Volume 35 Issue 4 • April 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 - 10
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  • Blueprinting the bomb [Books]

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):12 - 14
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  • A Video Standards Compendium [Books]

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):14 - 15
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  • Recent books

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):15 - 72T2
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  • Calendar

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):16 - 72E4
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  • Washington watch

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s): 16T2
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  • Technically Speaking

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s): 17
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  • Few gold stars for precollege education

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):18 - 26
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    Educators have been struggling to improve the math and science proficiency and technological literacy of US primary and secondary school students for more than 40 years-with meager results. But many new initiatives at the local, state, and national levels offer new hope for turning the tide. Some of these initiatives are described. View full abstract»

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  • Companies steer new K-12 courses [education]

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):27 - 33
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    While studies show US students still behind their peers abroad in maths and science, efforts to find new ways of teaching show some promising results. After a decade of arms-length aid to US schools, industry is becoming deeply involved in such core school issues as curriculum reform and teaching practices-with some positive results. At issue is a workforce with the technical know-how to keep comp... View full abstract»

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  • Agents on the move [mobile software agents]

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):34 - 41
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    The author describes a new kind of software, based on artificial intelligence research, that can move itself from place to place to help people work more effectively. Known as agents, these artificial assistants are software components that live inside computer environments. Developed out of research in artificial intelligence (AI), agents were made in a variety of forms to perform all sorts of us... View full abstract»

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  • FED up with fat tubes

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):42 - 51
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    Field emission displays (FED) offer the best and brightest of two display worlds: the bright picture of bulky cathode-ray tube devices and the trim flat-panel picture of liquid-crystal displays. The similarities and differences between FED and CRT are briefly mentioned. The principles of FED operation, and the fabrication of the emitter array and anode, are described. View full abstract»

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  • Tubes: still vital after all these years

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):52 - 63
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    Though barely acknowledged in this solid-state world, vacuum tubes still rule where frequency is measured in gigahertz and power levels range upward from the kilowatt level. The author discusses the pros and cons of solid state devices and electron tubes. The benefits of tubes of solid state devices are outlined. Reliability and cathode exhaustion are also discussed. View full abstract»

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  • Software usage metrics for real-world software testing

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):64 - 68
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    The author describes how deciding when a software product is ready for release is being made easier by a program package that automatically collects data from beta testers so developers can know exactly who has tested which features on what platforms. View full abstract»

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  • EE's tools and toys

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):69 - 71
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  • Faults & failures

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s): 72
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    Downtime and outages on the Internet are eliciting louder criticism as the number of users of the information highway doubles every six months and service providers respond by rushing to expand the infrastructure. Back in the 1970s, a mistyped backslash might have denied network access to a few hundred university students. Today's errors can take out hundreds of thousands of users, reaping worldwi... View full abstract»

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  • Thirty years ago...

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s): 72T3
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  • Web sights

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s): 83
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  • A Truly interactive spice tool

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s): 84
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    Electronics Workbench EDA: Version 5.0 Interactive Image Technologies Ltd. Requires IBMPC-compatible with 486 or greater processor, at least 8MB RAMforWindows 3.1x or 95, 12MB for NT, 16MB being recommended. 20-MB hard disk space. Macintosh platforms are also supported. Price: US $995; educational, $299; student version, $79. View full abstract»

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  • Conformal EM analysis [Software Reviews]

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):84 - 85
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  • Coming in Spectrum

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s): 90
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