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Issue 14 • Date August-September 9 2008

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  • Engineering and Technology

    Publication Year: 2008
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  • Contents

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 1
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  • Give sport a chance [Editorial]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 2
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  • News

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):4 - 8
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  • Asia news

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):10 - 11
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  • Smart packaging struggles for shelf space [Analysis]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 12
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    According to smart packaging consultant Paul Butler, one of the biggest problems is the confusion identified by the Cabinet Office report over `use by?? dates. ??Temperature is hugely more important than time,?? Butler told E&T, ??but of course it??s how consumers make a decision about whether or not to throw something out.?? View full abstract»

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  • Orkney gets connected

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 13
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    BT has taken advantage of the summer weather to lay the fibre-optic cable necessary to connect the Orkney Isles to its new IP backbone, the 21st Century Network. The 70km cable is pictured reaching land at Skara Brae on Orkney, linking the island to Dunnet Bay in Caithness on the mainland. View full abstract»

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  • No room for space [Analysis]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):14 - 15
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    Professionals who specialise in space technology and its applications are more or less resigned to being a relatively small part of the aerospace sector. When you consider the number of people who fly in aircraft each year compared with the number who fly in spacecraft, this seems perfectly reasonable, but we live in a world apparently governed by turnover, profit and market share, so let??s apply... View full abstract»

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  • The science of winning

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):16 - 19
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    In this feature from the Hidden Engineering series, the author looks at the history of sports engineering as well as the latest sports technology breakthroughs. View full abstract»

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  • Let the games begin

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):20 - 23
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    All over the world, talented competitors are training hard, putting in long hours at their chosen discipline, and seeking the chance to represent their country at international level. With the Beijing Olympic Games in progress, that's no surprise. Yet these people are not preparing for any traditional sporting activity. Active computer games may soon end up as an Olympics discipline. The author re... View full abstract»

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  • Mini Robocup

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):24 - 26
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    We most readily associate the idea of robots competing at sport with machines built to human-size, or at least human- scale. Honda's Asimo, Sony's Aibo and the 'house' hatchet-lady Matilda from TV's 'Robot Wars' spring to mind. The capabilities of these larger machines have advanced at a tremendous rate, keeping them in the public eye. View full abstract»

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  • Letters

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):28 - 29
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  • IP status quo, High fuel prices [If you ask me]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 30
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    Technology manufacturers will be breathing a sigh of relief following a recent ruling by the US Supreme Court which can only be described as common sense. The ruling rejected a claim by LG Electronics that it should retain the rights to patent protection after licensing its technology to a third party, Intel. LG Electronics claimed that its rights were infringed when Quanta Computer used the Intel... View full abstract»

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  • The global engineer

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 31
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    It??s a story every executive will be all too familiar with. High-flying managers surrender their posts in order to spend more time with the family. But now, it seems, they??re putting their relationship at greater risk by staying at home. If you want to save your marriage, leave it behind and go on a business trip. View full abstract»

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  • Gadgets

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):32 - 33
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    This issue, the new 3G iPhone promises something for everyone ?? even engineers View full abstract»

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  • Rat Trap [inventors inbox]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):34 - 35
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    I??m generally against killing. It??s almost always the result of a lack of imagination, a failure of inventiveness. As far as rats go, many people seem to have a visceral fear which justifies all sorts of horrific methods for despatching them. In research, we use View full abstract»

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  • Healthcare's hi-tech lifelines

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):36 - 39
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    Wearable body monitors are reaching into sports and healthcare as preventive medicine gets active. The aim is to produce a garment that will record electrocardiogram (ECG) signals. The cardio-vascular system is not the only target. A 'smart bed' fitted with sensors has been worked on that is intended to help with the monitoring of insomnia and other sleep-related problems. The sensors take ECGs an... View full abstract»

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  • The great builders

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):40 - 43
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    The amount of hardware to design digital silicon keeps spiralling upward. Can the tools cope? As we move further into the multicore processing age, it is tempting to see EDA (electronic design automaation) as a vanguard sector. It helped design the chips. Maybe, its natural participation in designing the generations and refinements that follow will help us solve the accompanying multicore programm... View full abstract»

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  • Testing the waters

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):44 - 46
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    UK utility companies specifically in the water industry, can benefit greatly form the use of new technologies and techniques to help to solve pressing business issues and enhance operational capabilities. View full abstract»

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  • Power is nothing without control

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):48 - 51
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    First there was the announcement by the UK government in January that it wants new nuclear plants to be built to replace the country??s 23 ageing reactors scheduled to close over the next 20 years or so. View full abstract»

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  • Searching for common ground

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):52 - 55
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    As the European Parliament struggles to pull all the strands of a common energy policy into coherent strategy, it is becoming clear that common ground is hard to find. This paper presents the formulating of an energy policy by EU. EU must take into account the effect of energy security issues of potential disruption, both in the long- and short-term, by sabotage, political instability, and specula... View full abstract»

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  • Bring me sunshine

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):56 - 58
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    Ask any scientist to name Earth's most abundant source of energy, and the answer comes quickly: sunlight. In one hour, the Sun strikes Earth with enough energy to power the entire planet for a year. "There's nothing that compares to the Sun. Everything else pales in comparison," Daniel Nocera, the Henry Dreyfus Professor of Energy in MIT's Department of Chemistry, says. With gas and oil prices at ... View full abstract»

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  • Virtual reality enters the real world

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):60 - 62
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    The paper discusses about the growing interest in virtual reality work tools. VR has been used by design engineers in sectors such as automotive and aeronautics for research and product development for years, initially in the form of computer-aided design and manufacturing systems, and more recently for virtual prototyping. View full abstract»

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  • Searching for profit - the Microsoft way [viewpoint]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 63
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    High-street homewares and furnishings retailer The Pier recently deployed Sarian's mobile routing technology to provide back-up connections to support online chip-and-pin transactions at all 35 of its stores. The nationwide rollout involved equipping each of The Pier's outlets with Sarian HR4110 routers, which provide back-up data communications links over new high-speed downlink packet access (HS... View full abstract»

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  • 60-second interview

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 63
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    High-street homewares and furnishings retailer The Pier recently deployed Sarian??s mobile routing technology to provide backup connections to support online chip-and-pin transactions at all 35 of its stores. The nationwide rollout involved equipping each of The Pier??s outlets with Sarian HR4110 routers, which provide back-up data communications links over new high-speed downlink packet access (H... View full abstract»

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