Engineering & Technology

Issue 21 • December 6-19 2008

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  • Engineering and Technology - cover

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): C1
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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 1
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  • Editorial - [This issue]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 2
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    WE DON'T usually do the special Christmas cover but it's been such an eventful and difficult year for the economy that many of our readers will welcome a break even more than usual. View full abstract»

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  • News - [Briefing latest]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):3 - 12
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  • Analysis asian moon - [Briefing in depth]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 13
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    Next time you look up at the Moon, consider the fact that three spacecraft in orbit around it were designed and built, not in Europe or the US, but in Asia. When India's Chandrayaan-1 slipped into lunar orbit on 8 November, it joined Japan's Kaguya and China's Chang'e-1, launched in September and October 2007, respectively. This is not to suggest that NASA and the European Space Agency are no long... View full abstract»

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  • Letters - [Opinion feedback]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):14 - 15
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  • If you ask me - [Opinion first person]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 16
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    Forensic investigation based dramas have more influence on the educational agenda than Government or the needs of industry. View full abstract»

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  • The ghost of xmas future - [Engineering future]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):18 - 23
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    This paper presents a forecast on what "xmas" will be like 12 years from now. View full abstract»

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  • The turkey's answer to oil - [Engineering biofuels]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):24 - 25
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    America's turkeys now have something else to fear on top of Thanksgiving and Christmas. View full abstract»

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  • The razing of the cutty sark - [Engineering heritage]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):28 - 29
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    On 21 May 2007, the Cutty Sark, the famous clipper kept in dry dock in Greenwich, was badly damaged in a fire. View full abstract»

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  • Gadgets - [Network kit]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):30 - 31
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    Brush away those credit crunch blues with some must-have gizmos this winter View full abstract»

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  • Don't look down - [Electronics business]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):32 - 35
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    The article discusses recession is already hitting the semiconductor business but tight capacity might mean a rapid turnaround in fortunes. The semiconductor business can manoeuvre itself into having a bad year in a good economy. But when it's a bad economy, the chip business has to work hard to not fall into recession. Most of the problem lies in chip pricing. The unit shipments of integrated cir... View full abstract»

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  • Together again - [Electronics design]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):36 - 37
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    Electronic and mechanical CAD are close to reaching an understanding. Standard packages are easy to support but building libraries will have to be taken on by users until manufacturers and distributors provide their own. Forty years since the two branches of CAD went their separate ways, a bond is being formed even if the tools will not merge. View full abstract»

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  • Stages of automation - [Control theatre]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):38 - 41
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    The next time you visit the theatre, the scenery and performers you see flying from wing to wing may be under the control of a technology that started life a few years ago in the manufacturing and process industries. The author raises the curtain on theatrical automation. The theatre production of Peter Pan is propelled by Profinet. This technology, which wows the crowds by making theatre performe... View full abstract»

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  • Offshore advances - [Control subsea]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):42 - 44
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    The article discusses how as the search for oil moves into deeper waters and harsher environments production is moving onto the seabed. Offshore oil and gas production has seen a significant trend in recent years: the elimination of offshore surface facilities, with the entire production system for some of the more advanced fields located on the seabed and connected back to a terminal on the shore... View full abstract»

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  • A blagger's guide to carbon trading - [Power carbon trading]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):46 - 47
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    The man-made emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) are believed to be responsible for the small amount of global warming. The fear is that these emissions might accelerate global warming into something much worse. Carbon trading is putting a price on carbon and creating a cost to its emission thus creating an incentive not to do so. If a limit is set on carbon emissions and issue carbon per... View full abstract»

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  • On the twelfth day of christmas... - [Power research]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):48 - 51
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    The study is the first time a mathematical algorithm known as SPEA (strength Pareto evolutionary algorithm) has been used for the optimal 'multi-objective' designing of hybrid electric energy generation systems. The algorithm provides an optimum range of solutions from which the designer can choose the most appropriate according to the relevant budgetary conditions, acceptable levels of pollutant ... View full abstract»

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  • IPv6 crosses the line - [IT protocols]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):52 - 54
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    The success of China's IPv6 network for the Beijing Olympics may give other organisations the confidence they need to migrate from IPv4. View full abstract»

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  • Processes with a point - [IT software]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):55 - 56
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    This is not going to be pretty. You're in charge of a software development team, your two-year project was delivered over budget and over deadline - and the users are complaining that it doesn't do what they want. Simply using an integrated development environment (IDE) isn't enough to produce robust software these days. Application lifecycle management (ALM) is a category of software designed to ... View full abstract»

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  • 2008: a review - [Manufacturing the year]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):58 - 60
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    The government unveils a voluntary scheme for manufacturers who want to measure the carbon footprint of automobile products. The 'PAS 2050' framework offers guidelines on measuring greenhouse gas associated with most of a product's lifecycle, from design and production through to consumer usage and disposal. View full abstract»

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  • Joined-up planning - [Manufacturing lifecycles]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):61 - 63
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    The growing importance of 'lifecycle' IT for manufacturing over the past decade is no accident. Some of the key business challenges facing both multinational and smaller firms have pointed to the need for the development of broad procedures and technologies that have been parcelled under the PLM (product lifecycle management) banner. PLM, which has its roots in computer-aided design (CAD) going ba... View full abstract»

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  • Brazil calling - [COMMS country profile]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):64 - 67
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    Brazil's communications infrastructure is being modernised to position the country as a future economic superpower. View full abstract»

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  • Tomorrow's teardowns - [COMMS country profile]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):68 - 70
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    The launch of the 3G version of Apple's iPhone revealed a fundamental weakness in handset makers' plans. The launch showed that there is pent-up demand for mobile access to the Internet, but that the wireless data connections which make it possible empty the battery much more quickly than expected. View full abstract»

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  • How to be an even better manager - [Management technique]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):72 - 75
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    What are the 50 best ways of improving your management skills? And do you have an effective checklist of all the questions you need to be on top of? In the first of our two-part mini-series, bestselling author and management expert Michael Armstrong talks tcE&T. If there's one 'How to' manual all managers should have on their shelves, it's probably 'How to be an Even Better Manager'. It's now ... View full abstract»

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  • Management control - we have a problem - [Management coaching]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):76 - 77
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    Continuing our series of on-the-spot coaching advice, chartered engineer and qualified management coach Janet Wright answers your engineering management dilemmas... There's never a dull moment here at E&T Towers where, as usual, we're under siege from readers wanting solutions to their management dilemmas. And, as usual, while we can claim to offer the best possible professional analysis of th... View full abstract»

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Dickon Ross
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