Volume 38 Issue 6 • June 2001

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  • Herwig Kogelnik [biography]

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):42 - 47
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    This paper presents a biographical overview of the 2001 IEEE Medal of Honor recipient, Herwig Kogelnik, who is recognized for his pioneering research and leadership in developing lasers and optoelectronics. View full abstract»

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  • Cable modem traffic jam

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):48 - 53
    Cited by:  Patents (5)
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    Broadband access to the Internet by cable modem promises users lightning-fast download speeds and an always-on connection. Recent converts to broadband from dial-up technology are thrilled with complex Web screens that download rapidly. Here, the author describes how tie-ups that slow broadband Internet access to a crawl are a reality-but solutions are also near at hand. View full abstract»

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  • Metal fuel cells [Zn-air fuel cells]

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):55 - 59
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    The author describes a zinc-air fuel cell system which may be used for everything from electric vehicles (EVs) to backup generators, and may also provide practical and efficient energy storage. View full abstract»

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  • The digital signal processor Derby

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):62 - 68
    Cited by:  Papers (12)  |  Patents (1)
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    Applications that use digital signal processing chips are flourishing, buoyed by increasing performance and falling prices. Concurrently, the market has expanded enormously. Vendors abound. Many newcomers have entered the market, while established companies compete for market share by creating ever more novel, efficient, and higher-performing architectures. The range of digital signal-processing (... View full abstract»

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  • Automation comes to analog

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):70 - 75
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    In this paper, the author describes how the long overshadowed by the digital world, the black-magic realm of analog design is gaining the spotlight and acquiring software tools of its own. View full abstract»

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  • Talking about digital copyright

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s): 9
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  • Technology offers solutions to the current power crisis

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):14 - 15
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    The rolling blackouts and soaring prices now besetting California's electric system are only the first and most visible signs of deeper problems affecting the US grid. Among them are neglect of the nation's electrical infrastructure, poorly structured electricity markets, and a lack of incentives for new investment. Ultimately, most of these problems spring from a lack of understanding of the powe... View full abstract»

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  • Electricity restructuring in Britain: not a model to follow

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):15 - 19
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    The model on which US electric industry deregulation was based is, after 10 years, a failure. The system, established in Britain in 1989, was designed and created through a nondemocratic process-without public participation or transparent information about the cost data underlying prices. Although world oil and natural gas prices plummeted, and electricity employment was reduced by 50 percent, gen... View full abstract»

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  • Putting consumers first [electricity supply industry]

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):19 - 20
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    All consumers-residential and commercial, small and large alike-are entitled to reliable, universal electricity service priced at a reasonable rate. This principle has been the bedrock of US state and federal regulation of the electric industry for decades, and, here, the author argues that it is being carelessly tossed aside in the name of "competition" or "choice". View full abstract»

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  • Hitachi, oracle are partners in protein-mapping megaproject

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):22 - 24
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  • EUV edging out rivals as next-generation IC fab tool

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):25 - 26
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  • IBM researchers devise nanotube ICs

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):26 - 27
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  • Big bear scientists use moon to measure earth's reflectance

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):27 - 28
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  • Microfluidics for complex computation?

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):28 - 29
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  • Cisco's accounting proved vulnerable to human error

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):32 - 34
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  • Scraping up spectrum for internet-enabled cell telephony

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):34 - 37
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  • UK privatizes air traffic control

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):37 - 39
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  • Look, ma, no hands

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):39 - 40
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  • Learning from hackers [open-source programming]

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):77 - 79
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    The author describes how the open-source movement can teach project managers a lot. Unlike the troublesome computer vandals about whom we read in the mainstream press, open-source hackers are people who "solve problems and build things". Most engineers would be proud to be described that way. So would most project managers. View full abstract»

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  • Fights and flights [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):80 - 82
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  • Websights [domain name registration]

    Publication Year: 2001
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    With the top-level .com name space now as overcrowded as many US telephone area codes, a set of long-standing disputes for control over top-level domains has erupted into open conflict. Several companies are going off on their own, assigning, for a fee, Internet addresses. The author describes how the problem is that addresses are not being coordinated Internetwide. The result is that the Internet... View full abstract»

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  • About hobgoblins and @ signs

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s): 98
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