Engineering & Technology

Issue 15 • Sept. 12 2009

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  • Engineering & Technology

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  • Table of Contents

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 1
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  • Editorial

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 2
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    The Apple Mac has always been the cool alternative to Microsoft's operating system, providing a slick and reliable operating system for creative types who care about the design aesthetics but don't want to be endlessly tinkering with their computers. The attraction of the other main alternative, Linux, is quite different. View full abstract»

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  • News

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):4 - 17
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  • Letters

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):18 - 19
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  • If you ask me

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 20
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  • We have the technology

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):22 - 25
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    In this article, advances in prosthetics (Argus II, i-LIMB, Ossur power knees, exoskeleton) and the possibility of creating a real bionic man are discussed. Today's price of rebuilding a bionic man is also estimated. View full abstract»

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  • The danish miracle

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):26 - 29
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    According to a number of academics and 'scoreboards', Denmark has overtaken Sweden as Europe's most innovative country. It is also the world's second most Web-sawy nation and the one least affected by the recession. This paper discusses the reason behind Denmark's business success. View full abstract»

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  • Olympics watch

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):30 - 31
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    The biggest 'good news' story of the London 2012 Olympic Games so far is that the venue for the Olympic sailing events is the first to be completed on time, to budget and is fully operational. Portland Harbour and Weymouth Bay are the venues, their waters having been rated by the Royal Yachting Association as the finest in Northern Europe. More than 400 sailors from 61 countries will compete for m... View full abstract»

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  • Gadget speak

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):32 - 33
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    MOST HOUSEHOLDS own more than one computer. Therefore the centralised home server is now coming into its own - particularly as broadband is now capable of delivering a myriad of different types of multimedia content. View full abstract»

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  • I'm not working for the clampdown

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):34 - 36
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    The paper states that researchers are trying to make biotechnology open source amid concerns that corporate interests will block their work with patents. The issue of patent-based monopolies in the drugs business became one of the campaigning issues for the Swedish Pirate Party,ostensibly on the back of revulsion at anti-filesharing legislation introduced by the Swedish government. People have out... View full abstract»

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  • The original circuit bender

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):37 - 38
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    Les Paul will always be remembered for the guitar that carries his name, but his most pervasive musical legacy lies in his enthusiasm for modifying electronics. Born Lester Polfuss in 1915 in Waukesha, Wisconsin, the late Les Paul started his practice of engineering cannibalism at an early age. He was taking apart telephones and radios by seven, ultimately rebuilding them into rudimentary amplifie... View full abstract»

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  • Time to hit the open source road

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):40 - 43
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    It's time for a radical rethink in the way we make, fuel and use cars. The author takes a look at different approaches to designing eco-friendly vehicles using open-source principles and sustainable, proven technology. View full abstract»

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  • The diamond and the ring

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):44 - 46
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    The Diamond Light Source facility is used for protein crystallography and to see inside complex structures, and developing its systems presented complex challenges. The control system software, magnet power supply control, electron beam position measurement and position feedback and insertion devices are discussed. View full abstract»

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  • The new hot ticket

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):48 - 51
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    A lack of government support pulled the rug from under the fledgling Concentrating Solar Thermal Power (CSP) industry. Concentrating Solar Thermal Power (CSP) industry has been striving for many years to achieve, despite a false dawn in the 1980s when CSP's early pioneer (Luz International, which built nine CSP plants in California's Mojave Desert) went bankrupt. This signalled the start of a dorm... View full abstract»

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  • Turning tides

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 52
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    The article is about the interview of David McVeigh about diversification strategies in the marine industry and offshore construction. View full abstract»

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  • Open to growth

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):54 - 55
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    The paper is talking about open source software and its applications in the field of business sectors and IT initiatives. View full abstract»

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  • Open to question [analysis]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 56
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    Open source software adoption in enterprise computing is growing but this does not mean that it is suitable for every enterprise. E&T considers some reasons to stick with the 'closed source' model. Open source and commercial software are of about the same quality, and able to achieve similar results.User training, the hardware the products run on, and support staff all have a tangible cost; an... View full abstract»

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  • Profile

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):57 - 59
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    Open Source came to the aid of schools and colleges exam board the Assessment and Qualifications Alliance (AQA) when it needed a secure extranet capable of delivering materials to 35,000 examiners and moderators at low cost. View full abstract»

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  • Oil be back

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):60 - 61
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    This article discusses the efficient use of oils in the workplace maintenance environment. Using the right lubricants can make the difference between smooth operation and premature failure and can even improve energy efficiency. View full abstract»

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  • Manufacturing goes online

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):62 - 63
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    Advanced manufacturing technologies (AMTs) enable many new ways of combining materials and embedding functionality. As a result, they can make previously difficult trade-offs practical, such as geometric complexity versus production time and cost. AMTs can also revitalise manufacturing and generate new employment - when they are combined with Web 2.0. Already a few companies - such as Fabjectory, ... View full abstract»

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  • High-fibre diet

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):64 - 65
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    Manufacturing optical fibre requires lots of automation and plenty of process control. The article presents the process in the fabrication of fibre optics which includes chemical vapour deposition,glass melting and heating, primary preform, drawing and stress testing. View full abstract»

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  • Opening the way to DIY mobiles

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):66 - 68
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    This paper investigates the options presented by open-source hardware and software in building a do-it-yourself mobile phone. View full abstract»

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  • High speeds at high speed

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):69 - 71
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    E&T looks at the many ways in which the telecoms and transport industries are converging. Until a few years ago, most of the convergence between the world's transport and telecoms systems involved the use of a single communications technology per application: a radio link between aircraft and control tower; a broadcasting link between radio station and radio car; a global satellite navigation sign... View full abstract»

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  • Who's next in line?

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):72 - 75
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    The staying power or tenure of company chairmen and managing directors is getting shorter. In the UK the average term of a chief executive is reckoned to be four years. Management succession planning is about a systematic approach to identify, develop and plan talented people for key positions in the company. This paper discusses in detail succession planning and also the advantages it could give ... View full abstract»

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