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Europe plans a North Sea grid
The European Union hopes to generate a fifth of its electricity from renewable energies by 2020. But that can't be done unless its member states can easily move that electricity from one country toExpand
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Europe's semiconductor makers are back in the game
European chipmakers have bounced back after being declared nearly dead almost two decades ago - and despite one of the worst downturns in the global semiconductor industry. Three of the world's topExpand
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Talk Is Cheap
  • J. Blau
  • Engineering
  • IEEE Spectrum
  • 1 October 2006
The first-generation of low-cost handsets are now being delivered in developing countries such as Bangladesh, India, Nigeria and Yemen. These supercheap phones have been stripped of everything exceptExpand
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Germany faces a shortage of engineers
Even loosening immigration won't fill the gap, say experts – Germany needs to address the growing number of job openings for engineers if it hopes to keep its mighty manufacturing machine roaringExpand
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European carmakers turn lean 'n mean
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Car talk - [update]
  • J. Blau
  • Engineering
  • IEEE Spectrum
  • 1 October 2008
Under pressure to improve safety and reduce traffic congestion, fuel consumption, and carbon dioxide emissions, the European Union has spawned a batch of projects to give cars the ability toExpand
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News analysis: Wi-Fi hotspot networks sprout like mushrooms
What began as a plaything among technology buffs in the United States has quietly evolved into the fastest-growing wireless data application in the world. All over, networks based on the IEEE'sExpand
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Telephone TV [TV broadcasting]
  • J. Blau
  • Computer Science
  • IEEE Spectrum
  • 1 June 2005
TLDR
This paper discusses television broadcasting to mobile phones by using services that stream content to their handset over high-speed, packet-based cellular networks. Expand
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NSA surveillance sparks talk of nat ional internets
Just imagine the "network of all networks," the globe-spanning Internet, becoming a loose web of tightly guarded, nearly impermeable regional or even national networks. It seems antithetical to theExpand
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Carbon Caps for European Cars
  • J. Blau
  • Engineering
  • IEEE Spectrum
  • 1 June 2007
Nowadays, European automobiles generate about one-fifth of the European economy's total carbon dioxide emissions, compared with almost a third in the United States. This paper discusses how EuropeanExpand
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