Volume 16 Issue 6 • June 1979

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    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):1 - 2
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  • Contents

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s): 1
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  • Calendar

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    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s): 8
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  • News from Washington

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s): 9
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  • Energy report

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):10 - 11
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  • EEs' tools & toys

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):12 - 13
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  • Scanning the Institute

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s): 14
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  • Coming in Spectrum

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):14 - 16
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  • Spectral lines: Risk avoidance

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s): 17
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    The insistence by certain modern-day philosophers that we live in a “Chicken Little” world is overdrawn, but the exaggeration surely contains a degree of truth. Why is this? Those of conservative bent “ frequently members of the “establishment” - are traditionally inclined toward caution where risks are involved. But evidence of the trend is seen in liberal camps as well. It is apparent in the ins... View full abstract»

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  • Electronic watches: The quartz watch: Its life and times: Intervals between battery replacement will increase as the watch improves in accuracy and versatility

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):18 - 23
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    The article discusses the past development and the possible futuristic innovations in the quartz watch industry. Of primary concern is that the intervals between battery replacement will increase as the watch improves in accuracy and versatility. View full abstract»

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  • Video-bandwidth compression: a study in tradeoffs

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):24 - 29
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    Discusses the image compression technology where the aim is to narrow the transmitted band-width as much as possible. Such compression reduces the cost of transmission and for military use it reduces the susceptibility to interference, but the problem is that the higher the compression, the greater the loss of image quality. View full abstract»

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  • Military: particle-beam weapons: a controversy: `highly questionable' is the label applied by four M.I.T. scientists, but the U.S. department of defense is betting on the new scheme

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):30 - 35
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    With just two particle-beam weapon systems installed on satellites in geosynchronous earth orbit at 40000 km, a country could, theoretically, neutralize ICBMs or submarine-launched ballistic missiles fired from any site in the world. Such 'death ray' weapons, it is reported in a study by four physicists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, could - again theoretically - destroy enemy missi... View full abstract»

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  • Power/Energy: Solar Power Satellites: Microwaves deliver the power: Kilometer-diameter antennas would be used in this super system to transmit power to ground-based rectifying antennas

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):36 - 43
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    Discusses a microwave transmission system to convert solar energy and deliver to the earth as microwaves from a network of solar power satellites. The requirements to be met and the problems as yet unsolved are pointed out which are technological as well as constructional. View full abstract»

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  • NASA takes stock

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):44 - 49
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    Discusses the effect that the landing of the first human beings on the Moon had on the space exploration programme and its possible influence in the future. View full abstract»

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  • International trade: Japan's electronics markets: A pair of views: Some denigrate dumping practices; others say the U.S. and other countries must learn how to compete

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):50 - 53
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    Discusses aspects of the Japanese electronics markets with primary regard in the USA pointing out the dumping practices which they employ and positive action needed to be taken to protect US companies. View full abstract»

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  • New and recent IEEE publications

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):54 - 55
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  • IEEE tables of contents

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):56 - 57
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  • Meetings

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  • Book reviews

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):61 - 65
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  • New product applications: Universal development system supports all popular 8-bit microprocessor systems

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):66 - 74
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  • News from Industry

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  • News from the regions

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