Originally Published MPMN
Originally Published MPMNMay 2003
E-NEWSMy Favorite Bookmarks
by Stuart Kingsley, Chief Scientist
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (www.ieee.org) site is a professional resource containing scientific papers on a variety of engineering topics. Dating from 1960, the papers are searchable by author and journal using the IEEE Xplore function and can be downloaded in PDF format. As a member of IEEE, I receive print copies of some of its publications, but I still use the on-line search function because it's much quicker than looking by hand.
The International Society for Optical Engineering (www.spie.org) is another engineering organization that I belong to. The group's Web page contains industry news, a technical library, conference information, and product data for a number of companies. My firm does a lot of work with optical modulators and sensors, and I find that this site's Photonics Gateway section is a particularly useful resource.
PC Magazine (www.pcmag.com) is where I go when I want to answer general computer-related questions or get an accurate review of the latest hardware and software. In today's high-tech world, it's important to have the right tools for the job, and this page helps to make sure that happens. The best part is that you don't have to have a subscription to view any of the listings.
Expedia (www.expedia.com) is one of the many Web resources for purchasing airline tickets at discounted prices. Because of the way that some airlines handle frequent-flier miles, it may be more cost-efficient in the long run to purchase tickets directly from their individual home pages, but I often come to Expedia first to get a quick overview of the market. You can also use the site to reserve hotel rooms or rent cars.
Srico Inc. (Columbus, OH; www. srico.com) designs all-optical sensors for measuring and transmitting analog and digital data in electrically noisy or hazardous environments. In the medical field, the company's products include units for electrodiagnostic, patient-monitoring, and functional MRI applications.
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