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Engineering Science and Education Journal

Issue 3 • Date Jun 1998

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  • Electrical power engineering systems: an assessment of their impact on global climatic change

    Page(s): 113 - 121
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    Energy expenditure, energy utilization, fossil fuel reserves and reservoir depletion rates collectively disguise and distract attention from the impact of engineering practice on potential climate change. These diversions are further compounded by the attention paid to strategic economic policies which may be microfocused or, alternatively, may be on a wider scale encompassing gross domestic product studies on a continental basis. This paper addresses some of the critical issues View full abstract»

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  • The university-industry gap and its effect on research and development

    Page(s): 122 - 125
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    In both developed and developing countries, a gap exists between universities and industry. In developed and industrialised countries, universities are in the process of forsaking their ivory towers and forging strong links with industry mainly through sponsored research and continuing education. In developing countries, the gap is very wide indeed. This paper analyses the university-industry gap syndrome and suggests means by which the gap can be reduced. Since research plays a very important role in promoting university-industry ties, the role of R&D as a linkage between universities and industry is also discussed View full abstract»

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  • Infrared spectroscopy and allied techniques

    Page(s): 107 - 112
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    Identification of unknown materials, and of changes in known materials, is important to many manufacturers and suppliers. Infrared spectroscopy and the combination of thermal and infrared techniques allow forensic analysis, and identification, of new and stressed materials. An overview of various Fourier transform infrared spectroscopic, and allied thermal, techniques is presented. Examples of applications of the methods and of their advantages and disadvantages are discussed View full abstract»

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  • Some early transistor applications in the UK

    Page(s): 100 - 106
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    It is 50 years since the transistor was announced by Bell Laboratories. This article recounts the author's experiences with transistors and their applications in the early years of what has been called the transistor revolution. In the first few years there was a chronic shortage of transistors. Early applications included computers, which offered the promise of providing data on the reliability of transistors used in relatively large numbers under well-controlled conditions. Other work soon showed that transistors could replace valves in such applications as nuclear research instrumentation. When eventually transistors became freely available, they quickly superseded valves in most electronic applications View full abstract»

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  • Neurotechnology

    Page(s): 135 - 144
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    Microengineering techniques are being used to address the problems associated with producing an intimate interface between the nervous system and microelectronic devices. As a result of the growing availability of micromachining technology, research into neurotechnology has grown relatively rapidly in recent years and appears to be approaching `critical mass'. This article provides an abridged introduction to this field, with an emphasis on the technology employed View full abstract»

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  • Biological effects of electromagnetic fields

    Page(s): 127 - 134
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    There is much concern and controversy surrounding the effects of low-level electromagnetic fields and radiation. Here, the author describes how, after many years of study, a few subtle effects have been seen, but there is still no convincing biological evidence to suggest that exposure to the fields commonly encountered in the environment would cause any significant adverse health effect in humans 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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