by Carpenter, and the work on reflective light by Cook are discussed. This culminated in the RenderMan software. On 3 March 2001, the first Movie-Year-2000 Oscar went to Rob Cook, Loren Carpenter, and Ed Catmull for their work in the field of motion pic... View full abstract»

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  • Streamlining the Internet-fiber connection

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):52 - 57
    Cited by:  Papers (7)  |  Patents (17)
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    Discusses the evolution towards WDM optical fiber networks for the development of the Internet. The topics of multiprotocol label switching and multiprotocol lambda switching, together with the client server model, the big fat router model, the peer-peer model and the augmented model are considered. The authors also focus on routing and survivability aspects. View full abstract»

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  • 2001: a Mars Odyssey

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):58 - 65
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    Discusses the mission of the Mars Odyssey spacecraft launched in April 2001. Brief mention is made of the Thermal Emission Imaging System (Themis), Gamma Ray Spectrometer, and the Mars Radiation Environment Experiment (Marie). View full abstract»

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  • By-wire cars turn the corner

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):68 - 73
    Cited by:  Papers (44)  |  Patents (1)
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    The basic concept of by-wire sounds simple enough: replace the car's mechanically linked hydraulic systems-steering and braking, for example-with electronic ones. By-wire systems began to be installed well over a decade ago, first in military and then in commercial aircraft. In a "true" by-wire system, there would be no hydraulic backup to the electronic system; therein lies a cause for carmakers'... View full abstract»

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  • Cable slouches toward open access

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):74 - 79
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    Discusses the prospects for Internet open access over the cable networks. The technical and regulatory hurdles towards this goal are considered. Mention is made of policy based routing in particular. View full abstract»

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  • Solving The Innovation Equation

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):9 - 10
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  • Why Your E-mail May Never Arrive After All

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s): 15
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  • Fast Lines At Digital High

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):16 - 17
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  • The Making Of The Pacemaker [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s): 83
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  • Designs On Space [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s): 84
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  • Mars: The Nasa Mission Reports [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s): 85
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