Volume 42 Issue 12 • Dec. 2005

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  • IEEE Spectrum - December 2005

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s): 01
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  • IEEE Spectrum - December 2005 - Vol 42 Num. 12 - Contents

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):1 - 5
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  • The Back Story: He Delivers

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s): 7
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  • Forum

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s): 8
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  • Spectral Lines: Nuclear Testing Goes Virtual

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s): 10
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  • Space mountain [submillimeter radio telescopes]

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):12 - 14
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  • Hard drive - robotic cars impress in rough road race

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  • Could Belgian diode lead to printable RFIDs?

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  • Hurricane watchers hit their mark [hurricane forecasting]

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):14 - 15
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  • Watch what you want [pornographic image sensor]

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):15 - 16
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  • The Atomic Energy Agency's Peace Prize

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):16 - 19
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  • Could simple mixed materials make flat lenses cheap?

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  • Digital TV trial brews in China

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):20 - 21
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  • Earthquake [earthquake warning systems]

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):22 - 27
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    Accurate earthquake warnings are, at last, within reach. Instead of coming from the mechanical phenomena that have been the focus of decades of study, however, they will come from electromagnetic phenomena. And, remarkably, these predictions will come from signals gathered not only at the earth's surface but also in the ionosphere. It has been observed that electromagnetic disturbances happen duri... View full abstract»

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  • Into deep ice [ice monitoring]

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):28 - 35
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    A team of researchers has embarked on a project called Glacsweb, which aims to determine how the Earth's ice masses will respond to the continued warming of the globe. By installing a wireless monitoring network of probes on the Briksdalsbreen, a large mass of frozen water in the town of Olden in southwestern Norway, the team hopes to record temperature, pressure and other variables for several mo... View full abstract»

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  • R&D 100 [IEEE Spectrum's fourth annual survey]

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):36 - 41
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    This paper presents the results of the IEEE Spectrum's fourth annual survey of the world's top 100 R&D spenders. While the top three spots were captured by the automobiles and components sector, the pharmaceuticals and biotechnology sector ranked as the second most research-intensive industry, just behind the software and services sector. Meanwhile, the trend in the technology hardware and equ... View full abstract»

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  • Getting a grip on the grid

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):42 - 47
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    When accidents occur in the systems that comprise an interconnected electric power grid, these accidents must be regarded as the symptom of inadequate grid design and management. As such, there is an urgent need for cross-regional reforms so that the best available technology is promptly put to use, without lengthy delays arising from the legislative or regulatory process. The reform process needs... View full abstract»

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  • The new standard-bearer

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):48 - 52
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    As China begins to increase its participation in international commerce, its introduction of several initiatives are threatening existing standards. These initiatives include alternative standards for communications network, called TD-SCDMA, and for tracking goods using radiofrequency ID tags. Critics have denounced these initiatives as a covert form of protectionism for China's high-tech sector. ... View full abstract»

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  • Media: Inside Hollywood

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):53 - 56
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  • Recovering from mistakes

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):56 - 57
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  • Patent reform cacophony

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):58 - 59
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  • Sci/Tech Museums

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):60 - 61
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  • Technically Speaking: Watchwords

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s): 88
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