Volume 33 Issue 3 • March 1996

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  • IEEE Spectrum - Front cover

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s): c1
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  • Newslog

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s): 1
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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):2 - 4
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  • Forum

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):6 - 8
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  • Circuits of the Mind [books]

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):9 - 11
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  • Five Equations that Changed the World: the Power and Poetry of Mathematics [Books]

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s): 11
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  • Calendar

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):12 - 68E4
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  • Program notes

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s): 15
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  • EV watch

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s): 16
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  • Washington watch

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):18T2 - 18T4
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  • Recent books

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):18T6 - 66T8
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  • Why am I here? [Reflections]

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s): 19
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  • Employment roundtable: $urvival calls for more than technical fitness [Careers]

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):20 - 31
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  • The strange senses of other species

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):32 - 37
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    The author describes how researchers are revealing how some animals use electric and magnetic fields to perceive their environs. Aside from the fascination of peering through gates of perception normally closed to human beings, scientists see practical spin-offs from research into these barely imaginable senses. For example, new ocean sensors modeled after the exquisitely sensitive electroreceptor... View full abstract»

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  • Volta as volmeter

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):38 - 41
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    Alessandro Volta was the first to close the circuit deliberately and thus make an electric current flow continuously. The discovery was seminal: it lies at the root of the science of electricity, revolutionizing all other branches of science and technology. In a letter dated March 20, 1800, the eminent Italian physicist described two variations of what came to be known as the voltaic cell, and dea... View full abstract»

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  • The Air Force R&D Balancing Act

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):45 - 51
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    On Dec. 9, IEEE Spectrum interviewed U.S. Air Force Major General Richard R. Paul on his service‚Äôs R&D efforts and critical issues in acquisition and development. The general is director of science and technology for the Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (AFB), in Ohio. The science and technology program in his charge has an annual budget of US $1.46 b... View full abstract»

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  • Broadcasting with digital audio

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):52 - 59
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    Digital audio broadcasting will come on-line worldwide in the next few years. The technology-also known as digital audio radio or digital sound broadcasting-promises to provide sound of compact-disk quality, nearly free from multipath distortion or other transmission interferences. And digital audio broadcasting (DAB) is not just for sound: all sorts of information, digitally encoded, will be tran... View full abstract»

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  • Fieldbus brings protocol to process control

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):60 - 64
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    Recognizing the harvest to be reaped from a standardized interface for interconnecting their wares, the makers of electronic test and measuring instruments long ago devised the arrangement now known as the Standard Digital Interface for Programmable Instrumentation, or IEEE Standard 488. Movers and shakers in the world of process control saw things differently, as a consequence, that industry stil... View full abstract»

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  • Web sights

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s): 65
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  • EEs' tools & toys

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):69 - 70
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  • Coming in Spectrum

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s): 84
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