IEEE Spectrum

Volume 40 Issue 7 • July 2003

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  • Spectral Lines The End of Money for Nothing?

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s): 7
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  • Spectral Lines Boost Your IQ, Build a Supercomputer

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s): 7
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  • Unite or face irrelevance

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):9 - 10
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    Last May, Sun Microsystems Inc. (Santa Clara, CA) and Red Hat Inc. (Raleigh, NC), which markets a version of the Unix operating system, announced that they would distribute each other's products worldwide. It is a hopeful sign for the information technology industry, but not nearly grand enough. In this article, the author argues that what we really need is for those two companies, along with Appl... View full abstract»

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  • Engineering, ethics & electricity

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):11 - 12
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    In this article, the author argues that engineers must share the blame for the billion-dollar debacles in the US electric utility industry. View full abstract»

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  • It's Cold Out There

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):13 - 15
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  • Danes Forge Nanotools

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s): 15
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    Reports on the development of a robotic nanoscale-sized hand (nanohand) at the Mikroelektronik Centret (MIC) in the Technical University of Denmark. View full abstract»

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  • Indian Company Stretches Fixed-Wireless Technology To Create Cellular Network

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):16 - 17
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  • Supercheap Supercomputer

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s): 17
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  • Flash of Brilliance or Flash in the Pan?

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s): 18
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  • Radio Pirates Grapple with U.S. Regulators

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s): 19
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  • They know where you are [location detection]

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):20 - 25
    Cited by:  Papers (40)  |  Patents (7)
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    New technologies-including cellphone location systems, radio frequency identification tags, and ultrawideband receivers-can pinpoint your whereabouts. In this article, the authors argue that they may make you safer-but what about your privacy?. View full abstract»

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  • Putting passives in their place [PCB integration]

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):26 - 30
    Cited by:  Papers (8)  |  Patents (2)
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    The next big thing in miniaturization is integrating resistors, capacitors, and inductors into circuit boards. These integrated passives would be a part of the circuit board itself, formed when the board was, so their overall cost would eventually be less than what manufacturers pay at present to buy and solder attach discrete devices. This article examines the advantages of this integration schem... View full abstract»

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  • More treasured texts [educational textbooks]

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):31 - 36
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    In this article, the author describes how the years after World War II saw the best textbooks renew an emphasis on theory and strive to educate students in the new fields of solid-state electronics and computers. View full abstract»

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  • The data alchemists

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):38 - 39
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    XML, the Extensible Mark-up Language will, in the next few years, replace HTML, the code that defines how a document looks when viewed by a Web browser. XML provides structure as well as looks to a document. While HTML can format things like headlines and tables, XML can define things like dates, invoice numbers, and prices. This means you can build data files, Web pages, or documents that can be ... View full abstract»

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  • Software Reviews Mightier Math Reloaded

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):40 - 41
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  • EE salaries: it could be worse

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):46 - 47
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    In this article the author examines salaries for electrical engineers in the USA. He believes that raises in the US will be modest this year (and don't even talk about stock options). View full abstract»

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  • Order and disorder [Reflections]

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s): 52
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