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Issue 11 • Date Nov. 2003

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  • Crossing alliances

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s): 29
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  • What's in a name [Internet Domain Name System]

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):38 - 40
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    Paul Mockapetris is the inventor of the Internet's Domain Name System. This article discusses why domain names are booming on the Net. As originally envisaged, the DNS was restricted to matching domain names and IP addresses, but Mockapetris decided to "overstep" his mandate and design a system that could be extended to include additional data types. As the DNS has grown in scale, its attractions ... View full abstract»

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  • Special report microelectronics

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s): 41
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  • Small chips in crossed wires

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):42 - 45
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    Could the next generation in semiconductor process technology be undermined by the legacy of unresolved technical problems? As we enter 2004, the next phase in integrated circuit manufacturing will begin in earnest, with companies starting to ramp up production of chips based on the 90 nm process. But bad experiences with the 130 nm process, which was heavily delayed by manufacturing problems, hav... View full abstract»

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  • Complex business

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s): 33
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  • Electric railways 1080-1990 [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s): 57
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  • Back on the cards [ID cards]

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):22 - 23
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    The UK's ID card is another piece of good news for the bullish biometrics sector but industry figures are now urging caution. The proposed card's changing shape since 1995 reflects the development of technology in that time: from magnetic stripes to smartcards with digital photos and biometric parameters such as facial recognition, iris scans or fingerprints. The biometrics industry is excited bec... View full abstract»

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  • Satellites Rock! [satellite radio]

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):34 - 37
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    Is part of the world tuning into satellite radio? Noah Samara, the chairman and CEO of WorldSpace, founded the company in 1990. Using untapped bandwidth in the gigahertz spectrum and the broad geographical coverage of a satellite beam, he envisaged a revolution in radio broadcasting. The plan was to launch three satellites into geostationary orbit to provide near-global coverage and beam digital, ... View full abstract»

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  • What skills crisis?

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):24 - 25
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    Thousands more young engineers are to be offered the chance to work in the UK. The Government wants to focus on the contribution foreign nationals can make to filling skills gaps in areas like engineering. Few dispute the need to encourage highly skilled people with specific experience to boost the economy. Less well publicised, however, was a parallel initiative that could see a big increase in t... View full abstract»

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  • The rebirth of UK engineering: the Hawley Review and the creation of the Engineering & Technology Board [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s): 56
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  • Coming clean [nuclear waste]

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):26 - 27
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    What will it take to deal with the UK's nuclear waste? The author reports from a special meeting called to discuss the problem. Managing one of the biggest engineering projects of the coming decades in a way that satisfies everyone involved will rest with a new body the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA). A Liabilities Management Unit (LMU) at the Department of Trade and Industry is working t... View full abstract»

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  • Flash [computer memory]

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):50 - 53
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    Ever falling chip geometries are beginning to raise serious doubts as to the long-term viability of flash. Quantum tunnelling is integral to the operation of flash memory, and as chips are getting smaller the ultra-thin tunnelling barrier is becoming increasingly prone to breaking down. A second problem is with the lifetime of flash-based devices, which can be limited to around 100000 cycles. This... View full abstract»

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  • Silicon takes the strain

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):46 - 49
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    Some people work better under stress: major players in the semiconductor industry are betting on the same being true for silicon. The semiconductor industry is investigating a new way of making the transistors that are the basic building blocks for almost all integrated circuits (ICs). It promises to squeeze more device performance out of current manufacturing processes, or to get the same device ... View full abstract»

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