Volume 31 Issue 10 • Oct. 1994

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  • Alfred Yi Cho [biography]

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):70 - 73
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  • Survival of the fittest [technical skills development]

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):67 - 69
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    Occupational health is similar to physical health-you have to keep working at it and looking ahead, and not put off responding till symptoms of trouble are obvious. The authors discuss a six step skill development process based on the analogy between physical and technical fitness, will force you to take the initiative and work with management to align its needs with yours. The six steps are: iden... View full abstract»

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  • A long road to overnight success [optical disc storage]

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):60 - 66
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    Optical data storage once seemed to be failing, and the lessons to be learned from its turnaround apply to other high-tech products. The author discusses the four obstacles which may have caused the problems and how they were overcome. The various types of optical disc technologies are explained. Future market strategies for the optical disc are also discussed.<<ETX>> View full abstract»

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  • Defense acquisition: grab the ax

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):55 - 59
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    The Department of Defense's acquisition system is 'broke' and fixing it requires the involvement of all concerned. The author discusses the problems with the system and the strategies needed to solve them.<<ETX>> View full abstract»

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  • Europe's supercollider project

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):47 - 54
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    With the U.S. supercollider dead, the project's orphans are scrambling to get aboard Europe's proton-smashing Large Hadron Collider.<<ETX>> View full abstract»

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  • Homemade watts for rural India

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):44 - 46
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    Subsidized by the government, about 62000 stand-alone photovoltaic systems supply villages with power for light, TV, radio, and pumping water. Commercial applications to remote VHF radiotelephone links and more are also opening up.<<ETX>> View full abstract»

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  • Water from the African sun

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):40 - 43
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    One of the world's most ambitious photovoltaic programs is pumping water from wells in the drought prone Sahel region. An important side benefit is an infrastructure trained in installing and maintaining the systems.<<ETX>> View full abstract»

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  • Photovolts for villages

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):34 - 39
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    A relatively few successful applications of solar photovoltaic electric systems in developing countries may open the door to massive worldwide deployment of similar systems, conditioned upon affordable finance. The author discusses the implementation of PV systems from the 1960s to date, and then discusses five problems associated with such schemes: financial, institutional, interpersonal, infrast... View full abstract»

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  • Appropriate technologies [photovoltaic power generation]

    Publication Year: 1994
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    The use of technology to improve health and general well-being of much of the world's population-and do so at affordable cost-presents electrical and electronics engineers with unusual challenges and opportunities. The topic covered in this paper is photovoltaics, which has the potential of bringing electric energy to millions of remote rural households, greatly enhancing their quality of life. Ph... View full abstract»

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  • Advancing step by step

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):27 - 31
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    Restoring movement to paralyzed limbs by means of electrical stimulation has been a research goal for over 30 years. Recently, those efforts have borne commercial fruit in a system that gives some people who are paralyzed limited use of their legs. Still, before a large number of paralyzed people can achieve full dexterity and mobility, much work has yet to be done. Formidable multidisciplinary pr... View full abstract»

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  • Technology combats disabilities

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):24 - 26
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    The author focusses on advances in equipment that offset physically functional limitations. He discusses how disabled and elderly people are using aids that enhance mobility (walking a certain distance, lifting a weight, or climbing stairs) as well as sensory faculties (seeing print, hearing conversation, and speaking intelligibly).<<ETX>> View full abstract»

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