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Issue 8 • Date Aug. 2003

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  • Software superglue [Web services]

    Publication Year: 2003 , Page(s): 46 - 49
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    It is still early days for Web services but they have recently become one of the hottest issues within the software industry. In a nutshell, Web services are a set of standards based technologies that allow software engineers to connect up a multitude of proprietary IT systems quickly and flexibly. They provide a neutral 'glue' that, in effect, makes lots of different technologies look the same. B... View full abstract»

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  • Nuclear must 'get ordinary'

    Publication Year: 2003
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    Renewing the UK's nuclear programme could make US-style blackouts less likely in the long term, but the industry would have to reinvent itself first. There are four key conditions for ensuring the industry's future. First, a resolution of the nuclear waste problem: this doesn't need science and technology in spades; public trust is the real issue. Secondly, an end to plutonium movements to counter... View full abstract»

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  • Special Report: software

    Publication Year: 2003 , Page(s): 37 - 41
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  • Model development

    Publication Year: 2003 , Page(s): 42 - 45
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    In 2001, the Object Management Group (OMG), an IT industry standards body, came up with the Model Driven Architecture (MDA), an approach to software development grounded on the principles of high-level abstraction and hardware independence. Using MDA, teams of developers, it was proposed, would build a model of their system, which would then be used to create not just working prototypes but almost... View full abstract»

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  • Swap your boiler for a power station

    Publication Year: 2003 , Page(s): 24 - 25
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    From autumn 2003, householders will be able to save money by generating their own electricity. The author looks at whether they will invest in CHP units. Whispertech and Microgen, have been running in-home trials of CHP units that can replace a standard gas-fired central heating boiler and also generate electricity. Both models will have an electrical output of just over a kilowatt contributing to... View full abstract»

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  • Lights out for UK?

    Publication Year: 2003 , Page(s): 18 - 19
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    This paper discusses the August 2003 power blackout in north-east USA and Canada. Some UK industry observers believe the Government's energy policy could lead to US-style blackouts in the future, possibly even as early as winter 2003. A lot of generating capacity has been taken out of the UK market due to falling wholesale electricity prices, which puts extra strain on the system during peak load ... View full abstract»

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  • Global player [discrete semiconductor business]

    Publication Year: 2003 , Page(s): 34 - 35
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    Given all the fuss that surrounds the system-on-a-chip end of the semiconductor business, you might be forgiven for thinking nobody is making discrete devices any more. The reality is that rather than eliminating the need for traditional power analogue and linear devices, very large scale integration has stimulated the demand for key classes of discretes especially in the areas of power control an... View full abstract»

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  • They come from outer space

    Publication Year: 2003 , Page(s): 30 - 33
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    Today, a system using hundreds of chips could suffer several soft error failures a month, and the problem is set to increase. Why is this and what are the implications?. View full abstract»

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  • China's new players [mobile phone handset manufacture]

    Publication Year: 2003 , Page(s): 22 - 23
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    The Chinese mobile communications market is looking very attractive to multinationals faced with market saturation in regions like Western Europe, where penetration is expected to top 80% in the next few years. The Xinhua state news agency reports that mobile communications took 46% of the total telecoms revenue worth $26.5bn in the first half of 2003, when 28.5 million people signed up for mobile... View full abstract»

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