Volume 35 Issue 3 • March 1998

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  • IEEE Spectrum - Front cover

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s): c1
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  • Newslog

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s): 1
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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):2 - 4
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  • Forum

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):6 - 8
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  • An EE Who Swayed The World (Book Review)

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):10 - 12
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  • A Many-Faceted Gem (Book Review)

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):12 - 16
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  • Recent books

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):16 - 68T2
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  • Calendar

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):17 - 68E7
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  • EV watch

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):22 - 23
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  • Innovations

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s): 24
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  • Washington watch

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s): 24T2
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  • Life in the interrupt mode [Reflections]

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s): 25
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  • Satellites free the mobile phone

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):26 - 35
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    A variety of satellite systems, soon to go into orbit, will bounce voice and data between wireless handheld phones anywhere on Earth. Peripatetic users will be able to switch at will between conventional terrestrial service and the new satellite systems wherever they roam. Some of the satellite-based land mobile services are or will be worldwide, others cover broad geographical regions. All are ch... View full abstract»

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  • Economy-class ion-defying ICs in orbit

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):36 - 41
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    Space can be hostile in the extreme to the electronics in the hundreds of satellites now being readied for launch into low orbit. This paper describes how, now more than ever, satellite designers need an economical method of protecting their circuits from permanent damage and transient failure caused by the radiation belts that surround the Earth. View full abstract»

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  • Fine-tuning time in the space age

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):42 - 51
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    The precise knowledge of the correct time on which much of modern society depends relies on Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), distributed by the satellites of the Global Positioning System. This paper describes how UTC is but just the latest step in the long evolution of time standards. View full abstract»

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  • Berlin's new powerhouse [combined cycle power plant]

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):52 - 57
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    The authors describe a state-of-the-art combined-cycle, cogeneration plant, designed to provide the heart of reunited Berlin with heat and air conditioning as well as electricity, which, they argue, provides a model worthy of emulation. View full abstract»

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  • Grand illusion: the risks of Cassini [nuclear space power]

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):58 - 65
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    No one denies the nuclear thermoelectric generator on board the Saturn-bound spacecraft poses some threat to the Earth, but who can really tell to what degree? The author describes that "risk" was calculated, but asks how. View full abstract»

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  • EE's tools and toys

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):66 - 68
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  • Thirty years ago...

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):68T4 - 68T7
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  • Web sights

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s): 69
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  • Coming in Spectrum

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s): 86
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