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Issue 17 • October 11 2008

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  • Engineering & Technology - Cover page

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): C1
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  • Table of Contents - Vol. 3, No. 17

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  • What does it all mean?

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 2
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    As this issue goes to press, America's $700bn rescue plan has been rejected by the US Senate but could get through after all, Lloyds TSB's takeover of HBOS hangs in the balance, European governments are bailing out another bank and the European Union is wondering what to do about Ireland going it alone to guarantee deposits. View full abstract»

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  • News

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):3 - 6
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  • Analysis - Innovators face structural barriers

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 7
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    The credit crunch is squeezing advice services for technology start-ups, say those at the sharp end, and there should be more support for contract research. Inventiveness continues to flourish in the UK despite the credit crunch, if the evidence of the recent Cambridge Enterprise Conference is anything to go by. But structural issues are making it harder for inventors to become successful entrepre... View full abstract»

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  • A game of leapfrog

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):8 - 9
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    The firms that create and deliver content plan to be in the vanguard of next-generation technology. Kris Sangani reports from IBC 2008 in Amsterdam. View full abstract»

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  • Asia news

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 10
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    China is planning to spend 40 billion yuan (nearly $6bn) on building a further eight highspeed rail lines, increasing the planned number to 24. View full abstract»

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  • Briefing latest

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):11 - 15
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  • Letters

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):16 - 17
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  • If you ask me

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 18
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    'Students in secondary schools can spend more than 10 per cent of teacher-directed time engaged in drawing activities' View full abstract»

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  • Gloom or doom?

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):20 - 23
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    With no end in sight to the current global economic turmoil, E&T looks at the implications for the engineering and technology sector. The UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, Alistair Darling, says that Britain is facing its worst financial crisis in 60 years. No question, today's global financial crisis has the makings of a perfect storm; chronically high borrowing costs, stubborn inflation, a fal... View full abstract»

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  • Technology of deception

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):24 - 27
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    So Beijing's Olympic fireworks weren't real. But, as E&T reveals, deception is all around us, entertaining us, tricking our enemies and even making the sun shine. The paper presents the technology of deceptions that today's world, we are immersed in a sea of deception, not least within the virtual world we increasingly inhabit. The technology of the Internet has permitted the relatively benign... View full abstract»

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  • Ruled by engineers

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):28 - 31
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    The article focuses on increasing role of professionals particularly engineers in the politics of China. The has led a rapid progress of Chinese economy in the last few decades. However, with all the progress, spiritual development has lagged behind somewhere. The leadership tend to see politics as an engineering problem with a clear path to a solution, and regard interference by democratic input ... View full abstract»

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  • Gadget speak

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):32 - 33
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    This week we compare devices that aim to unleash your multimedia content from your computer to your living room TV View full abstract»

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  • Chips feel the crunch

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):34 - 37
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    Mike Fister, president and CEO of electronic design automation (EDA) company Cadence Design Systems, was in bullish mood when he told investors that he had launched a bid for third-placed supplier Mentor Graphics. Fister's aim was to create an EDA powerhouse that could dominate the market and regain ground lost to Synopsys in recent years. View full abstract»

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  • Five steps to serial joy

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):38 - 39
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    Low-speed serial buses can look easy but they have debug problems of their own. Oscilloscopes can help track the bugs down. View full abstract»

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  • Impatient for robots

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):40 - 43
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    This paper discusses the development and current difficulties of a robot-assisted surgery. View full abstract»

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  • Targeting tumours

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):44 - 47
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    This paper presents a new radiotherapy treatment can not only significantly lower treatment time of cancer but also reduce the side effects.Cancer treatment was revolutionised by the development of the medical linear particle accelerators replacing the original gamma ray treatments using Cobalt-60. View full abstract»

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  • The colour of money

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):48 - 50
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    With the technology investment sector buckling under the strains of the credit crunch, Anne Harris discovers that renewable energy continues to flourish. With the financial markets seemingly crumbling around our ears, it would appear to be an inopportune time for the renewable energy sector to begin its huge growth push to meet the UK government's testing 2020 targets. But the good news is that th... View full abstract»

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  • State of the nation

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):52 - 55
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    This paper discusses about solar power. In solar power, 4,000MW of utility scale projects are planned, contracted or under construction using concentrated solar thermal (CST) technology. CST is currently seen as a cheaper generation technology than PV. However, PV is thought likely to become more cost effective as it takes greater advantage of semiconductor-based cost-down economics. View full abstract»

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  • Across the generation

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):56 - 59
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    This paper deals with legacy data management. computing legend speaks of legacy data as a heaving hydra with many heads, any one of which can give an enterprise a nasty gnaw-even when its fellows have all been bludgeoned. Legend tells us legacy data is immortal and practically indestructible, although it can be tamed-even harnessed, if properly treated. Perhaps legacy data's true monstrousness lie... View full abstract»

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  • Keeping data healthy

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):60 - 62
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    A new approach to healthcare informatics should lead the way to a more reliable, safer sector - and might also be the spearhead that brings Web 2.0 to the hospital bedside. According to the UK Health Informatics Society, the term 'health/healthcare informatics' is replacing the previously more common term 'medical informatics'. This reflects a concern to define an agenda for health services that "... View full abstract»

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  • Weathering the storm

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):64 - 65
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    British industry has lost a million jobs in the past decade and is now facing a recession, but the government says it still has every chance of a rosy future. Bob Cervi assesses how the manufacturing sector will batten down its hatches. The UK government's much-trailed strategy to boost British manufacturing, unveiled last month, has little in it that is brand new. However, even if it includes var... View full abstract»

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  • Steely resolve

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):66 - 68
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    In the face of worldwide economic turmoil, one UK metals group is on course to forge a successful year as it taps into global markets. Doncasters is investing in state-of-the-art technology for producing forged and rolled large rings and casings, with a new facility expected to be established by 2010. The investment includes plans to develop facilities for non-destructive testing, welding and heat... View full abstract»

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  • Wheely friends

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 69
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    Volkswagen has come up with three futuristic vehicles which, it suggests, show what can be achieved technologically in just 20 years' time to meet the needs of consumers and the planet. To this end, it has produced three different types of concept car - one for the single urban-user, a second for the pleasure-driver, and a third for the family. The 'One' concept car is driven by a single occupant ... View full abstract»

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