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Engineering & Technology

Issue 14 • 08 Aug.-11 Sept. 2009

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  • Engineering & Technology - cover

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  • Table of contents

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  • Inspiration drawn from the deep

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 2
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    IET members tell us they don't just read E&T on the train or at their desks but in all sorts of places: in front of the TV, at the pool, in the bath, even in bed. I know: strange but true. So why not at the beach? Perhaps right now you're sunning yourself at some scorching seaside resort (in which case you're probably not in Britain), brushing sand or wiping melted ice cream off the pages and glad... View full abstract»

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  • News

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):4 - 13
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  • A lot of hot air?

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):14 - 15
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    The article gives an overview on UK's government initiative to meet its target in reducing its carbon emissions. The strategy relies mainly on wind energy technology with contributions from other renewable energy sources. View full abstract»

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  • Letters

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):16 - 17
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  • If you ask me

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 18
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  • Voyage to the bottom of the sea

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):20 - 22
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    On 31 May 2009 a unique and versatile hybrid vehicle dived 10,902m below the surface of the Pacific Ocean to the bottom of the 'Challenger Deep' in the Mariana Trench. The Nereus is only the third vehicle ever to have descended this far - to the deepest part of the world's oceans. The revolutionary unmanned craft was designed by engineers at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI) in Massachuset... View full abstract»

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  • Cleopatra's wonders to remain submerged

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):24 - 25
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    The world's first underwater museum could be displaying the treasures of ancient Alexandria as early as 2013. The article describes how Parisian engineers and architects plan to overcome the technical difficulty in this ambitious design. The finished structure will have to withstand earthquakes and tsunamis like those that destroyed the great queen's palace 1500 years ago. View full abstract»

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  • Under the sea

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):26 - 28
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    Underwater cables and pipelines have been used for almost two centuries to carry power, raw materials and to enhance communications. This article discusses the practical applications that is submarine power transmission, submarine oil and gas transmission and energy imports. View full abstract»

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  • First in its class

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):30 - 31
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    When HMS Astute begins sea trials later this year, its crew will get a taste of life in the biggest and most powerful attack submarine ever to be built for the Royal Navy. The Royal Navy's new submarines are the result of one of the country's biggest engineering projects. View full abstract»

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  • What, no HD?

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):32 - 33
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    The UK appears to be falling behind with the creation of HD content, particularly when compared with the US. E&T looks at the measures UK broadcasters are taking to catch up. Last year, consumer display manufacturer LG released the results of a UK survey which demonstrated a great deal of confusion and subsequent distrust of high-definition (HD) technology. View full abstract»

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  • Gadgets

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):34 - 35
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    After you've spruced up the living room with the latest in flatscreen technology, why not treat the teenagers in your household to new surfing and audio possibilities? View full abstract»

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  • The latent imager

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):36 - 39
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    The paper presents the development of charge-coupled devices (CCD). Its applications in astronomy, photography and imaging was also presented. View full abstract»

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  • Past the sell-by date

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):40 - 41
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    Thirty years ago, the military- industrial complex practically owned the electronics component business. Big contracts for weapons programmes helped fund many of the top names in semiconductors, including Intel. Even at the end of the 1980s, Intel was still designing processors, such as the 1960, that were aimed squarely at military users.But, ten years prior to that, a the personal computer had s... View full abstract»

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  • Beam me down...

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):42 - 44
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    One of the world's greatest living explorers, Dr. Robert Ballard, talks to Mark Langdon about how remote control technology can help discover new wrecks and protect previous finds like Titanic. View full abstract»

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  • Bringing britannic to life

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 45
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    Olympic, Titanic and Britannic have all been surrounded in controversy and mystery since the day they were built. Britannic, which was launched in 1914, had been redesigned to correct the defects that had played such a crucial role in the sinking of the Titanic. Dr Robert Ballard is interested in using Britannic as a prototype project for his telepresence idea for Titanic. There is also the possib... View full abstract»

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  • The final frontier

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):46 - 49
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    Autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) have come a long way in the last ten years or so with new battery technologies extending their endurance and programming development improving their reliability. This paper takes a look at the latest technologies that can be used to explore the world's oceans, which remain the last great unexplored wilderness. View full abstract»

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  • Energy from the deep

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):50 - 53
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    The current focus on extracting energy from the oceans has been on wave or tidal devices. There is huge potential in energy derived from the thermal extremes in oceans. View full abstract»

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  • Good vibrations

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):54 - 56
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    Attempts to mine the rich energy sources from the ocean through wave or tidal devices are limited to areas that have fast flowing water. But the author discovers there are plans to use water vibrations to generate electricity from even the slowest running source. View full abstract»

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  • Network heal thyself

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):58 - 60
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    As IT becomes ever-more complex, sophisticated, and extensive, the task of network management is to maintain levels of user expectation against growing technological challenges. To many of those within the IT so tasked it is a thankless undertaking, as no sooner has one performance objective been met than new problems arise that discombobulate the original plan. It is, arguably, an ambition of con... View full abstract»

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  • Viewpoint

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 61
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  • Reasonable expectations

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):62 - 63
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    Service level agreements - SLAs - have been the cornerstone of the contract between suppliers and consumers of ICT services, whether these are internally or externally sourced. Yet despite plenty of time seemingly for SLAs to mature and bed down, there are signs of discontent on both sides of the camp, with some enterprises criticising the culture of blame surrounding SLAs whereby vendors pay dama... View full abstract»

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  • Simulating the factory

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):64 - 67
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    Its not just component that are now simulated and tested in software, but as well as the entire production lines and factories are also simulated before any hardware is built. The losses are not the only cost that has manufacturers turning to simulation tools for insight into how production processes can be improved. View full abstract»

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  • A language for the digital factory

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):68 - 69
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    A version of XML-the language for data portability for factory automation could make it simpler to plan engineering workflows and manufacturing processes on computer. View full abstract»

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