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Issue 19 • 7 Nov.-20 Nov. 2009

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  • Engineering & Technology - Cover

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  • Page plan

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  • After the Berlin wall

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 2
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    Standing in a small park in south London, not far from the grim Elephant & Castle roundabout, is a huge ugly piece of concrete, covered in graffiti. But this is not some remains of inner-city urban decay waiting for the bulldozer to put it out of its misery. It's a small section of the Berlin Wall and it's a museum exhibit. Our children now learn about the Cold War in school history lessons. We sh... View full abstract»

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  • News

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):3 - 11
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  • Letters

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):12 - 13
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  • If you ask me

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 14
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  • Snapshots of E-stonia

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):16 - 20
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    E&T visits Estonia, a former province of the Soviet Empire, to find one of the most technologically advanced and IT-savviest nations in the world. View full abstract»

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  • Technology of escapes

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):22 - 24
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    This journal discussed about different technologies used by the prisoners to escape the Berlin wall. Some of the topics discussed are: force and counterforce; deadly experiments; dangerous flights; and what lies beneath. View full abstract»

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  • The rise of Skoda

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):25 - 27
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    In an ultra-competitive industry suffering from chronic overcapacity, the article discusses how Skoda managed to become UK's best-loved cars. It presents the rise and fall of Skoda during the economic downturn. View full abstract»

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  • Walls of the world

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 28
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  • A sight for sore eyes?

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):30 - 31
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    In this paper, the author presents the opinion of some technology experts regarding the health effects of viewing 3D motion pictures for lengthy periods of time specially the eye strain it caused the young children. The experts claims that there should be more research on this health issues and cited the research efforts done in the military and industrial applications of stereoscopic display eval... View full abstract»

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  • Gadget speak

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):32 - 33
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    The digital SLR (single lens reflex) has come a long way. Initially targeted at professional photographers, prosumer models offer amateurs much of the same versatility that professionals usually have to hand while balancing the need to keep things simple. View full abstract»

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  • Die chance genutzt

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):34 - 37
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    JUST FOUR YEARS after its invention by scientists at Bell Labs and two years after the country came into being, the ironically named German Democratic Republic (GDR) decided it would invest in R&D for semiconductors. East Germany was by no means slow to adopt the transistor. Sony, by comparison, would not start making transistors until three years later. Despite this head start, the GDR-based ... View full abstract»

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  • Form an orderly line

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):38 - 40
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    It's been a few years since anyone heard a vendor talk about it. But, if the recovery continues as projected, a lot more customers will be told how they're on allocation. Amid a punishing recession, it seems bizarre that anyone should be talking about putting their chip-buying customers on allocation. But several companies have acknowledged that some, if not all, of their product lines are already... View full abstract»

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  • Magic and light

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):42 - 44
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    This paper discussed the use of laptop computers for the control of fireworks displays during firework competitions. View full abstract»

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  • Terminator treatment

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):45 - 47
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    Terminator Salvation behind the scenes takes a look at how the movie was made at George Lucas' Light and Magic studio, including interviews with McG, Shane Hurlbut, Ben Snow, Charlie Gibson and Christian Alzmann. They talked about how they tried to shoot as much live action and relied less on computer graphics to give the film a realistic feel. They also used real robots as props, and the ABB IRB ... View full abstract»

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  • Subsea: the final frontier

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):48 - 51
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    In their continued search for new oil fields, developers are looking to deeper and deeper waters. As this paper discovers, Shell's new Perdido platform is pushing the engineering boundaries further than ever before. View full abstract»

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  • China focus

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 52
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    When world leaders meet in Copenhagen in December to thrash out the replacement for the Kyoto Protocol, a small nations will play a pivotal role. Having looked at Brazil last issue, we now shift the focus to China. number of The stated objectives of China's National Climate Change Program are: to make significant achievements in controlling GHG emissions; to enhance the capability of continuous ad... View full abstract»

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  • Food for fuel

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 53
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    Second-generation biofuels that don't compete with foodstock were supposed to be the future, a new report has thrown a huge doubt over the viability of that technology to deliver. In spite of the savaging that biofuels have received in the mainstream media, it is forging on and looks set to make an even greater contribution as an energy source. Despite a number of key issues, such as land use and ... View full abstract»

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  • Data centres 2020

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):54 - 58
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    Data centres: what are the trends and market forces that will shape their development over the coming five-to-ten years? Anyone appraising the data centre business during the recession at the beginning of this decade would have been far from assured about its long-term prospects. Dot-com boom and bust had resulted in industry-wide disaffection toward data centres, and many ClOs were left convinced... View full abstract»

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  • When push comes to crunch

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):59 - 61
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    ROI return on investment is an acronym that looms large in the IT lexicon, but try to pin down a standard definition for it, and you'll soon be foxed. The principle reason why it is so hard to define is because the term's meaning changes broadly, depending on the project and the clients' needs. Its multiple definitions do not stop the term from being bandied around, however, and in erratic economi... View full abstract»

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  • Can you manage?

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):62 - 64
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    In an enormous number of manufacturing companies, project management practice holds the key to unlocking significant gains on the bottom line either directly or indirectly, where a manufacturing improvement project sought to boost on-time delivery performance. The practice of project management turns out to be a skill that appears lacking in many manufacturing business. This article discusses the ... View full abstract»

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  • Perpetual motion

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):65 - 67
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    This paper presents how electronics manufacturer TDK-Lambda has made IT a core part of its production system. View full abstract»

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  • Tapped out

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):68 - 71
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    Phone-tapping used to mean a quick click of mouse to extract the right conversations from computerised exchanges. VOIP services are based on the session initiation protocol (SIP), a TCP/IP-based application layer signaling protocol that lets computers find each other on the Internet. Tapping only becomes easy if the SIP VoIP call is made from a fixed location with a fixed Internet address connecti... View full abstract»

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  • A mere formality

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):72 - 73
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    Mobile phone security gets a boost from a formally proven hypervisor program. We all know about the security challenges of personal computers: they get hacked, viruses hijack machines, and keystroke loggers steal passwords that then end up on public Web sites. Yet the amount of security-critical transactions conducted on such systems is steadily increasing. Now think about smart phones and so-call... View full abstract»

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