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Issue 9 • Date Sept. 2003

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  • The obsolescence minefield

    Publication Year: 2003 , Page(s): 29
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  • Sharper sight for surgeons

    Publication Year: 2003 , Page(s): 40 - 43
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    Terahertz radiation could become a new weapon in the fight against cancer, thanks to its capacity to identify minute variations in soft tissue undetectable by other imaging methods. The radiation excites interactions between adjacent molecules and it's the secondary radiation produced by these molecular vibrations that provides the basis for cancer detection. The resulting spectral 'fingerprint' s... View full abstract»

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  • Modern warfare

    Publication Year: 2003 , Page(s): 18 - 19
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    Protection and 'soldier modernisation' were just a couple of the key themes a defence exhibition held in London. In particular this article discusses a guided missile system for ship protection known as SeaRAM and also systems for protecting ships from sea-surface and underwater attacks. It also discusses FIST, Future Integrated Soldier Technology which will wire up the squadie with a reliable pow... View full abstract»

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  • Leading from the front [Sir David Brown]

    Publication Year: 2003 , Page(s): 34 - 37
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    Sir David Brown is the chairman of Motorola UK and the IEE President for 2003/4. This article outlines his life and career in engineering in various industries and the excitement that has come from working at the forefront of engineering. Sir David has worked for Plessey working on the Ptarmigan digital military radio system, for STC working on advanced data switching, as a software manager, and a... View full abstract»

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  • A kinder cut [robobtic surgery]

    Publication Year: 2003 , Page(s): 48 - 51
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    Robots can make surgery quicker, cheaper and safer. So why aren't they in every operating theatre? Basic technological development is still required, an understandably conservative medical profession has to be 'won over', and healthcare planners must be convinced of the financial benefits. Perhaps the best hope for the medical robotics business is the increasing role of market forces within health... View full abstract»

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  • Wearable computing struggles for social acceptance

    Publication Year: 2003 , Page(s): 24 - 25
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    Popular images of wearable computers have ranged from the Dick Tracy watch through to the surgical implants of fetishistic Star Trek baddies-The Borg. The cartoon detective's watch, in particular, has reached iconic status among the electronics community. It is seen as marking a key stage in miniaturisation, with conferences often hosting panel sessions on when we will see the watch become a pract... View full abstract»

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  • The father of LabView

    Publication Year: 2003 , Page(s): 30 - 33
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    National Instruments (NI) prides itself on the way it changed the measurement and automation world for engineers. But, it took a lot of guts and brainpower according to the founder, Jeff Kodosky. LabView is a graphical control, test and measurement environment development package. It is one of the most widely used software packages for test, measurement and control in a variety of industries. LabV... View full abstract»

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  • Doctors at a distance [telemedicine]

    Publication Year: 2003 , Page(s): 44 - 47
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    Medical care seems to be moving further away from the patient as family doctors and hospitals consolidate their operations into fewer, larger units. At the same time, advances in information and communications technology offer new opportunities to deliver healthcare where it is needed, even when doctor and patient are physically separated. Applications of telemedicine as it is called, have been de... View full abstract»

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  • Destination: home

    Publication Year: 2003
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    Consumer electronics manufacturers are cautiously moving towards mass-market home servers that bring digital content and access together in one device at the heart of a home entertainment network. There are plenty of products that merge types of digital content: camera phones, DVD/Hard Disc Drive recorders, camcorders that play MP3 files, and so on. Consumer electronics companies are pushing the i... View full abstract»

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  • News

    Publication Year: 2003 , Page(s): 10 - 16
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