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IEEE Spectrum

Volume 38 Issue 11 • Nov. 2001

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  • Nuclear power gets a second look

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):32 - 33
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    The last nuclear power plant built in the United States was ordered in 1978, the year before the Three Mile Island accident stopped the growth of the US industry in its tracks. But, just in the past year: the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission extended for to more years six US power plants' operating licenses, which were about to expire after 40 years; the Bush administration's energy plan, released... View full abstract»

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  • Pragmatic concerns fuel nuclear support

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):34 - 36
    Cited by:  Patents (1)
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    In recent years, nuclear power has undergone some resurgence of interest as its supporters have positioned it as a solution to air pollution, global warming, and energy shortages. Since 1999, the percentage of people responding favorably has ranged from 46 percent to 52 percent. One poll of California residents taken in May 2001 during the period of rolling blackouts even showed 59 percent support... View full abstract»

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  • Pebble-bed design returns [nuclear reactor]

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):37 - 40
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    Chicago's Exelon Corp., the largest operator of nuclear plants in the United States, and three international partners will make a decision that could jump-start a nuclear revival. Led by South Africa's state utility Eskom, of Johannesburg, the four will decide whether to continue investing in the pebble-bed modular reactor technology. The concept originated in West Germany in the 1960s and 1970s, ... View full abstract»

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  • Reactorland: A board game

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):42 - 43
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    In this tongue-in-cheek game, players try to finance, license, and build a nuclear reactor in less time than the 5-10 years needed in real life. View full abstract»

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  • Canned heat [nuclear waste storage]

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):44 - 47
    Cited by:  Patents (10)
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    Fifty-nine years after the dawning of the nuclear age, not one country has managed to find anything more than a temporary resting place for its tons of nuclear detritus. Improvements in the design and operation of power reactors and scattered shortages of electricity this past summer have made the waste problem the biggest obstacle to any resurgence of nuclear power. Such a reemergence is needed, ... View full abstract»

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  • Extending life by half [nuclear power plant relicensing]

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):48 - 51
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    Licensed originally for just 40 years, one by one US nuclear power plants are qualifying for 20 more. So far 6 plants have had licenses renewed. The six were among the more than 40 percent of 103 operating US reactors whose licenses will expire before 2015, perhaps while they are still capable of efficient and safe production. Forty reactors may soon join the six; 14 have renewal applications in t... View full abstract»

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  • Core studies make comeback [nuclear engineering education]

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):52 - 53
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    A number of surprised nuclear engineering department heads are reporting their enrollments are up, in some cases for the first time in almost a decade, and are cautiously optimistic that this heralds a turnaround. Several explanations are possible. There's the Bush administration's pro-nuclear energy plan and the concern about the effects of burning fossil fuels on global warming. Also, some 40-ye... View full abstract»

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  • Unconventional nuclear weapons

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):54 - 55
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    Of the countless scenarios of terrorist mayhem, none quickens the pulse quite like the menace of a nuclear bomb. In light of the low-tech but catastrophic attacks on the World Trade Centre, building a nuclear bomb suddenly seems an unnecessarily difficult and risky proposition. Why build a bomb when there are far cheaper and simpler ways of waging nuclear terror? Analysts have accordingly turned t... View full abstract»

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  • Anatomy of malice [computer viruses]

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):56 - 60
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    As in controlling the spread of real diseases, the key to effective defenses against computer viruses is to understand the cause and mechanism of infection, not to focus on the symptoms. A computer virus that erases a user's files may seem very different from one that merely prints out the occasional annoying message, but chances are, they both got into the system in a similar fashion. Malicious s... View full abstract»

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  • A counterterrorist Manhattan Project

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):14 - 15
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  • Extreme ultraviolet lithography: will it be ready in time?

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):15 - 16
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  • Thinking about security

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s): 9
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  • First baby steps toward molecular electronics

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):18 - 19
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  • Britain's Payne may have key to all-optical routers

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):19 - 21
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  • At last, a magnetic refrigerator?

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):21 - 23
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  • Florida's high-tech haven

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):23 - 24
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  • Thyroid-blocking potassium iodide in growing demand

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):24 - 27
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  • Bush and congress converge on anti-terrorist legislation

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):27 - 28
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  • CO/sub 2/ makes fillings for chip cavities

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):28 - 29
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  • World's most powerful supercomputer hits full stride

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):29 - 31
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  • Appraising the performance of performance appraisals

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):61 - 63
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    As a ritual of corporate America, the days of the annual performance review may be numbered, thanks to managers and employees who've suffered through too many of them. They're the impetus behind a developing trend among US corporations to explore alternatives. That trend could have significant implications for employees across the globe, particularly in Japan, where an increasing number of firms a... View full abstract»

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  • When disaster strikes

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):63 - 64
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  • Inviting disaster lessons from the edge of technology [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s): 65
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  • How stuff works [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s): 65
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  • Exposing electronics [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s): 65
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