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Issue 2 • Date 31 Jan.-13 Feb. 2009

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  • Engineering & Technology - cover

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): C1
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  • Table of Contents

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):1 - 2
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  • Why we love GPS [editorial]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 2
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  • News [briefing]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):3 - 14
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  • Letters [opinion]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):16 - 17
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  • if you ask me [opinion first person]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 18
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  • Where would we be without it?

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):20 - 23
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  • I think, therefore ...

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):24 - 26
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    For the last few years, a group of British scientists, led by Professor Owen Holland of the University of Essex, has been engaged in an ambitious project to build a conscious robot. They officially finished in 2007 and yet, disappointingly, no conspicuously conscious form of machine life has emerged from their labs.It was vital, they felt, to have a robot with an internal model similar to our own,... View full abstract»

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  • Evolution

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):28 - 30
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  • slinghooked

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):32 - 33
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  • gadgets

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):34 - 35
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  • Techno explorers take to the ice

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):36 - 38
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  • The new compact

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):40 - 41
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  • location location location

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):42 - 46
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    In September 2008, the BBC began a project to illustrate a typical shipping container's journey around the globe to provide a snapshot of world trade. The Box, as it's called, is fitted with a GPS transmitter that sends its position back to the broadcaster's website to allow anyone who logs on to track its progress. View full abstract»

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  • Emphasis on safety

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):47 - 49
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    This paper discusses about the nuclear industry and its safety control. The nuclear industry is aware that there are a growing number of 'smart' instruments on the market and many claim to have certification to a Safety Integrity Level. The methods of dealing with random hardware failures had been well established, but systematic flaws in the software are a real concern, especially when looking at... View full abstract»

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  • Crisis looming

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):50 - 55
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    Discusses the supply of natural gas from Russia to eastern Europe, including the political problems and pipeline engineering/routing. View full abstract»

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  • Profile

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):56 - 58
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  • Software in bits

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):59 - 61
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    Software componentry promises process efficiencies when it comes to coding up enterprise applications, but the author investigates whether its complexity militates against the theoretical gains. View full abstract»

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  • analysis

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 62
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  • Hidden dragon

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):64 - 66
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    The 2010 Winter Olympics are upon us, and organisers are hoping that heavy investment in technology will pave the way to gold and green. The faint sound of Alpine bells must mean the Winter Olympic Games are set to begin this year nestling between the city of Vancouver and Whistler mountain in the Canadian West. The whisper is, Canada may just have a surprise up its sleeve with a top secret progra... View full abstract»

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  • Riding the storm

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):67 - 69
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    Investigates why the UK machine industry is confident that it can ride out the storm caused by the worldwide economic gloom pervading the manufacturing sector. View full abstract»

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  • A new constellation

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):70 - 73
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    This paper presents the collapse and completion of the Galileo constellation in orbit. View full abstract»

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  • Coordinating content

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):74 - 75
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  • Managing in a downturn

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):76 - 79
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    Last November (2008) the recession began to hurt. The Bank of England quibbled over the exact moment that it had actually started (stating it was mid-2008), but the point is: how much worse can it get, how long will it take before recovery is in sight, and how can companies adapt to face a situation much worse than previous downturns and survive? Now we are officially in a global recession, the bi... View full abstract»

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  • Branson: the global brand builder

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):80 - 81
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    Diversification on the scale of Richard Branson's Virgin group of companies shouldn't really work, say the academics. And yet it has. It's all down to branding, publicity and getting in the right management. Richard Branson may have his occasional little local difficulties such as Virgin Media's spat with BSkyB, its £4.3bn debt, payment of which has been successfully deferred for three year... View full abstract»

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