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Engineering & Technology

Issue 11 • Date June 20 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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  • Shooting up the rules - [editorial]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 2
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    COMPUTERS DON??T make mistakes. If they get the wrong answers, it??s because they are asked the wrong questions. At least that??s what our computer studies teacher drummed into us at school. View full abstract»

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  • News - [briefing latest]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):3 - 9
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  • Asia news - [briefing latest]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):10 - 11
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    Filipino low-cost carrier Cebu Pacific Air has forced the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) and local authorities to implement safety measures at Catarman National Airport following several runway incursions involving people and vehicles. View full abstract»

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  • Briefing latest

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 12
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  • Analysis - [briefing in depth]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 13
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    Summary form only given. In a tough climate, many fabless semiconductor businesses are drawing back from the latest and most expensive processes. Faced with the double whammy of rising costs and falling prices, fabless chipmakers are looking for new directions to go so they can start making money again. At the GSA and IET International Semiconductor Forum, the heads of some of the European chipmak... View full abstract»

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  • Letters - [opinion feedback]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):14 - 15
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    Jonathan Wilson??s report on digital rights management in the music industry (`It??s just not rock??n??roll??, Vol 4 #5), reminded me of a problem I have encountered that I??m sure must have been met by many readers of E&T. View full abstract»

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  • If you ask me - [opinion first person]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 16
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    Mention phone call encryption and you immediately think of government leaders or secret agents in Hollywood movies. But the use of call encryption is no longer only for James Bond and his associates. View full abstract»

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  • Machine for shopping - [engineering future]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):18 - 20
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    Forging a link between the convenient online world and the hands-on world of real shops is the aim of Microsoft's latest technology showcase, the Retail Experience Centre (REC). Hidden in the company's Redmond, Washington campus, this full-size replica of a typical 'big box' retailer houses technologies that Microsoft hopes will be at the heart of successful 21st century shops. View full abstract»

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  • What the future holds - [engineering future]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):21 - 23
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    From bioviolence to the obsolescence of professional knowledge - futurologist E&T comments on ten recent predictions from the World Future Society. The World Future Society (WFS) recently put out an interesting list of ten forecasts for up to 2030. Of course, no-one knows for certain what lies ahead. The best anyone can do is to look at evidence mounting today, such as long-term trends or new ... View full abstract»

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  • Olympics watch - [engineering london 2012]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):24 - 27
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    The Aquatics Centre is going to be the jewel of the Olympic Park, 'The Gateway to the Games'. In this paper, the author describes the engineering behind the Aquatic Centre specifically its wave-shaped roof, temporary stands, and the pool. View full abstract»

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  • Gadget speak - [consumer tech broadband]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):28 - 29
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    ON THE surface, the type of broadband offered up by the UK??s biggest cable provider, Virgin Media, and the UK??s main wholesale broadband provider, BT, are very much the same. Both offer an asynchronous broadband connection ?? selling the service mainly on the huge download speeds. View full abstract»

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  • The death of triple play - [consumer tech on demand]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):30 - 31
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    The article deals with the death of triple play - an emerging media strategy which was based on the theory that consumers would prefer to receive telephony, broadband, and content-on-demand services from a single supplier. This model is being threatened by companies that are supplying content over the Internet. View full abstract»

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  • The wrong answers - [electronics nanoscale]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):32 - 35
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    'Solid-state' and 'no moving parts'. They are the phrases manufacturers use to let us know that stuff is reliable. Researchers such as Professor Asen Asenov of the University of Glasgow know, however, that solids aren't all that solid. The core problem is variability. Experts speaking at the recent international conference on CMOS Variability in London, organised by the UK's National Microelectron... View full abstract»

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  • Ethics and synthetics - [electronics biotech]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):36 - 37
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    The paper discusses whether to incorporate ethics subjects to physical sciences especially on synthetic biology. Several arguments arose on the ethical challenges of the effects and consequences of technology, but the science community and philosophers agree on the minimalization of malevolent use of synthetic biology. View full abstract»

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  • More opera than soap - [control F1]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):38 - 41
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    Formula one is on the brink of disaster as the FIA (F¿¿d¿¿ration Internationale de l'Automobile ¿¿ the governing body for world motorsport) is trying to impose a ¿¿45m cap on spending for 2010. However, the F1 teams are fed up with being dictated to and are showing their disdain by refusing to sign up to the new agreement, which had a deadline of 29 May. View full abstract»

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  • Alas poor yorick - i think you've been upstaged! [Control robotics]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):42 - 45
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    The author meets the designers of the Robothespian, the all-singing, all-dancing humanoid robot, which is entertaining and informing audiences around the world. View full abstract»

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  • Transmitted from pigs [Power biogas]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):46 - 49
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    This paper deals with waste management of pig farms and the anaerobic treatment of both human and animal excrement that produce biogas. View full abstract»

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  • A leading light - [power fuel cells]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):50 - 53
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    The article deals with the wide range of fuel cell technologies in a variety of applications. The company behind it believes that it is a major step forward in the development of solid oxide fuel cell technology for stationary power applications. Not only will the fuel cell power plant provide heat and electricity to several homes at the site on the outskirts of Vaasa, Finland, it will highlight t... View full abstract»

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  • Profile - [IT my way]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):54 - 57
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    Summary form only given. The paper mentions that Crossrail is Europe's biggest engineering project. Dr. Phil Bennett is the central figure in rolling-out the complex ICT systems that will run and manage the system. View full abstract»

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  • A unified framework for it security - analysis - [IT security]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 58
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    In IT security, the nature of the threat landscape is ever changing, ever volatile. Incidents of cyber crime are rising steadily, as is the cost and complexity of protecting enterprise systems and information from hackers, viruses, and other strains of malware. Cases of phishing and identity theft are also escalating. Social networking sites have, arguably, introduced additional vulnerabilities in... View full abstract»

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  • Smart drivers - [IT in-vehicle]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 59
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    The computer technology going into our road vehicles is close to delivering everything we expect from desktops and home entertainment systems E & T looks at what's on offer. Although computerised vehicle-control mechanisms remain largely closed to infiltration by more mainstream technologies, in-vehicle systems that mediate driving, and dashboard infotainment systems, are increasingly built on... View full abstract»

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  • Transition to the skies - [manufacturing transport]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):60 - 63
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    The article features about the new crop of flying cars: a futuristic vehicle which is also one of the world's most fuel-efficient plane. It discusses about the dynamics of the futuristic vehicle that incorporates dozens of innovations - the most impressive of which is the electromechanical folding wing. View full abstract»

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  • Counting the cost - [manufacturing offshore]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):64 - 65
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    Offshore manufacturing may seem cheaper at first sight, but reality often works out differently. People forget that wage rates and taxes in countries like China and India are going up. The truth is that overseas sourcing isn't the 'no-brainer' that it was a few years ago. The paper explains how total landed cost can reveal the truth. The only true test of whether an overseas-sourced item is cheape... View full abstract»

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