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Issue 20 • Date 21 Nov.-04 Dec. 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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  • Global hopes on copenhagen [Editorial]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 2
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    THIS ISSUE'S cover is a thermogram of the Houses of Parliament. Thermography records the temperature of surfaces by detecting infrared radiation, from the coldest in black to the warmest in white. The colours show variations in temperature from the coldest areas in black to the hottest in white. View full abstract»

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  • News[Briefing Latest]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):3 - 12
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  • Analysis [Briefing in Depth]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 13
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    E&T reports from the CEAS 2009 European Air and Space Conference in Manchester, organised by the Council of European Aerospace Societies. Developments in micro-miniaturisation, packaging and power subsystems have allowed engineers to reduce the size and mass of satellites capable of accomplishing missions formerly reserved for much larger spacecraft. One example is the Disaster Monitoring Cons... View full abstract»

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  • Letters [Opinion Feedback]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):14 - 15
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  • If you ask me [Opinion First Person]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 16
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    'The myth of growth has failed the one billion people who still attempt to live on half the price of a cup of coffee each day' View full abstract»

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  • Let there be light [Engineering Luminaires]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):18 - 21
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    This paper investigates the shift to energy saving lightning will save vast amount of electricity. Incandescent bulbs proving more difficult for replacement and more controversial than anyone light sources. View full abstract»

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  • Tomorrow's world [Engineering Innovation]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):22 - 24
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    The mirrors in the bathroom display your blood pressure, temperature and weight from sensors in your toothbrush and in the floor. The smart mirror will also remind you when to take medication and will display today's weather. Touch screens are ubiquitous: from a very clever smart board on the kitchen wall to a discrete 2,000-LED display embedded into the kitchen worktop that controls the environme... View full abstract»

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  • Six ways to save the planet [Sustainability Innovation]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):25 - 27
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    Once the dust settles on next month's Copenhagen climate change summit, attention will turn to how new targets are going to be met. We asked E&Ts editors to review some of the technologies that could provide the world's governments with an early Christmas present. How can the communications industry help tackle global warming? The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is currently lobbyi... View full abstract»

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  • Olympics watch the aquatics centre [Engineering London 2012]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):28 - 29
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    Lawrie Douglas describes the engineering behind 'the jewel of the Olympic Park' - the Aquatics Centre View full abstract»

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  • Manufactured and designed in Korea [Consumer Tech Korea]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):30 - 31
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    While the rest of the world's consumer tech industry flounders because of the downturn, Korea's is flourishing. And since the establishment of the Republic of Korea in the south, the country's industrial achievement has been spectacular particularly in the area of consumer electronics and its large consumer electronics companies such as LG and Samsung appear to be successfully challenging the domi... View full abstract»

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  • Gadgets [Consumer Technology Kit]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):32 - 33
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    Cut the wires, get tough and act like Cool Hand Luke. Simon Munk finds out wether the latest technology is just hot air. View full abstract»

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  • Saints or sinners? [Electronics Energy]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):34 - 35
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    Chips could play a major role in cutting carbon emissions but simply making them incurs a big burden.Despite regular improvements, energy consumption is likely to remain high in silicon production - the biggest changes in lifecycle cost come from extending the lifetime of electronic systems and, longer term, by shifting lower-performance components to alternative technologies. For example, one of ... View full abstract»

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  • Until the pips squeak [Electronics Low-power]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):36 - 39
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    The electronics industry has been obsessed with driving down power consumption for more than a decade, not so much from a green perspective but to stop laptops and phones going flat at critical moments. Semiconductor design is fundamental to extending the battery life of the portable devices on which so many people depend, particularly since improvements in battery capacity are so slow to emerge. View full abstract»

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  • Hi, robot [Control Robotics]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):40 - 42
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    A bellwether of this decline particularly in the UK has been the take-up of robotics and automation. At the time of writing the UK economy is still technically in a recession, so it's to be expected that manufacturing will have reined in investment, but figures show that for some years UK industry has doggedly refused to embrace the technology to anything like the extent as its European rivals. View full abstract»

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  • Underground vision [Robotics Vision]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):44 - 47
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    Automating the surveying process offers the opportunity to see a mine in a whole new light. This article introduces a laser scanner with a robotic vehicle for scanning mines. The robot is a combination of laser scanning instrumentation with wireless communications and robotic technology in the form of a remote surveying vehicle (RSV), to make data capture much faster and improve the range and cove... View full abstract»

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  • Empire of the sun [Power Solar]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):48 - 50
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    The paper reports on Solar Power International conference in Los Angeles, California, USA. The conference is meant to strengthen the belief that the time is perfect for the solar power to grow. It also discusses the position of the US government in the development of solar energy industries. View full abstract»

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  • India focus [Power Cop 15 India]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 51
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    The latest in our series of reports from the emerging countries that will be vital to achieving an agreement at the climate change conference in Copenhagen. India is tackling climate change with the National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC). The stated objective of this policy is to establish an effective, cooperative and equitable global approach based on the principle of common but differen... View full abstract»

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  • Built to be green [Power Buildings]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):52 - 53
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    This paper discusses the reduction of global emission by designing sustainable buildings. It also presents options in building heating system in the form of heat networks. Through the use of this heat networks, it is possible to deliver low and zero carbon heat to towns and cities. View full abstract»

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  • Profile [IT my Way]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):54 - 57
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    Global law firm Simmons & Simmons has successfully deployed a worldwide upgrade of its IT infrastructure helmed by IT director Abby Ewen and her team. View full abstract»

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  • Life begins at 45 [IT Mainframes]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):58 - 59
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    Virtualisation? Scalability? Thin clients? Secure data? Middle-aged mainframes have been doing it since the 1960s, explains Trevor Eddolls and they're still swinging. View full abstract»

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  • Going undercover [Manufacturing X-Rays]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):60 - 62
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    More than a century after their discovery, new uses are still being found for X-rays. This paper presents one of the latest sectors to adopt X-ray technology, the industrial sector. View full abstract»

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  • Working with wind [Manufacturing Energy]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):63 - 65
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    The market for wind energy is booming, but while that increased production may seem a boon for wind turbine manufacturers, it comes at a cost. With competition mounting, turbine manufacturers are striving to increase productivity and quality while driving down costs. View full abstract»

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  • Less is more [COMMS Sustainability]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):66 - 68
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    If you want to get all hairshirted about it, the green mantra of 'reduce, reuse, repurpose, recycle' doesn't leave much slack for buying things because you want them, because they are fashionable, or because you would feel left behind without them. But the mobile phone industry is based on getting new customers and keeping existing ones by creating new handsets that enable new services. View full abstract»

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Dickon Ross
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