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Engineering Science and Education Journal

Issue 2 • Date Apr 1996

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  • Practical applications of high temperature superconductors

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):51 - 56
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    The author summarises the state-of-the-art in the use of high temperature superconductors in electrical engineering applications. Low power applications include antennas, resonators, delay lines, solid state devices for fast switching, and digital logic. High power applications include fault current limiters, machines, and power distribution (power cables). The author also discusses magnetic field... View full abstract»

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  • Geothermal energy

    Publication Year: 1996
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  • Invention before Adam and Eve

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):57 - 62
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    Many of man's discoveries and their applications have been anticipated by the so-called `lower orders' of living creature. This article gives some examples and the author suggests that the artificial division between engineering and biology has been a hindrance to our progress which should not be allowed to continue. In particular the author discusses nature's engineering, mathematics in nature, a... View full abstract»

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  • Trends in engineering education

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):65 - 74
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    This paper, which is based on an address given to the IEE South East Wales Area, examines some of the issues which are currently affecting the direction of engineering education in the United Kingdom. After considering the issues, a model is proposed to explain the situation. From this it is proposed that the only lasting solution is a partnership between industry, the profession and academe aimed... View full abstract»

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  • Travelling the superhighways to the future [education technology]

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):75 - 80
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    The accelerating changes that are taking place in information access, in particular the much vaunted information superhighways with the possibility of global interconnectivity, promise new opportunities for business and education. There is a strong interaction between the development of new telecommunication networks and the concept of the virtual organisation. The paper suggests that the UK is in... View full abstract»

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  • The beginnings of electric street lighting in the City of London

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):81 - 88
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    From the time of the first experimental arc lamps on Holborn Viaduct in 1878 to the first permanent electric street lamps in 1891, the denizens of the City of London were subjected to many forms of lighting in which, at one time, electricity played no part and the Viaduct itself reverted to gas lamps on one side and oil on the other. Amongst the many proposals for electric lighting was one from th... View full abstract»

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  • Urban energy needs and the environment

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):89 - 95
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    Forecasts of a huge climatic shock to the Earth may be ignored. However the fact remains that the Earth is getting warmer. Experts have warned that carbon dioxide and sodium dioxide emissions must be controlled if catastrophe is to be avoided. However, developing countries, with their expanding populations, will increasingly demand energy to improve their standards of living. They will almost cert... View full abstract»

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The Engineering Science and Education Journal was published by the IET between 1992 and 2002.

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