Volume 38 Issue 7 • July 2001

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  • Digital radio takes to the road

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):40 - 46
    Cited by:  Papers (23)  |  Patents (6)
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    While the transition of television to a digital technology with its improved picture and sound quality has been a much publicized and controversial process, radio, has stayed in the background. But in 2001, in the United States, radio broadcasting is making its own digital leap. Two start-ups are introducing a new type of radio broadcast-subscription-based digital audio sent from satellites. With ... View full abstract»

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  • Energy woes [US National Energy Policy]

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):48 - 53
    Cited by:  Papers (2)
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    The long-awaited and much-discounted National Energy Policy report, issued by a task force headed by Vice president Dick Cheney, was not the one-dimensional document critics and adversaries of the Bush administration eagerly awaited. Much of the criticism since release of the report would seem, in fact, to reflect more what people expected to read than what is actually in the report. This paper ex... View full abstract»

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  • MEMS in space

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):56 - 61
    Cited by:  Papers (18)  |  Patents (4)
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    The satellite industry could experience its biggest revolution since it joined the ranks of commerce, thanks to some of the smallest machines in existence. Researchers are performing experiments designed to convince the aerospace industry that microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) could open the door to low-cost, high-reliability, mass-produced satellites. MEMS combine conventional semiconductor e... View full abstract»

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  • Seeing stars with digital eyes

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):62 - 67
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    The event horizon of a black hole and the most distant astronomical object ever observed are two of the many new views of the universe delivered to scientists by charge-coupled devices. This paper discusses the Advanced CCD Imaging Spectrometer and the X-ray CCDs used in the device. View full abstract»

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  • Planting seeds of technology [business start-up management]

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):68 - 73
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    In this paper, the author describes how, after successfully cofounding three communications companies, Judy Estrin is going for a fourth, this time to beget not more products, but more companies. View full abstract»

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  • European electricity deregulation will not level the playing field

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):15 - 16
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    The European Commission (EC) announced on 12 March 2001 a new directive for the electricity markets of its member states: all should be fully open to competition by January 2003. That is, all consumers, whether industrial or residential, in any nation in the European Union (EU), should be free to choose an electricity supplier. Here, the author argues that, while this seems an affirmation of free ... View full abstract»

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  • Neglect testing at your peril

    Publication Year: 2001
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    In developing products and systems, testing, and not design, is usually the more expensive, time-consuming, and difficult activity. Done correctly, development testing involves multidisciplinary teamwork from engineers proficient in design, development, manufacture, and maintenance. Testing ensures that the design meets performance, safety, durability, and reliability requirements, not to mention ... View full abstract»

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  • The collapse of the kyoto protocol and the struggle to slow global warming [Books]

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s): 78
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  • Time travel in Einstein's universe [Books]

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):79 - 80
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