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The growth and development of the optical computing field is reviewed. The range of aspects explored includes the best materials for electrooptic devices, the circuits that can be built from those… (More)
For pt.I see ibid., vol.21, no.9, p.48 (1984). The outlook for emerging direct-broadcast satellite technology and entrenched cable television is examined. The two technologies are considered from the… (More)
The impact of declines in defense spending on industry is considered. Cutbacks following World War II and the Korean and Vietnam Wars are examined in an attempt to assess what the effect would be if… (More)
The synergy between electrotechnology and the military needs of World War II is examined. The development and use of radar is discussed, and eavesdropping and jamming activity is described. The rise… (More)
This special report draws on both statistics and individual case studies to ascertain the level and implications of worldwide disruptions and opportunities with regard to employment. It is noted that… (More)
Major emphasis in the survey is on long-distance fiber-optic networks, direct-broadcast satellites, and low-cost PBXs, and how they bring increased communications capacity to customers.
In 1985, giant steps were taken in bringing the integrated services digital network (ISDN) to fruition around the world. This progress was aided by the continued installation of fiber-optic systems.… (More)
The philosophy behind product liability is discussed, and the questions of what is defective and who is the victim are examined. Ways to reduce liability risk are described.
The use of a flexible manufacturing system by Japan's National Bicycle Industrial Co. to build semicustom bicycles to customer specifications is described. The diamond-shaped frame is built to the… (More)
The three basic types of robotlike machines that are commercially available are described. It is pointed out that the true home robots available today consist essentially of personal computers on… (More)