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Engineering & Technology

Issue 1 • Date 16-30 January 2009

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  • Engineering & Technology - cover

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):c1 - c2
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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 1
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  • Vote on the E&T people list [editorial]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 2
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    Who are the most influential engineers around today? Or the technologists that have changed the world? Who ranks as the most important of all time? For our first issue of 2009 my team of editors came up with their suggestions in their areas of engineering and technology and beyond. We then sat down to agree on a list. A few rows and lots of cups of coffee later we settled on our list of 25 E&T peo... View full abstract»

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  • News [briefing]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):4 - 13
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  • Letters [opinion]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):14 - 15
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  • If you ask me [opinion]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 16
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  • The people who make it happen

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):18 - 33
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    The editors publish a list of who we believe to be 25 of the most influential figures in the world of engineering and technology today. Continued part two. View full abstract»

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  • And now for the bad news [engineering future]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):34 - 37
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    This Year should see the completion of the world's new tallest building, Burj Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. Societies often feel compelled to show how good they feel about the future by erecting the world's tallest building. Construction begins on these behemoths as the social mood starts accelerating upward View full abstract»

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  • Prince of rails [engineering heritage]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):38 - 40
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    The 1880s saw the invention of two very different forms of transport. While Karl Benz??s exciting, noisy and dirty motor car has since spread exhaust fumes across the planet, Werner von Siemens??s silent, efficient, communal electric tram is only now finding its way back into our cities. View full abstract»

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  • The great divide [engineering philosophy]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):41 - 43
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    Most scientists are perfectly aware of how beautiful and aesthetically appealing their work can be. They have a desire to share the beauty of what they find in nature, and many of them understand that scientific notation isn't always the best way of getting their message across to people who aren't so fluent in that language. Pictures, on the other hand, speak to all of us. They are one of the bri... View full abstract»

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  • Separated at birth [network kit]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):44 - 45
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    IT APPEARS that television broadcasters have been playing catch-up with the highdefinition (HD) television industry in the UK, but the sector is quickly catching up and, if you have an HDTV but still yearn for your favourite shows to be received in HD, now is the time to shop around. View full abstract»

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  • Density drive [electronics IEDM]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):46 - 49
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    CHIPMAKERS VIED for the prize of densest process at the International Electron Device Meeting (IEDM) held in San Francisco in mid-December, using last-minute switches to put forward their best results and demonstrate that even as far as 22nm conventional transistor structures can still work. View full abstract»

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  • The crystal method [electronics silicon]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):50 - 51
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    Chipmakers are going back to the beginning of the integrated-circuit (IC) industry to find techniques that can boost performance in chips as transistors scale into the nanometer generation. New processing techniques and a better understanding of the quantum-mechanical behaviour of highly scaled devices are helping to re-open avenues that were closed off in the late 1960s, as researchers revealed a... View full abstract»

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  • A helping hand [automation robotics]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):52 - 56
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    As we emerge from the brief hiatus of Christmas and brace ourselves for the economic storms forecast for the year ahead, this is perhaps not the best time to be talking about investment in manufacturing. View full abstract»

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  • Power games [power olympics]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):58 - 61
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    From the moment that International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge announced in July 2005 that the UK, or, more accurately, London, was to host the 2012 Olympics, the race was on to ensure that the electrical infrastructure in east London could support the requirements of the proposed high-tech 2.5sq km Olympic Park. Before construction work could begin on the London Olympic Park the ele... View full abstract»

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  • The great carbon credit swindle [power carbon trading]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):62 - 63
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    With much of the funding for renewable energy projects based on carbon trading, it is vital that practices operate successfully. But, as Dan Lewis discovers, all may not be well with the scheme. View full abstract»

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  • Quantum leaps [IT high-end computing]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):64 - 67
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    Systems based on quantum processing techniques could represent a new era in high-performance computing ?? but they will not necessarily be suitable for every application. Philip Hunter reports. View full abstract»

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  • The attack almanac

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):68 - 69
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    E-crime is not random - it follows world events and seasonal trends. So adopting an anticipatory security strategy can help close vulnerbailities, says Iftach Ian Amit. View full abstract»

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  • Analysis [IT software]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 70
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    Microsoft's Silverlight development tool may aspire to greater professionalism, but its maker is finding the licensed code habit hard to give up. Microsoft's release of Silverlight 2.0 - a development platform for online multimedia applications - caused a ripple of surprise in the software world, not least because the software giant has made some Silverlight components available under an Open Sour... View full abstract»

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  • Food fix [manufacturing food]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):72 - 74
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    The article reports consumers are striving to ditch the sat-fat and eat five-a-day, so food manufacturers are serving up innovation. In need of a fast-food fix but worried it could damage our health. As governments worldwide urge us to eat less salt, sugar and fat, more and more consumers are demanding healthier food and drinks. And this trend is not lost on food manufacturers. There is a definite... View full abstract»

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  • Profitable proximity [manufacturing opinion]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 75
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    Manufacturers in western Europe are facing a number of key challenges in addition to the current financial crisis. In this global manufacturing world, demand is being driven by emerging markets, and European manufacturers need to be able to target the developing middle classes in places like India, including producing goods locally. Another major challenge centres on the supply chain - the increas... View full abstract»

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  • Pioneering plastics [manufacturing materials]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):76 - 77
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    A new slant on the lightweight commuter bicycle has been developed by a UK company using injection-moulded, glass fibre reinforced plastic parts. Although the design of the bicycle is based on a frame manufactured from magnesium, a specially formulated nylon filled with long glass fibres is used for crucial mechanical parts like the rear suspension unit. The expertise to injection mould this light... View full abstract»

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  • Traffic cops and bottlenecks [comms bandwidth]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):78 - 81
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    the success of Youtube and the bbC??s iPlayer is testing the isPs?? ability to deliver. chris Evans-Pughe looks at their response to the bandwidth bulge. View full abstract»

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  • If we launch it, will they come? [comms service uptake]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):82 - 83
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    How can you predict whether customers will flock to a new communications service, or avoid it like a bad smell? William Webb offers some guidance. View full abstract»

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  • Events [major strap minor]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 86
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Engineering & Technology is the IET's flagship magazine featuring analysis, news, innovation announcements, job advertisements and careers advice.

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Dickon Ross
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