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Issue 4 • Date 28 Feb. - 13 Mar. 2009

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  • Engineering and Technology - cover

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  • Table of contents

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  • Spread a little happiness [editorial]

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  • News

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):5 - 15
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  • California Continues Clean-Car Quest

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 16
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  • Chip Business Under Pressure

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 17
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  • Letters

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 18
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  • If you ask me

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 20
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  • Can you help?

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):22 - 25
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  • How full is your glass?

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):26 - 28
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  • Gadgets

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):30 - 31
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  • Lucky seven?

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):32 - 33
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    Microsoft is tuning up the successor to the disappointing Windows Vista operating system. But will Windows 7 restore confidence in a company besieged by strong competition? Windows Vista was released to manufacture last January 2007 with a great deal of fanfare and anticipation but after its release, it was criticised for being resource heavy. The higher requirements of some of the premium feature... View full abstract»

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  • Separate lives

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):34 - 37
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    Colonel Bud Jones is not having a quiet retirement. When he stepped down from a command role in the US Army, he moved over to the US Central Command to take part in a programme that will see the US military overhaul its computing and communications infrastructure. View full abstract»

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  • Recapture the moment

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):38 - 39
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    For those amateur photographers who'd prefer their memories to be sharp as well as happy, image processing is coming to the rescue. View full abstract»

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  • Real-life robot roomies

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):40 - 43
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    The interface between humans and machines is changing. From merely being tools that we manipulate with buttons and switches, our computers, PDAs and electronic toys will become socially responsive entities. The advent of machines with 'personality' began with a spectrum of modest innovations, from cars that welcome their owners with pretty lights and soothing sounds, through mobile phones that pre... View full abstract»

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  • Is it a bird, is it a plane?

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):44 - 47
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    EVEN IF you have only a passing interest in current affairs, there is a fair chance that you¿ll have read or seen news reports about military missions in Afghanistan and Pakistan involving unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), which the US has been using for several years to hunt down senior members of al-Qaeda. View full abstract»

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  • Taming the yangtze

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):48 - 51
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    The Three Gorges Project (TGP) in China is now the largest capacity hydroelectric plant in the world. It has an installed capacity of 18,200 MW, with each generator rated at 700 MW. The second largest is Brazil's 12,600 MW Itaipu plant. There are also plans to install six more turbines in an underground power house by 2012, giving it a capacity of 22,500 MW. The energy from the TGP will be a great... View full abstract»

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  • Fuelled by the feel good factor

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):52 - 55
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  • Open source = open invitation?

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):56 - 58
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    This paper finds that ongoing questions about the security of open source software may be unfounded, but users require better proof and assurance. View full abstract»

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  • Viewpoint

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 59
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  • Reasons to be cheerful

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):60 - 61
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  • Way down south

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):62 - 64
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    Almost at the exact point in the world map where South America dips its tail into the freezing waters that join the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, one company is defying the laws of logistics by manufacturing a range of consumer electronics products at a place that??s closer to Antarctica than it is to Buenos Aires, the nearest capital city and major centre of consumption in Argentina. View full abstract»

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  • Hannover Messe 2009

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 65
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  • Lean everywhere

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):66 - 67
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    Something is afoot in the business world. Over the last year or so I have noticed an everincreasing number of companies claiming to operate `Lean??. Some even have `Lean implementation?? as one of their key strategic objectives. View full abstract»

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  • Virtually there

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 68
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    Since Morton Heilig unveiled his Sensorama cinema back in the early 1960s, the topic of virtual reality (VR) has intrigued humanity. The ability to interact with a computer simulated environment has opened immense possibilities, principally in entertainment. View full abstract»

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