Volume 39 Issue 4 • April 2002

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  • The future of the microprocessor business

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):34 - 39
    Cited by:  Papers (9)
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    In a century in which technology left few aspects of life unchanged in some countries, the microprocessor may have been the most transformative of all. In three decades it has worked itself into our lives with a scope and depth that would have been impossible to imagine during its early development. In this paper, the authors argue that customization and speed-to-market will continue to drive the ... View full abstract»

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  • Can you trust your car? [automotive electronics reliability testing]

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):40 - 45
    Cited by:  Papers (5)  |  Patents (1)
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    Car electronics-especially those under the hood that control the throttle, the antilock brakes and other safety-critical systems-should work in kinds of weather. This paper describes how, to ensure reliability, carmakers test these electronics, and the cars, in special weather chambers. View full abstract»

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  • Flywheel batteries come around again

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):46 - 51
    Cited by:  Papers (109)  |  Patents (3)
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    Today's flywheel batteries, embody technological advances, and they are serious contenders for a variety of important energy-storage applications. They are, for example, competitive with chemical batteries in applications like transportation or improving power quality, which involve many charge-discharge cycles and little in the way of long-term storage. Progress in power electronics, particularly... View full abstract»

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  • Keeping watch on glucose

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):52 - 57
    Cited by:  Papers (8)  |  Patents (1)
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    New monitors help fight the long-term complications of diabetes. While a great many innovative technologies have been proposed, only a fraction are in advanced stages of development. They fall into three categories: implantable monitors, transdermal (through the skin) meters, and meters depending on spectroscopic methods. Each is a far cry from the painful methods used over the last several decade... View full abstract»

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  • Leave the driving to your car?

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s): 9
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  • Forum - digital divisiveness

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):10 - 12
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  • India: telemedicine's great new frontier

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):16 - 17
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    Champions of telemedicine, the systematic application of information and telecommunications technology to the practice of healthcare, have been very patient. By the 1980s, pilot projects begun amid great hopes in the 1950s and 1960s had fizzled out for the most part. More recently, however, telemedicine has undergone something of a resurgence, as technology has begun catching up with aspirations. ... View full abstract»

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  • Euro Space Agency opens '02 with a bang

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):18 - 20
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    This paper presents an overview of European Space Agency (ESA) projects due for the year 2002. These include the launch of the Envisat Earth observation satellite, the Insat 3C telecommunications satellite and an International Space Station mission. View full abstract»

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  • Looking to eat Nokia's lunch [3G cell phones]

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):20 - 21
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    Microsoft and Intel want to create a template for third-generation wireless devices, but they're not alone. This Microsoft-Intel initiative sets the stage for a big battle with the leading manufacturers of mobile phones. The present paper discusses the talks being held between several companies and the prospects for collaborations. View full abstract»

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  • Drilling holes in Mars

    Publication Year: 2002
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    This paper describes an electric drill that will make the first holes in rocks on Mars. Attached to a robotic arm on the mission's roving vehicle, the Rover Rock Abrasion Tool will bore holes 45 mm in diameter and 5 mm deep in Mars rocks. To make each indentation, Honeybee has been allotted only 32.5 Wh. The drill itself with its diamond bit weighs just 0.7 kg. View full abstract»

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  • Radio contact in high-rises can quit on firefighters

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):24 - 27
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    During the crucial minutes when firefighters needed them most, the handheld radios used by the Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY) at the World Trade Center (WTC) on 11 September did not work. This illustrated that wireless communication in skyscrapers is an unsolved and dangerous problem. Could ultrawideband offer solutions? UWB contrasts sharply with conventional radio systems such as... View full abstract»

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  • India to use global positioning in civil air navigation system

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):27 - 28
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    In the footsteps of the United States, Europe, and Japan, Indian air authorities are undertaking the mammoth task of fielding a navigation system for civil aviation based on signals from Global Positioning System (GPS) satellites. The Satellite Based Augmentation System (SBAS) is intended to fill the gap between systems developed by the advanced industrial countries, resulting in an unbroken servi... View full abstract»

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  • New technology transforms tactics in Afghanistan [warfare technology]

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):30 - 33
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    The astonishingly successful US bombing campaign in Afghanistan marks the beginning of a new era of battle. For the first time in the history of air warfare, a largely remote onslaught toppled a hostile government. This paper examines how the wide use of precision-guided bombs has revolutionized warfare. View full abstract»

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  • Noncombatant deaths

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):32 - 33
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  • Sham? Shame! The Electric Power Industry [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s): 59
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  • Pesky home networks trouble cable behemoths

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):60 - 62
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    Are wireless router users stealing broadband Internet access? The author discusses the application of the NAT (network address translation ) protocol into wireless routers which allows several computers to share a single Internet address. Wireless networks using NAT connect with a cable or DSL modem and then the whole wireless network has Internet access. View full abstract»

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  • Over the solid-state rainbow

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s): 62
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  • On point for the military [integrated fighting ensemble combat outfit]

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):65 - 67
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    The US Army is in the midst of a transformation. In this paper, the author examine who defines the technology that is going to make this happen. The paper details how the aim is to create an integrated fighting ensemble combat outfit, which carries with it everything that a soldier will need. View full abstract»

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  • A million dollar idea-and your next job [intellectual property engineers]

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):67 - 69
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    The legal world has many opportunities for engineers and other technically trained people. With the burgeoning of patent applications and patent-related disputes, and the greater complexity of inventions, the demand for intellectual property (IP) engineers will only increase. Some work as patent agents, which means they file patent applications on behalf of inventors and practice before the US Pat... View full abstract»

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  • Mining the genome

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):69 - 71
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    Having tackled the human genome, Celera's Gene Myers is now advancing on proteins and drug development. This article discusses Myers' work on developing computational biology for the human genome project. The further development of computational biology for the pharmaceutical industry is also discussed. View full abstract»

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  • All's well that ends well

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s): 82
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  • The sun is not enough

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):62 - 63
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