Volume 31 Issue 12 • Dec. 1994

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  • Today's view of magnetic fields

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):14 - 23
    Cited by:  Papers (17)  |  Patents (1)
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    Cancers or other health problems may be linked to a person's long-term exposure to LF EM fields. But while study after study-nearly a hundred now-has investigated the possibility, anomalous results make a clear conclusion elusive. Little as yet is known about how such a health link might operate or what aspects of EM fields might cause these problems. Here the author examines whether reducing expo... View full abstract»

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  • Navigating close to shore

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):24 - 31
    Cited by:  Papers (4)  |  Patents (1)
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    The author describes a new marine chart display information system that pinpoints a ship's position to within 3 meters and could have as great an impact as radar. The system uses an oceanographic chart on a video screen presented by an electronic data display information system (Ecdis) which looks much like a paper chart prepared by the hydrographic office. For its accuracy in fixing a ship's posi... View full abstract»

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  • Doubling the engineer's utility

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):32 - 39
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    The big challenge for military forces and their industrial supporters since the end of the cold war is how to convert technologies once viewed as exclusively military to serve civilian ends as well. The authors discuss a case of dual use in which a rigorous military method for designing complex computer systems appears suited to complicated civilian projects. The method is supported by a new langu... View full abstract»

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  • Looking good-whatever happens [engineering profession]

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):42 - 44
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    Engineers can be promoted for outstanding performance during an unsuccessful project-being seen in the right light is essential, no matter what a project's fate. A troubled project attracts upper-management scrutiny. This scrutiny gives an engineer unusual visibility and the chance to prove his or her ability and hence readiness for promotion. Outstanding problem-solving performance coupled to tha... View full abstract»

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