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Issue 8 • Date 09-22 May 2009

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  • Engineering & Technology - cover

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): c1
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  • Page plan - table of contents

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 1
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  • Eye-popping technologies - [editorial]

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

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):3 - 9
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  • Always look on the green side - analysis - [briefing in depth]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):10 - 11
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  • Green Jobs to beat economic blues - analysis - [briefing in depth]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 12
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  • Loan stalemate threatens power project - asia news - [briefing latest]

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

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):14 - 16
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  • If you ask me - [opinion first person]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 17
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  • Cure for blindness?

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):18 - 20
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    Argus II as a retinal implant is reported. People suffering from macular degeneration and the less common pigmentosa can be benefited by this retinal implant. View full abstract»

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  • Sight and insight - [engineering vision]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):22 - 25
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    Health applications are not the only ideas being investigated for smart contact lenses. Over the past year, technology enthusiasts on the internet have been excitedly blogging about the research of Babak Parviz and colleagues at the University of Washington. These researchers have demonstrated a contact lens that includes an electronic circuit and red light-emitting diodes (LEDs) that are just one... View full abstract»

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  • The eyeborg man

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):26 - 28
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    This article discusses an eye prosthesis that has also the function of a camera, which the invention is coined as the Eyeborg man, developed by Kosta Grammatis, Rob Spence, Phil Bowen, and Steve Mann. In the article, the following are discussed: Tech specs of the vision system, the prosthesis, and aesthetic potential. View full abstract»

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  • Gadgets - [consumer technology kit]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):30 - 31
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  • Coming through a screen near you - [consumer tech 3d content]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):32 - 33
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  • Painting with light - [electronics imaging]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):34 - 37
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    The article reports on the development of digital photography, its limitations and recent problems in providing a good image quality. Some parameters such as brightness, pixel affordability, stray photons and photodiodes are discussed. View full abstract»

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  • Bionic batteries - [electronics power]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):38 - 39
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    Lithium still rules in battery design but nano- and biotechnologies could massively improve on what we have. Things don't change quickly in battery design. The choice of materials to make better batteries is pretty limited and the core material - lithium - has been a feature of batteries with high energy densities for a long time already. The first lithium battery appeared in the early 1970s, alth... View full abstract»

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  • The next landmark in vision - [automation vision systems]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):40 - 42
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    The emergence of high-speed 3D image processing technologies is a major milestone for the vision industry as it represents the most significant step change in processing capabilities since the development of the 2D pattern recognition algorithms. 3D measurement methods have been around for a while but have rarely been used in machine vision due to the computational loads involved. However, not onl... View full abstract»

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  • It's an inside job - [control security]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):44 - 47
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    This paper discusses that some hacking incidents mostly happened to banks are merely done by an inside job. Internal threat comes not only from staff who may have been forced into helping malicious outsiders but from disgruntled employees and former employees. So one way of securing customers' accounts is that to not to do things such as sing default passwords. Also when an employee leaves the com... View full abstract»

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  • Nature's little helpers - [power oil recovery]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):48 - 49
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    An extra 600 billion barrels of oil could be extracted from existing oilfields by using microbes according to oil giant BP. The paper investigeates this statement. Proposed since the 1920s, the use of microbes to enhance oil recovery has remained practically unseen. However, the advances of modern biotechnology and the recent discovery and characterisation of indigenous microbes living in the oil ... View full abstract»

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  • War on waste - [power energy efficiency]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):50 - 53
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    There has been much talk about energy saving in the home, but what is fact and what is fiction? E&T discovers that armed with the correct information consumers can make informed decisions that will counter rising energy bills. As engineers, energy efficiency has come to the forefront of not just our home lives, but also our working world. In the current climate both consumers and companies are... View full abstract»

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  • Profile - [IT my way]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):54 - 55
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  • Viewpoint - [IT opinion]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 56
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  • The body in question - [IT innovation]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):57 - 59
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  • At first sight - [manufacturing vision]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):60 - 63
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    The industrial robot sector is well established within automotive manufacturing but, as this paper discovers, adding vision technology to robot cells can increase productivity and open new processes to automation. View full abstract»

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  • The colour of money - [manufacturing recycling]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):64 - 65
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    The paper discovers that going green should mean saving money, not spending more. Since adopting a new 'lean and green' operating philosophy, IT manufacturer Blue Coat Systems is on target to reduce its carbon dioxide emissions by 3,000t (tonnes) a year. Blue Coat designs and manufactures networking equipment, such as Internet security and gateway devices. Most of its uniqueness is in its software... View full abstract»

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Dickon Ross
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