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Issue 7 • Date 25 April-8 May 25 2009

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  • Engineering & Technology - Cover page

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):C1 - C2
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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 1
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  • When disaster strikes...- [Editorial]

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

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):3 - 13
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  • Letters

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

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 16
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  • Hard lessons

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):18 - 21
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    The paper examines the causes of ten of history's worst engineering disasters and the lessons that could be learnt from them. The ten engineering disasters stretching from the sinking of the Swedish ship Vasa in the 17th century to the explosion of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor at the end of the 20th century illustrate what lessons are learnt when things go wrong. There will always be failures or ... View full abstract»

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  • What would you do?

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):22 - 25
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    The psychology of human behaviour in times of disaster has become an essential discipline used by engineers to reduce the risk that people will die when a building is hit by fire, earthquake or terrorist attack. What became clear is that more lives may well have been saved had people reacted differently. Rather than dash for the nearest exit, most did the opposite: they prevaricated. A study by th... View full abstract»

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  • Disaster recovery

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):26 - 29
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    Seventy years on, airships are finally emerging from the shadow of the Hindenburg disaster.The JHL-40, which will be developed and built by Boeing, combines a neutrally-buoyant semi-rigid helium envelope with four Chinook helicopter rotors. The inert gas provides enough lift to support the aircraft, leaving the rotors to lift cargo - 40t at a time - and propel it at up to 70 knots (130km/h) over i... View full abstract»

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  • Gadget speak

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):30 - 31
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  • Give us an 'e'

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):32 - 33
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  • That's not meat to happen...

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):34 - 37
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    This paper presents situations where poor user interface designs has caused problems for pilots that had led to something disastrous. View full abstract»

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  • Shine a light

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):38 - 39
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    Picoprojector is a miniature movie projector designed for inclusion in handheld devices such as phones. The technology is already playing to both the enterprise and consumer markets simultaneously but the question is, how does a severe economic downturn affect a promising technology like this? View full abstract»

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  • Forecasting flood

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):40 - 42
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    One of the ways flood risk can be determined is by using very accurate 3D digital maps, captured from aircraft-mounted lasers. Ambiental is using this technique to assess the risk of flooding at critical utility sites across the UK. The project, undertaken on behalf of one of the UK's largest water companies, uses LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) data supplied by aerial survey specialist Bluesk... View full abstract»

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  • A flood watershed

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):43 - 44
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    The paper states that remote control and monitoring is the future for flood prevention in low-lying areas. Around five million people live in flood risk areas in England and Wales, according to the Environment Agency. Some parts of the UK are even below sea level, leaving them constantly at risk from permanent flooding and water logging. However, the flood risk can be reduced by drainage districts... View full abstract»

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  • A tale of two cities

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):46 - 49
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    The paper mentions that as oil-rich Abu Dhabi builds the 'world's greenest' city, carbon-heavy China has designs on an eco-friendly metropolis. Exactly when the world decided eco-villages just weren't big enough is difficult to gauge, but for today's environmentally friendly developments, size is everything. Forget any ideals of holistic living and group-hugs; the present-day eco-city is big, bold... View full abstract»

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  • Right here, right now

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):50 - 51
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  • Cutting-edge on campus

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):52 - 55
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  • Play the IT security game fun for all the enterprise!

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):56 - 57
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    IT security is no game, and those who practice it can expect no respite from the onslaught of online threats except for this game. You have to steer your organisation past the hackers, script kiddies and disgruntled employees. Your future as CIO is at stake, and your decisions could spell the difference between winning or losing. All you need are a couple of standard games dice, and some form of p... View full abstract»

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  • Auto-electrification

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):58 - 61
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    Petrol-free passenger cars are no longer the sole province of small specialist manufacturers. Ford is one of many car-makers planning to target the growing market for hybrid and all-electric cars. The Ford strategy calls for the introduction of new hybrids, a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) and battery electric vehicles (BEVs) based on two new global product platforms. The plan calls for in... View full abstract»

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  • Researching for the future

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):62 - 63
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    It may describe itself as "a global infrastructure, finance and media company." but with interests from everyday light bulbs to fuel cell technology, and from carbon composites to cleaner, more efficient jet engines, General Electric Company (GE) knows that it can't succeed without also investing in research and development - including long- term research. The paper presents the efforts of GE's gl... View full abstract»

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  • The net effect

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):64 - 67
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    Is life on the Internet having a disastrous effect on our children's minds? Or are they developing into the ultimate multi-taskers? E&T finds out. Internet access is everywhere these days in schools, households, and in many cases even the bedrooms from which children may soon lead us into the next phase of human evolution or reveal themselves to have been damaged by too much time spent in the ... View full abstract»

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  • A cloud with a silver lining

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):68 - 69
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  • The cost of failure

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):70 - 73
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  • Agreeing to fail

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):74 - 75
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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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