Volume 19 Issue 12 • Dec. 1982

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    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):1 - 3
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  • Contents

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  • Calendar

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  • Forum

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  • News from Washington

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s): 12
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  • Energy report

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):12 - 13
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  • Scanning the Institute

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  • Coming in Spectrum

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  • The engineer at large

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s): 15
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  • Whatever happened to fluid logic?

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s): 16
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  • Speakout

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):17 - 18
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  • Spectral lines: Walking the technology-transfer tightrope

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s): 19
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    Historians tell us that, in the United States at least, the need to protect information about military technology was virtually nonexistent prior to 1860. Before that, all adversaries used essentially identical weapons, so there were no secrets. But during the Civil War torpedoes and mines arrived on the scene. Inventors had a field day devising ingenious designs, and although many of them were ne... View full abstract»

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  • Consumer electronics: Video games: The electronic big bang

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):20 - 21
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    The video-games industry, the design of game hardware and software, and the psychology of games are examined in this special three-part report. View full abstract»

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  • II. Design: High technology, low cost

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):22 - 30
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    A roomful of engineers watch the flight of a rocket on a small video screen. They control it with the help of a supercomputer. The year is 1969. The experience was to cost the United States $300 million. The goal was to put a man on the moon-money was no object. View full abstract»

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  • III. Psychology: Mind and matter

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):30 - 33
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    The attraction video games have for some players borders on addiction: What are the psychological factors that incite people to play video games, and what may be the implications of widespread game play? View full abstract»

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  • Solid state: VHSIC: A status report: The first two years of the program's lifespan is viewed by some as gestation and others as incubation. When will the baby walk?

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):34 - 39
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    Discusses the current state of the program, some of the problems that have arisen, their resolutions, and what changes they have brought about. Some hypotheses are added concerning both the future of the VHSIC project and what impact it may have on the future of the VLSI industry. View full abstract»

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  • Power/energy: Thyristors: Future workhorses in power transmission: Research is under way to cut energy losses and costs and to improve reliability

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):40 - 45
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    High-power thyristors that can pass up to 3000 amperes and withstand, when turned off, up to 5000 volts are under development. Thyristors are being used in the control of reactive power flowing along AC lines, and the conversion of AC power into DC, and vice versa, for transmission over long distances or for tying together neighboring asynchronous power grids. Energy loss and cost reduction work i... View full abstract»

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  • Management: Six steps to becoming a successful entrepreneur: Starting one's own business requires both capital and a `feeling' knowing how others did it may help

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):46 - 51
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    Since the 1947 invention of the transistor at Bell Laboratories and the subsequent formation of the Shockley Transistor Co. by one of the inventors, William Shockley, engineers with ideas for new products, new markets, or new methods of management have left secure positions to start their own companies. Engineers exploiting breakthroughs in semiconductor manufacturing, computers, computer peripher... View full abstract»

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  • New and recent IEEE publications

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):52 - 53
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  • Meeting previews

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  • New product applications: Interactive graphics design system uses station based on 8086 microprocessor and 68000 cluster controllvi

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):56 - 58
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    The Scaldsystem is a computer-aided engineering package that consists of a complete set of hardware, procedures, and computer programs. View full abstract»

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  • IEEE tables of contents

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):59 - 61
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  • Book reviews

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):62 - 73
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