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IEEE Spectrum

Volume 32 Issue 3 • March 1995

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  • Remote sensing

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):24 - 31
    Cited by:  Papers (12)  |  Patents (5)
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    With the advent of powerful workstations and affordable software, data from remote-sensing satellites are at last being winnowed and sifted for special-purpose information, sometimes in combination with other inputs. Still more data will become available with the launch of new commercial satellites with high-resolution remote sensing. The author discusses the image processing aspects of remote sen... View full abstract»

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  • Slowing the aging of nuclear power plants

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):32 - 36
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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    As nuclear power plants need more maintenance as they age. However, the reactor core also gets hotter. The operator of an aging nuclear plant is caught between conflicting obligations: to increase the maintenance of an ever hotter facility, yet keep the exposure of each worker to an unprecedentedly low level. The solution chosen by the US utility industry is chemical decontamination-more specifica... View full abstract»

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  • The electronic motorist

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):37 - 48
    Cited by:  Papers (15)  |  Patents (2)
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    The shortcomings of the human driver are getting help from emerging technologies in the guise of navigation systems, engine immobilizers, night vision assistance, automated collision alert, air bag systems, low tyre pressure warning system, and fuzzy logic. The author describes these technologies. In particular the author describes some of the LCD display navigation systems, and intelligent transp... View full abstract»

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  • Re-engineering silicon: Si-Ge heterojunction bipolar technology

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):49 - 55
    Cited by:  Papers (38)  |  Patents (2)
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    Thanks to refined techniques of material growth, circuits based on Si-Ge devices have made their way to market and bode especially well for wireless communications. The author reviews material properties, HBT technologies and circuit applications.<<ETX>> View full abstract»

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  • Wilson Greatbatch

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):56 - 61
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    Millions of patients can thank this engineer literally from the bottom of their hearts because in 1958 he invented an implantable cardiac pacemaker, working in a barn outside Buffalo, N.Y. He has gone on improving it ever since, amid his countless other activities.<<ETX>> View full abstract»

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  • The in-house springboard to success [company job advertisements, career development]

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):62 - 64
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    The best starting point for career development is your own company's system for filling job openings from within. Infact, if you are not aware of the system and how to benefit from it, you could already be missing out on a good opportunity for advancement. Companies realize that most frequently the best candidate for a newly available position is someone already on their payroll. Drawing on the po... View full abstract»

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