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Engineering Science and Education Journal

Issue 2 • Date Apr 1999

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  • Why protect the environment?

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):53 - 56
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    Virtually all current debates on the environment start with the assumption that protecting the environment is inherently a `good' thing This paper challenges this assumption from the point of view of three major societal groups: individuals; governments; and companies View full abstract»

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  • ERASMUS, son of SOCRATES

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):89 - 94
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    Undergraduates have been participating in exchange visits with European universities under the EU's ERASMUS scheme for many years. This paper discusses changes that have resulted from its implementation under SOCRATES, the main impact being of finance for the sending institution. Problems such as the imbalance of inflow and outflow numbers have not been affected as they are mainly a result of the ... View full abstract»

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  • Engineering trick or treat? the impact of large-scale dams on developing countries

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):73 - 80
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    The factors driving large-scale engineering projects (LSEPs) in developing countries, and their effects on local environments and communities, are no better exemplified than in the case of large-scale dam projects (LSDPs). This paper demonstrates that LSEPs/LSDPs cannot be `tagged on' to developing nations in order to trigger or promote technological, economic or welfare development. In fact, they... View full abstract»

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  • Henry W. Clothier: the `metalclad' man

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):59 - 65
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    The article explores some of the factors and personalities involved in the introduction of ironclad (or metalclad) switchgear in 1906. This unique British response to the safety of switching in electricity supply systems was mainly due to the efforts of one engineer: Henry Clothier. Although his `metalclad' vision was restricted by existing economics and technology, the essential principles are st... View full abstract»

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  • Intelligent mechatronics

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):66 - 72
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    Over the last decade, there has been an exponential growth in mechatronics and intelligent systems activity, a growth which has led to the development of exciting new products which are in everyday use. This article traces the origins of mechatronics and demonstrates how the concept has grown from its beginnings in Japanese manufacturing industry to become universally accepted as an important enab... View full abstract»

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  • Intelligent decision support in clinical practice

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):95 - 96
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  • Properties of porous silicon: EMIS Datareviews Series No. 18 [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s): 58
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  • Parallel and distributed algorithms laboratory assignments in Joyce/Linda

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):81 - 88
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    An NSF ILI grant funded development of laboratories for a three-hour undergraduate course in parallel and distributed algorithms. The course discussed both theoretical and practical areas of study. The laboratories explored various parallel architectures and paradigms and were written using Joyce/Linda, which allows visualisation of both the data movement and the simultaneous execution of the algo... 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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