Volume 38 Issue 9 • Sept. 2001

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  • Keeping cars from crashing

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):40 - 45
    Cited by:  Papers (85)  |  Patents (4)
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    Adaptive cruise control is here, the first step toward systems that can help cars keep their distance on crowded highways. These adaptive cruise control (ACC) systems use laser beams or radar to measure the distance from the vehicle they are in to the car ahead and its speed relative to theirs. If a car crosses into the lane ahead, say, and the distance is now less than the preset minimum (typical... View full abstract»

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  • China's big dams

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):46 - 51
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    China accounts for nearly half the worlds big dams, yet authorities there say that more than four-fifths of the country's hydroelectric potential remains unexploited. Accordingly, whether or how to build more dams there and elsewhere, and how to deal with the side-effects of dams already built or under construction, are big issues with regional and global implications. Dams have a role to play in ... View full abstract»

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  • Mindstorms: not just a kid's toy

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):52 - 57
    Cited by:  Papers (9)  |  Patents (1)
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    Robotic roller-coasters, mobile intelligent cat toys, a robotic disk jockey, an autonomous self-propelled video camera and a tiny mobile image scanner that builds up pictures by crawling millimeter by millimeter across a page are just some of the gadgets being produced by an R&D organization that few know even exists. The inventors are not part of a big research university or at some forward-l... View full abstract»

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  • Teaching from a clean slate

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):58 - 61
    Cited by:  Papers (2)
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  • Slipping down the privacy slope

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):65 - 66
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  • An engineer's view of venture capitalists

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):67 - 70
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  • Exploring what lies beneath

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):65 - 67
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  • Apple OS X the good, the bad, and the ugly

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):68 - 70
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  • The precious radio spectrum [Reflections]

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s): 90
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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