IEEE Spectrum

Volume 42 Issue 8 • Aug. 2005

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  • IEEE Spectrum

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s): 01
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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):3 - 5
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  • The Back Story: An Elevated Mission

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s): 7
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  • Forum

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s): 8
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  • Spectral Lines: Jack St. Clair Kilby (1923-2005): Engineering Monolith

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s): 10
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  • Europe to join Russia in building next space shuttle

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):12 - 14
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    This paper reports on the cooperative effort between Russia and Europe to build a next-generation manned space shuttle. The announcement was made at the Paris Air Show as Russian officials confirmed earlier reports that their partners at the European Space Agency would join the Russian effort to build a new reusable orbiter, dubbed Kliper. While Kliper's principal mission is to ensure that the Int... View full abstract»

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  • Airbus vs. Boeing: some battle stats

    Publication Year: 2005
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    Although Airbus's A380 super jumbo jet amazed onlookers in the Paris Air show, Airbus may have made missteps that led Boeing back into the game instead of emerging dominant after outselling its archrival in world markets for the last four to five years. This article relates the on-going competition between archrivals, Airbus and Boeing. The events that followed sparked suits and countersuits at th... View full abstract»

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  • Shedding light on organic transistors: insights could lead to brighter and cheaper displays

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):15 - 16
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    The first single-crystal organic transistor that can be switched on and off by light is giving physicists a unique peek into the way photons interact with organic semiconductors. For the makers of organic light-emitting diode (OLED) displays, which are used in everything from cameras to mobile phones, poor understanding of light's interactions with material properties becomes a problem. Today's am... View full abstract»

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  • India may resuscitate disputed Enron plant: summer shortages give new life to India's biggest power project

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):18 - 19
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    An unprecedented power crisis in India's western state of Maharashtra has prompted fresh talks to complete and turn on the 2284 MW Dabhol power plant, which was abandoned after local authorities and an Enron-led consortium came to an impasse over electricity pricing in 2000. The improved prospects for Dabhol, in turn, have awakened hopes that India's entire power industry may finally change for th... View full abstract»

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  • Tracking a great white [electronic tracking tag]

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):20 - 21
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    Researchers at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, in California, took a big step forward in penetrating the secrets of the great white shark, thanks to the capture of a young female shark and a fourth-generation electronic tracking tag. To obtain basic information, researchers use tags with microprocessors and flash memory to record various parameters, such as water pressure and light levels. These implan... View full abstract»

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  • Photo Essay: Lookin' for Love Photograph

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):22 - 23
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  • The African hacker [software development]

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):24 - 29
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    This paper narrates the success story of Hermann Chinery-Hesse, chief of Soft Tribe Ltd. located at Ghana, West Africa. Chinery-Hesse has made a small fortune writing software, working as a systems architect, and selling computer code to hundreds of businesses in his country. Through Soft, Chinery-Hesse has also been providing training programs for the country's growing population of full-time pro... View full abstract»

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  • The interplanetary Internet [networked space communications]

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):30 - 35
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    This paper discusses the current debate among NASA engineers on how to best achieve a networked model of interplanetary communications. While there are those who believe that existing Internet protocols can be extended deep into space, others believe that these Internet protocols need to be supplemented with new ones to network remote space. View full abstract»

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  • A hoist to the heavens [space elevators]

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):36 - 41
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    This paper discusses the possibility of using space elevators as an alternative to rocket boosters for space exploration. With the advent of carbon nanotube composites, the space elevator concept has fast been gaining mainstream acceptance. With a space elevator providing cheap, easy, low-risk access to space, people's lives on Earth could be immeasurably enhanced as the wealth of the solar system... View full abstract»

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  • This looks like a job for superatoms [atom lasers]

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):42 - 47
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    This paper provides a brief description of how to build an atom laser and discusses some of its potential practical applications. View full abstract»

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  • Of modes & men [user interfaces]

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):48 - 53
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    This paper describes the career history of Larry Tesler, Vice President of User Experience and Design Department at Yahoo! Inc. It also presents some of the user interface innovations Tesler pioneered. View full abstract»

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  • My dad's computer: a conservation with Internet security expert William R. Cheswick

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):55 - 56
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    This paper presents an interview with William R. Cheswick, a leading Internet security expert and chief scientist at the NJ-based provider of network intelligence, Lumeta Corp. View full abstract»

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  • Tools & Toys: It's All On The Wrist

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):57 - 58
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  • New legal code [software patents]

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):60 - 62
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    Software is math and pure mathematics is supposed to be unpatentable, making every software patent issued a legal contradiction. This paper explores the current economic consequences of having a contradiction enshrined in U.S. intellectual property law and propose that instead of software patents, we rely on another, already existing method that can protect innovators from exploitation: copyright.... View full abstract»

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  • The art of delegating

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):62 - 63
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    This paper discusses the importance of learning how to delegate responsibilities to subordinates in order to realize career advancement as a manager. It enumerates four basic steps that are involved in delegating, and underlines the importance of effective delegation as this indicates ones readiness to take on more responsibility and advance in ones career. View full abstract»

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  • Technically Speaking: The Spyware Nightmare

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s): 72
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