Volume 17 Issue 7 • July 1980

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  • [Front matter]

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):1 - 2
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  • Contents

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s): 1
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  • [Advertisements]

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):2 - 5
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  • Calendar

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):6 - 7
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  • News from Washington

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s): 8
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  • Energy report

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):8 - 9
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  • Forum

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):10 - 11
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  • The engineer at large

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):12 - 13
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  • Scanning the Institute

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s): 14
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  • Coming in Spectrum

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):14 - 15
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  • Best bits: Applications of microprocessors: Aiding the disadvantaged

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):16 - 20
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    About four million children of school age have communication disabilities, according to Dr. Haig Kafafian, head of the Cybernetics Research Institute at Upsala College in New Jersey. Many would benefit from relatively inexpensive home communication aids. He believes the cost can be brought down with microprocessor-driven interfaces. View full abstract»

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  • Spectral lines: A secret that's no surprise

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s): 21
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    A number of observers have recently expressed chagrin that Japanese manufacturers have moved into a position where they are claiming superiority in quality and productivity of high technology products over those of other advanced countries, including the U.S. To seasoned Japan-watchers, however, it is not a surprise. View full abstract»

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  • Instrumentation: Digital storage oscilloscopes: Digital scopes may evolve like the digital multimeter, offering data-capture, transfer, and processing in addition to present capabilities

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):22 - 25
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    Considers the latest developments in digital storage oscilloscopes such as vast increases in the storage bandwidth, ability to store waveform data indefinitely as well as capturing and displaying waveform measurements. Also the possibility of interfacing with computers is explored which allows automatic signal processing and waveform analysis and the results can be displayed on the oscilloscope sc... View full abstract»

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  • Communications: Radio goes underground: Communicating in mine tunnels has been taken seriously by radio and microwave engineers only in the last decade

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):26 - 29
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    Considers underground radio techniques for communications in mines and underground mass transportation systems. Development of this new science is presented, serious research in the field of underground communication having only started about ten years ago, and the problems encountered and the appropriate solutions are given. View full abstract»

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  • Nuclear power: Mitigating the effects of a nuclear accident: Regulators, states, and utilities argue about distance, time, communication, and who's in charge

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):30 - 35
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    Considers measures for protecting the public in case of any future nuclear reactor accident discussed by government officials in USA. Points of weakness are highlighted and the date of implementation is questioned and on the whole the measures are shown to be insufficient. View full abstract»

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  • Computers: Electronics aids the athlete: Biomechanical systems are useful in human factors engineering, and in the design of sports equipment and prosthetic devices

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):36 - 39
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    Considers the use of sophisticated software programs and high-speed computer systems by athletes to peak their performances and find ways to improve them. Also considers the growing application of understanding biomechanical systems and utilising it in the design of sports equipment and prosthetic devices. View full abstract»

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  • Careers: We look at ourselves: Young EEs on their way up: From round-table discussions, a profile emerges of successful engineers and how they view their work

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):40 - 43
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    Considers various aspects of the work of electrical engineers, their criteria and motives for working and their valuable contributions towards the western world's property. View full abstract»

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  • Politics of technology: OTA: Congress' own think tank: After seven years of controversy, the Office of Technology Assessment is shunning the spotlight to survive in a ‘political jungle’

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):44 - 47
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    Wouldn't it be a great idea to place a microscopic chip in commercial explosives so that, following a terrorist bombing, law enforcement officials could trace the explosive used to its last legal sale? Wouldn't that help to control terrorists? View full abstract»

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  • New and recent IEEE publications

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):48 - 49
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  • IEEE tables of contents for current and future publications

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):50 - 55
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  • Meeting previews

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):56 - 59
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  • Book reviews

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):60 - 63
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  • New product applications

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):64 - 64P
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  • News from Industry

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s): 65
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  • News from region 1

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s): 66
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